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BC-Business News Digest

March 25, 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:

APPLE-STREAMING TV _ Apple is expected to announce that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. By Michael Liedtke and Tali Arbel. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from event, scheduled for 1 p.m.

BOEING-FAA-PLANE CRASH-FIVE THINGS _ Senators will get a chance this week to ask the FAA chief about agency’s oversight of Boeing in wake of 2 deadly plane crashes. A look at the questions they are likely to ask. By David Koenig and Tom Krisher. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.

And:

ETHIOPIA PLANE CRASH _ Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO says the pilots who flew the plane that crashed on March 10 had trained on “all appropriate simulators,” rejecting reports that they had not been properly prepared to handle the new aircraft. By Elias Meseret. SENT: 400 words, photo.

MED--DNA DIETS _ Several companies promise dietary insights tailored to your genetic profile for as much as $300, but the science behind such services is limited. By Candice Choi. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.

MARKETS & ECONOMY:

FINANCIAL MARKETS _ U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading, extending losses from a broad sell-off last week, as new economic data stoked investors’ worries over slowing global growth. By Alex Veiga. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated through trading, about 700 words by 5 p.m.

NABE SURVEY OF ECONOMISTS _ The nation’s business economists foresee a sharp slowdown in U.S. economic growth over the next two years, in sharp contrast to the Trump administration’s predictions that growth will accelerate this year and next. By Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 450 words, photo.

INDUSTRY:

NORWAY-CRUISE SHIP-MAYDAY _ Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,370 people set sail along the country’s often wild western coast despite storm warnings, forcing a major rescue evacuation by helicopter. By Jan M. Olsen. SENT: 500 words, photos, video.

MED--BREAST IMPLANTS-SAFETY _ U.S. medical authorities are revisiting the safety of breast implants used by millions of American women, the latest review in a multi-decade debate about their health effects. By Matthew Perrone. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 8 a.m. public hearing.

INDIA-AILING AIRLINE _ The chairman of India’s private Jet Airways has quit amid mounting financial woes which have forced it to suspend 14 international routes and ground more than 80 planes. SENT: 170 words, photos.

GERMANY-RUSSIA-GAS _ Developers behind a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany said they are confident of getting an outstanding permit from Denmark to close the gap on the 1,200-kilometer (746-mile) route and played down the possibility that companies involved in the project could be hit by U.S. sanctions. By Frank Jordans. SENT: 450 words, photo.

TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA:

CHINA-NEW ZEALAND _ New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is to visit China next week, in a possible easing of recent tensions over a block on the purchase of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei’s 5G equipment. SENT: 250 words.

PERSONAL FINANCE:

NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-OK TO SPEND _ Even good habits can be hard to break, and a fear of spending money can cause some people to delay gratification too long. Having a financial plan and committing in advance to spending can help. By Liz Weston of NerdWallet. SENT: 810 words, photos.

INTERNATIONAL:

BREXIT _ British Prime Minister Theresa May was under intense pressure to resign as the price of breaking the country’s Brexit impasse and winning support for her unloved EU divorce deal. By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

With:

_ BREXIT-WHAT NEXT? _ Britain has just a few weeks to break its Brexit impasse, with the fate of the country’s departure from the European Union, and of Prime Minister Theresa May, both hanging in the balance. A look at what might happen next. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 700 words, photos.

LEAVING UKRAINE _ Millions of Ukrainians _ an estimated one in 10 _ have left their country to work abroad, at least for several months of the year. With a war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, the Ukrainian government is unable to fulfill its aspirations of joining the European Union or NATO. Corruption remains rife and wages low, prompting the exodus of workers. By Vanessa Gera and Mstyslav Chernov. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

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