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BC-Business News Digest

April 5, 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

ECONOMY-JOBS REPORT _Hiring rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February’s scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing. By Christopher Rugaber. SENT: 590 words, photos.

BOEING CRASHES-WHAT’S NEXT _ A look at what’s we known so far about the deadly crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 planes _ one off the coast of Indonesia and the other in Ethiopia _ and what to expect next from ongoing investigations. By Bernard Condon. UPCOMING: About 900 words by 2 p.m.

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ETHIOPIA-PLANE CRASH-PILOTS _ Pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines flight encountered problems with their new Boeing jetliner from nearly the moment they roared down the runway and took off. For six minutes, they were bombarded by warnings from the plane as they fought for control, desperately pulling back in unison on their control columns to keep the huge jet aloft. A preliminary report by Ethiopian investigators reveals a minute-by-minute narrative of the gripping and confusing scene in the cockpit. By David Koenig. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

SOCIAL MEDIA-VACCINE WARS _ In social media’s misinformation battle, bogus claims on the dangers of vaccines are the next target. With measles outbreaks wreaking havoc around the world, Facebook, Pinterest and others are trying to put the genie back in the bottle, even as they are hesitant, even unwilling to acknowledge outright responsibility for spreading falsehoods. By Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

MARKETS & ECONOMY:

FINANCIAL MARKETS _ Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, keeping the market on track for a solid weekly gain, after the government reported that hiring rebounded in March. SENT: 160 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated through 5 p.m.

CONSUMER BORROWING _ The Federal Reserve releases its February report on consumer borrowing. By Martin Crutsinger. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 3 p.m. 300 words by 3:45 p.m.

INDUSTRY:

CONAGRA-RECALL _ Conagra is recalling some Hunt’s tomato paste cans due to the possibility of mold. SENT: 180 words, photos.

EUROPE-CARMAKERS _ European Union authorities say that German automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development of emissions-cleaning technology in cars. SENT: 440 words, photos.

JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN _ A Japanese court on Friday approved the detention of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn through April 14 after his latest arrest over financial misconduct allegations, a move that has raised questions among legal experts. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 630 words, photos.

TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA:

EUROPE-VIDEO GAMES _ The European Union’s competition watchdog is stepping up its investigation of a U.S. video game platform and five game makers over concerns they blocked players from buying cheaper versions of games in other countries. SENT: 140 words.

INDIA-ONLINE GAME BAN _ A boy’s suicide this week in southern India after his mother scolded him for playing a popular online game has inflamed a national debate over whether the game should be banned. By Rishabh R. Jain and Amrit Dhillon. SENT: 920 words, photos.

INTERNATIONAL:

BREXIT _ British Prime Minister Theresa May Friday sought to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid a crash-out in one week’s time, but a key European Union leader suggested an even longer pause in the difficult divorce proceedings. By Gregory Katz and Raf Casert. SENT: 980 words, photos.

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BRITAIN-BREXIT-POSTWAR CRISES _ Few would argue that Britain is in what is often referred to as a bit of a pickle. A crisis in fact, undoubtedly of historic proportions. By Pan Pylas. SENT: 1,270 words, photos.

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BREXIT-WORKING WITH EU _ Britons wondering what life could be like outside the European Union might consider how the Swiss, Turks or Norwegians have fared: They know well the benefits and headaches of being close to — but not part of — the gargantuan economic and political bloc. By Jamey Keaten. SENT: 910 words, photos.

GREECE-ECONOMY _ Greece’s bailout creditors on Friday backed a payout worth more than $1 billion as part of a debt-relief package that is contingent on the government enacting a series of reforms. By Derek Gataopoulos and Raf Casert. SENT: 390 words, photos.

GERMANY-ECONOMY _ German industrial production rose unexpectedly in February, driven by strong growth in the construction sector. SENT: 140 words, photos.

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