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BC-Business News Digest

November 30, 2018

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

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BOOZY ADVENT CALENDARS — Typically filled with chocolates, several companies are instead selling cardboard advent calendars stuffed with cans of beer, bottles of wine and chunks of cheese. The calendars are sold for a limited time, get major social media buzz and tend to sell out quickly. Many are available in the U.S. for the first time after gaining popularity in Europe. By Joseph Pisani. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos after midnight.

BRITAIN-FARMING ROBOTS — A British startup is carrying out trials of a farming robot for its autonomous precision “seeding, feeding and weeding” system, one of a number of “agri-tech” startups working to transform food production. By Kelvin Chan. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, video at 7 a.m.

ELECTION 2020-GENERAL MOTORS — There’s a big question floating over battleground Ohio: In the wake of GM’s announcement that it’s closing plants and cutting jobs, will voters stick with President Trump? By Sara Burnett. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos at 2 a.m.

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