PAGINATION EDITORS:

BUSINESS EDITORS:

U.S. financial markets will close at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.

The AP Business News desk is staffed and the BC-Business News Digest will move.

Trading will remain closed Thursday in observance of Christmas.

Money & Markets modules for Thursday, Dec. 25, will move at their usual time.

The will not be any modules produced for use on Friday, Dec. 26. The normal production schedule for Money & Markets will resume on Friday.

Markets will operate on a normal schedule on Friday Dec. 26 and Wednesday Dec. 31.