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UNMANNED CONTROL TOWERS

Passengers landing at remote Örnskölsvik Airport in northern Sweden might catch a glimpse of the control tower — likely unaware there is nobody inside. The dozen commercial planes landing there each day are instead watched by cameras, guided in by controllers viewing the video at another airport 90 miles away. By Scott Mayerowitz. UPCOMING: 850 words by 2 p.m., photos.

UAW-CONTRACT TALKS

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne cancels plans to attend the Frankfurt International Motor Show in Germany, an indication that the company may be getting close to a contract agreement with the United Auto Workers union. By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 470 words.

APPLE-IPHONE 6S PREORDERS

Apple says preorders for its latest iPhone models were so strong that it expects it to surpass last year's record of selling more than 10 million phones during its first weekend on sale. SENT: 390 words.

THAILAND-GAS DRILLING FIGHT

BANGKOK — Villagers in northeast Thailand plead with their government in vain to stop gas-drilling operations that they say are damaging their health and their crops. By Ted Andersen and Nattasuda Anusondisai. SENT: 1,600 words, photos.

MARKETS & ECONOMY:

FINANCIAL MARKETS

NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market is drifting lower ahead of a much-anticipated Federal Reserve meeting later this week. By Matthew Craft. SENT: 350 words, photo. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

— OPEC-FORECASTS — OPEC cuts its oil production forecasts for states like the U.S. that are not members of the cartel. SENT: 130 words.

INDUSTRY:

— MISS UNIVERSE SALE — The talent management company WME/IMG says it has acquired The Miss Universe Organization from Donald Trump. SENT: 150 words, photo.

— BANK RECORDS-RETENTION — New York financial regulators reach agreements with Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Bank of New York Mellon that require them to retain electronic records with a new cloud-based communications service for seven years. SENT: 300 words.

— IRS-NO CHECKS — If you owe the federal government more than $100 million in taxes, your check is no good at the IRS. Citing technology constraints, the IRS says it will no longer accept checks for more than $100 million. By Stephen Ohlemacher. SENT: 620 words, photos.

— ATLANTIC CITY CASINO REVENUE — New Jersey regulators reveal how much Atlantic City's eight casinos won from gamblers in August. By Wayne Parry. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m., glance.

TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA:

— SOLERA ACQUISITION — Solera is being acquired by an affiliate of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for about $3.74 billion in cash. SENT: 130 words.

— GOOGLE-CAR EXECUTIVE — Google hires auto industry veteran and former Hyundai U.S. CEO John Krafcik to run its self-driving car program. SENT: 360 words, photo.

— JAPAN-NINTENDO— Nintendo has named a long-serving executive as president following the death in July of Satoru Iwata. SENT: 200 words.

INTERNATIONAL:

CHINA-STATE INDUSTRY OVERHAUL

BEIJING — China's Communist Party has issued a long-awaited blueprint for overhauling bloated state industries that would retain the party's dominance in the economy. The plan comes at a time when the government of President Xi Jinping is under pressure to reverse an economic slowdown and reduce reliance on trade and investment to drive growth. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 770 words, photos.

IRAN-NUCLEAR

VIENNA — As Congress was debating the merits of the Iran nuclear deal last week, the U.S. political world was whipping itself into a frenzy. Not so much the rest of the world — it was busy restoring relations with Tehran, selling it weapons, and inking contracts with Iranian firms. By George Jahn. SENT: 800 words, photos.

— MALAYSIA-ECONOMY — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said government will pump 20 billion ringgit ($4.6 billion) into an equity fund to support the stock market and ruled out capital controls despite the ringgit's plunge. SENT: 350 words, photos.

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CENTERPIECE

Small comfort

Small-cap stocks have held up slightly better than their large-cap rivals since the market began tumbling last month. Not only that, investors appear to expect small-caps to remain the more resilient option. UPCOMING: Graphic expected by 6 p.m.

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT

Apple expects another record

Apple says preorders for its latest iPhone are so strong that it expects it to surpass last year's record of selling more than 10 million phones during its first weekend on sale. UPCOMING: Graphic expected by 6 p.m.