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BC-Business News Digest

May 17, 2019

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 .

TOP STORIES:

BREXIT _ Talks between Britain’s government and opposition aimed at striking a compromise Brexit deal broke down without agreement, plunging the country back into a morass of uncertainty over its departure from the European Union. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 730 words, photos.

TRUMP-AUTO TARIFFS _ President Donald Trump delayed any decision to impose tariffs on car and auto-part imports, deciding against ratcheting up trade disputes or impacting ongoing talks with European nations and Japan. SENT: 260 words, photos.

MARKETS & ECONOMY:

FINANCIAL MARKETS _ Stocks flopped on Friday, and investors herded into the safety of bonds after the market’s reading of the U.S.-China trade war flipped back to worry. By Stan Choe. SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated through 5 p.m.

INDUSTRY:

JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN _ Nissan proposed adding Renault’s chief executive, Thierry Bollore, to its board, as well as several outsiders, to strengthen its governance following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. SENT: 340 words.

TECHNOLOGY:

SNAPCHAT-GENDER SWAP _ Snapchat’s new photo filter that allows users to change into a man or woman with the tap of a finger is not necessarily fun and games for transgender people. Some say it reduces their very real and often painful experiences to mere folly. But others see the potential for such tools to lead to self-discovery among people who are struggling with their gender identity. By Jeff McMillan. SENT: 830 words, photos.

AMAZON-DELIVEROO _ Amazon is investing in British meal delivery company Deliveroo, expanding its reach into food retailing. Deliveroo said it raised $575 million from investors led by Amazon. SENT: 280 words.

INTERNATIONAL:

KOREAS-DIPLOMACY _ South Korea has decided to allow its businesspeople to visit their factories at an industrial park in North Korea that was shut down by Seoul’s previous conservative government in 2016 following a North Korean nuclear test. SENT: 400 words, photos.

JAPAN-US TRADE _ Japan’s trade negotiator said Washington won’t be demanding any numerical restrictions on Japanese auto exports to the U.S. SENT: 210 words, photos.

SINGAPORE-NEW ZEALAND _ Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on internet platforms was an “effective” response to the New Zealand mosque attacks but stopped short of endorsing it. SENT: 290 words.

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