BC-APFN-APFN-Business News Digest
Aug. 30, 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.
SOUTH SUDAN-OIL AND PEACE — Emboldened by a new peace deal, civil war-torn South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region next month to make up for more than $4 billion of revenue lost during years of fighting. By Sam Mednick. UPCOMING: 800 words at 5 a.m.
MARKETS & ECONOMY:
FINANCIAL MARKETS — A report on global markets, starting in Asia and updated through the close of trading on Wall Street.
CONSUMER SPENDING — The Commerce Department issues its July report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. By Martin Crutsinger. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report 8:30 a.m., 350 words by 9:15 a.m.
MORTGAGE RATES — Freddie Mac reports on this week's average U.S. mortgage rates. By Josh Boak. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 10 a.m., 300 words by 10:45 a.m.