Among the stories Tuesday from The Associated Press:

Among the stories Tuesday from The Associated Press:


ECONOMY-LOSING STEAM Consumers, fueled by job growth, cheaper gas and higher home values, would drive the U.S. economy through a global slump. That was the hope a few months ago. Now, doubts are growing that the United States can withstand economic pressures from overseas. By Christopher S. Rugaber. UPCOMING: 850 words by 11 a.m.

With: CHINA-ECONOMY-DOUBTS China's official data show economic growth slowing but skeptics say the downturn is much deeper than Beijing admits. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 850 words, photo.

AUTOS-RELIABILITY Consumer Reports issues its annual reliability survey, this time for 2016 models. By Dee-Ann Durbin. UPCOMING: 350 words by 1:15 p.m., photos.

FERRARI-IPO-Q&A Want a piece of Ferrari? The legendary sports car maker will hold a public stock offering this week. Here's a look at the IPO and why parent company Fiat Chrysler is spinning off one of its most storied brands. By Colleen Barry. SENT: 800 words.


BOGUS REVIEWS-TIPS Do you trust online reviews? Here are a few good techniques that can help you tell truth from fiction. By Sarah Skidmore Sell. SENT: 550 words, photo.


HOME CONSTRUCTION Construction companies build more apartment complexes in September, sparking a temporary rise in housing starts for a real estate market that otherwise appears to have crested during the summer. By Josh Boak. SENT: 570 words, photo.

FEDERAL RESERVE-YELLEN Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes brief remarks at the Department of Labor. Fed policymakers will meet next week amid growing signs that economic growth may be slowing. By Martin Crutsinger. UPCOMING: 130 words after embargo on prepared remarks lifts at 11 a.m. 300 words by 11:45 a.m.

STATE UNEMPLOYMENT The Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for September. By Christopher S. Rugaber. UPCOMING.

FINANCIAL MARKETS U.S. stocks edge lower in early trading as investors pore through some weak company earnings reports. By Alex Veiga. SENT: 340 words. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.


EARNS-VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS Verizon reports better-than-expected profits and revenue in the third quarter as it lured more customers in the face of an aggressive marketing push by rivals. SENT: 250 words.

EARNS-YAHOO Yahoo Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes. UPCOMING: 130 words after release, then expanded.

EARNS-DISCOVER Discover Financial Services reports quarterly financial results after the market closes. UPCOMING: 130 words after release, then expanded.


YUM BRANDS-SPLIT The owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell plans to spin off its China business into a separate, publicly traded company. By Michelle Chapman. SENT: 470 words, photo.

BRITAIN-STEEL LAYOFFS Manufacturer Tata Steel announced 1,200 job cuts in the U.K., underscoring the damage caused by cheap Chinese imports and throwing a shroud over a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping designed to usher in a "golden era" of relations between the countries. By Danica Kirka. SENT: 550 words, photo.

With: BRITAIN-CHINA Chinese President Xi Jinping is to address Britain's Parliament and dine with Queen Elizabeth II as he begins a state visit to cement the close economic ties between the two countries a trip that risks being overshadowed by concerns about the effects of Chinese competition on the British economy. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 720 words, photos.

VW-ATTORNEYS GENERAL An expanding investigation into Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal launched by state attorneys general could last years and will likely end in a negotiated settlement. By Ronnie Greene and Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 950 words, photo.

With: VOLKSWAGEN Volkswagen's employee council and Germany's biggest industrial union are demanding "transparency at all levels" of the company following the emissions-rigging scandal. SENT: 160 words, photo.

HISTORIC DISTRICT DEMOLISHED As ConAgra prepares to move to Chicago, Omaha residents recall the historic district it razed to keep the company. The company's impending move has stirred a painful discussion about the sacrifices job-hungry cities make for employers who are economically important but whose plans and preferences may be fickle. By Josh Funk and Scott McFetridge. SENT: 780 words, photos.


AMAZON-HOLIDAY HIRING Amazon plans to hire 100,000 people for the holidays, a 25 percent jump from last year that reveals a shift in the way we shop. SENT: 280 words, photo.


HALA TOURISM From Ramadan shopping sprees to hotel guests who want halal meat and a quiet place to conduct daily prayers, Muslim travelers are making an impact on the hospitality industry and business are taking notice. By Aya Batrawy. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photos.