BC-Business News Digest
BC-Business News Digest
Sep. 06, 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.
TRADE-CHINA TARIFFS — The Trump administration may be about to slap tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a confrontation between the world's two biggest economies and likely squeezing U.S. companies that import everything from handbags to bicycle tires. By Paul Wiseman and Anne D'Innocenzio. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos at 3 a.m.
UBER CEO-Q&A — Dara Khosrowshahi took the reins at Uber a year ago and inherited a ride-sharing company plagued with scandals. He has made safety the top priority and is trying to rebuild its culture. He envisions Uber becoming a one-stop shop for transportation planning including Uber cars, bikes, scooters and mass-transit. By Cathy Bussewitz. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos at 6 a.m.
WAGES-BIG RAISES FOR SOME — American workers who quit to take new jobs have been enjoying pay raises that are one-third larger than raises for workers who stay put — producing a gap that is the widest since the Great Recession. At the same time, retail and restaurant workers are receiving more generous raises than manufacturing workers are. And America's CEOs are receiving some of the biggest pay gains of all. At a time when the average annual wage increase for U.S. workers as a whole — 2.7 percent — remains surprisingly sluggish, some categories of workers are doing much better than average. By Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 800 words by 9 a.m.
MARKETS & ECONOMY:
FINANCIAL MARKETS — A report on global markets, starting in Asia and updated through the close of trading on Wall Street.
ADP-EMPLOYMENT — Payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in August. By Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 8:15 a.m. 350 words by 9 a.m.
PRODUCTIVITY — The Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the second quarter. By Josh Boak. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 8:30 a.m. 350 words by 9:15 a.m.
ECONOMY-SERVICES — The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for July. By Marcy Gordon. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 10 a.m., 300 words by 10:45 a.m.
MORTGAGE RATES — Freddie Mac reports on this week's average U.S. mortgage rates. By Marcy Gordon. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 10 a.m. 300 words by 10:45 a.m.