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BC-Business News Digest

November 8, 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.


FEDERAL RESERVE-LOOKAHEAD — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates once more this year but will likely hold off on any action when its latest policy meeting ends Thursday. Still, investors will be parsing the statement the Fed will issue after its meeting for any sign that it might be rethinking its probable pace of credit tightening in the coming months. By Martin Crutsinger. UPCOMING: 650 words at 3 a.m.

WIRED NATURE — If a tree falls in the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, dozens of microphones will hear it and stream the sound live on the internet. The idea of a “smart city” is to put sensors everywhere, pulling in data that can be analyzed in real time to help smooth traffic, save energy, monitor pollution or respond to crime. So what happens when you apply such an artificially connected network to nature? A research team at MIT has been trying it out in a former cranberry bog in Plymouth, Massachusetts. By Matt O’Brien. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos at 3 a.m.


FINANCIAL MARKETS — A report on global markets, starting in Asia and updated through the close of trading on Wall Street.

MORTGAGE RATES — Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. By Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 10 a.m., 300 words by 10:45 a.m.


JAPAN-EARNS NISSAN — The automaker reports earnings. UPCOMING: 130 words at 2 a.m.

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