Here are AP Business News' latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.

Here are AP Business News' latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.


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. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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 Problems with elaborate new transmissions tripped up Honda, Nissan, Jeep and other brands in Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey. Lexus and Toyota which rely on older transmissions in many of their models were the best-performing brands. By Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 580 words, photos, graphic.

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.


CELEBRITY CARDS Technical problems with a pre-paid debit card backed by rap mogul Russell Simmons kept thousands of customers from accessing their money for several days, one example of why consumer advocates and industry experts say celebrity-branded financial products are usually not a good deal for consumers. By Ken Sweet. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos.

VERIZON-AD FUTURE Verizon has long been known as a home phone and wireless service provider. But it's evolving to make more money by tracking what we watch and read on our phones. By Tali Arbel. SENT: 670 words, photo.

With: EARNS-VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS Verizon reports better-than-expected profits and revenue in the third quarter as it lures more customers in the face of an aggressive marketing push by rivals. SENT: 250 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 Chairman Janet Yellen says an important bulwark of democracy is the public's right to receive economic statistics from the government that can be trusted. By Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 340 words.

STATE UNEMPLOYMENT Most U.S. states report jobs losses in September as slowing growth weighs on hiring nationwide in the past two months. By Christopher S. Rugaber. SENT: 400 words, photo.

FINANCIAL MARKETS U.S. stocks drift between small gains and losses in morning trading as investors pore through some weak company earnings reports and the latest deal news. By Alex Veiga. SENT: 550 words. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.


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.

EARNS-HARLEY-DAVIDSON Harley-Davidson Inc. plans to cut an unspecified number of jobs and ship fewer motorcycles than it had planned for the year after reporting third-quarter earnings and revenue results that fell short of Wall Street expectations. SENT: 230 words.


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 China's leader quoted Chinese proverbs and William Shakespeare while Britain's prime minister hailed a "golden age" between the two nations as a state visit festooned with regal pomp and pageantry was shadowed by concerns about national security, human rights and economic rivalry. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 1,000 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.

SUBWAY-ANTIBIOTICS Subway says it plans to switch to meat raised without antibiotics over the next several years after a coalition of advocacy groups planned to deliver petitions to the company's headquarters Thursday calling for the change. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

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. By Michelle Chapman and Anne D'Innocenzio. SENT: 400 words, photo.

FILM-PERSONALIZED MARKETING Whether you've Peanutized your profile picture or declared yourself Straight Outta Somewhere, Hollywood studios are counting on you to help promote their films with Internet memes you can personalize and share. By Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.


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. SENT: 880 words, photos.


CENTERPIECE Few real estate investment trusts are doing better than those that own rental housing. Growing demand and rising rents have defied analysts' predictions earlier this year that called for rental growth to taper off in 2015 after years of steady gains. UPCOMING: Graphic expected by 6 p.m.

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT Yum Brands, the owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, plans to spin off its China business into a separate, publicly traded company. UPCOMING: Graphic expected by 6 p.m.


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