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BC-Business News Digest

November 9, 2018

Here are AP Business News’ latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

CHINA-STOCK MARKET BLUES — China’s government is trying to dispel stock market gloom and talk up prices with promises of tax cuts and a media campaign led by its economic czar. The market benchmark plummeted 30 percent before a slight rebound but remains the world’s worst performer this year. That is a blow to communist leaders who are trying to shore up economic growth and fight a tariff war with the U.S. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 1,200 words, photo.

US ELECTION 2018-FARM BILL — Prospects for Congress passing a new five-year farm bill before the end of the year have improved in the wake of the midterm elections because Republicans have lost their leverage for imposing stricter work requirements on food stamp recipients, a key lawmaker and other experts said. By Steve Karnowski. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo at 1 a.m.

MARKETS & ECONOMY:

FINANCIAL MARKETS — A report on global markets, starting in Asia and updated through the close of trading on Wall Street.

PRODUCER PRICES — The Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in September. By Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 8:30 a.m., 300 words by 9:15 a.m.

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