BC-Business News Digest
BC-Business News Digest
Sep. 14, 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.
DATA PRIVACY-BROWSER SAFEGUARDS — Worried about Facebook and Google tracking your online surfing for ad targeting? The makers of two web browsers are trying to help fight back. Apple's Safari, in particular, makes an aggressive attack on tracking - though it won't always help when using apps or a more widely used browser from none other than Google. By Anick Jesdanun. SENT: 870 words, photos.
DATA PRIVACY-BROWSER PROTECTIONS-HOW IT WORKS — A look at how Apple's Safari browser will try to thwart data tracking. By Anick Jesdanun. SENT: 530 words, photos.
MARKETS & ECONOMY:
FINANCIAL MARKETS —U.S. stocks are slightly higher Friday as banks climb but retailers and big-dividend stocks slide. The Federal Reserve said production of cars and energy jumped in August. By Marley Jay. SENT: 770 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated through 5 p.m.
RETAIL SALES — U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as shoppers spent less on cars, furniture and clothes. By Christopher Rugaber. SENT: 420 words, photos.
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION — U.S. industrial production rose by a healthy 0.4 percent in August, boosted by gains in the production of autos, oil and natural gas. By Josh Boak. SENT: 460 words, photos.
US-CHINA LOBSTER TARIFFS — The impacts of China's seafood tariffs are being felt in Maine, where lobster prices are falling.
CLEAN WATER-BREWERIES — Craft brewery operators whose most important ingredient comes from the nation's lakes and rivers are becoming a strong voice for clean water.
DEVOS-FOR PROFIT COLLEGES — A federal court has ruled it was "arbitrary and capricious" for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to delay an Obama-era rule meant to protect students swindled by for-profit colleges. By Maria Danilova. SENT: 720 words, photo.
ITALY-FIAT CHRYSLER — The heir to Fiat's founding family has paid an emotional farewell to the late CEO Sergio Marchionne, who died suddenly in July, saying "he taught all of us ... to have the courage to change." By Colleen Barry. SENT: 590 words, photos.
SAUSAGE RECALL — The Agriculture Department says Bob Evans Farms is recalling nearly 47,000 pounds (21,318 kilograms) of pork sausage links because it might contain pieces of plastic. SENT: 130 words.
HENRI BENDEL-CLOSING — The luxury retailer Henri Bendel, which opened its doors in New York's Greenwich Village at the end of the 19th century, is closing. SENT: 140 words, photos.
SPACEX-MOON — SpaceX says it has signed the first private moon traveler. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 340 words, photos.
CHINA LOBSTER TARIFFS — The American lobster industry is starting to feel the pinch of China's tariff on U.S. seafood as exporters and dealers report sagging prices and financial pressure. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 560 words, photos.
BREAST IMPLANTS — U.S. health officials say they'll convene a public meeting of medical advisers next year to discuss new science on breast implant safety. That includes an independent analysis to be published Saturday that suggests certain rare health problems might be more common with silicone gel implants. SENT: 780 words, photos.
MUSLIM WORKERS-DISCRIMINATION — A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a federal anti-discrimination agency said. By James Anderson. SENT: 450 words, photos.
TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA:
NKOREA-SONY HACK — North Korea strongly denied claims by the United States that a computer programmer working for the North Korean government was involved in the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and the spread of the WannaCry ransomware virus. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 470 words.
CBS-NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS-LAWSUIT — A Delaware judge hears arguments over evidence production in a lawsuit pitting CBS Corp. against its controlling shareholder in a legal battle for control of the media company.
BREXIT — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned Friday that developments surrounding Brexit are "the most significant influences" on the economic outlook for Britain. By Pan Pylas. SENT: 470 words, photos.
CHINA-ECONOMY — Chinese factory output and retail sales held up in August but investment weakened, adding to challenges for communist leaders as they fight a tariff battle with Washington. SENT: 350 words.
TURKEY-ECONOMY — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reproached the central bank for sharply raising interest rates, saying the country would "see the results" of the bank's independence. SENT: 140 words, photo.
ITALY-MARCHIONNE MEMORIAL SERVICE — A memorial service is held in Turin Cathedral for the late Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, who died suddenly in July after complications from surgery, leaving three major publicly traded companies without leadership. UPCOMING, timing uncertain.
RUSSIA-CENTRAL BANK — Russia's Central Bank has hiked its key interest rate for the first time in nearly four years, moving to shore up the ruble amid increasing risks of U.S. sanctions. SENT: 140 words.
MONEY & MARKETS SUMMARY:
Investors sent shares in Dave & Buster's Entertainment sharply higher after the restaurant and arcade chain's latest earnings topped Wall Street's expectations. The company also said it will start paying quarterly dividends.
Glaxo gets a shot in the arm
GlaxoSmithKline's new shingles vaccine Shingrix is racking up sales well beyond expectations. It couldn't come at a better time, with the British drugmaker steadily losing revenue from former top seller Advair and some other older prescription drugs.
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