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.

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— EARNS-LINKEDIN, EARNS-STARBUCKS developing from after-market earnings reports.



CHINA-ONE CHILD-ECONOMY — China's decision to abolish its one-child policy is a boon not only to couples but to sellers of goods from formula to diapers to toys. And it might help to defuse economic stresses caused by an aging population. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 500 words, photos.

With: CHINA-ECONOMY — China's leaders affirm plans to double the size of the country's economy by 2020 from 2010 levels, a goal that sets up a potential clash with efforts to nurture more self-sustaining growth. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 800 words, photos.

ALLERGAN-PFIZER — Pfizer and Botox maker Allergan are discussing a potential deal that could be the biggest in a surge of huge tie-ups across nearly every sector, especially health care. By Linda A. Johnson. SENT: 800 words, photo.


NEW YORK — Wal-Mart and Target, two of the nation's largest retailers, announce their plans to market to shoppers for the busy holiday shopping season. By Anne D'Innocenzio. UPCOMING: 600 words at 6 p.m., photos; will incorporate BC-US--Wal-Mart-Holiday)

RUSHCARD SETTLEMENT — RushCard, the pre-paid debit card backed by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, is creating a multi-million dollar fund to help cover the costs that its customers suffered while the card was beset by technical problems. Simmons spoke exclusively with The Associated Press. By Ken Sweet. SENT: 580 words, photo.

ECONOMY-GDP — The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the summer, reflecting a cutback in businesses' stockpiling of goods, which offset solid consumer spending. But most economists think growth has been strengthening since the July-September quarter ended. By Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 650 words, photos.


UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely rose last week and the average level of applications in the past month fell to a 42-year low. By Christopher S. Rugaber. SENT: 490 words, photo.

PENDING HOME SALES — September marks a slowdown in Americans signing contracts to buy homes, the second consecutive decline for a real estate market that has been rebounding for the first half of 2015. By Josh Boak. SENT: 310 words, photo.

MORTGAGE RATES — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are slightly lower to unchanged this week amid expectations that the Federal Reserve isn't ready yet to raise its key short-term interest rate. SENT: 400 words, photo.

FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks slip after the U.S. said economic growth slowed more than expected in the summer. By Marley Jay. SENT: 820 words, photos.

MGM RESORTS-REIT —MGM Resorts International plans to shift some of its casino-resort real estate into a separate company that will lease the properties back to MGM to boost value for shareholders and give both companies more flexibility to grow. By Kimberly Pierceall. SENT: 850 words, photo.

LONGTIME DETROITERS PRICED OUT — Gritty residents and business owners who stuck with Detroit through the economic bad times fear they could be priced out during the city's slow recovery as property values and rents tip-toe up. By Corey Williams. SENT: 770 words.


OF MUTUAL INTEREST-Q&A-BUMPY BOND MARKET — Fears keep shooting higher for bond funds, and investors are heading for the exits. A Q&A with Elaine Stokes, portfolio manager at the $19.7 billion Loomis Sayles Bond fund, who says the worries are overdone. SENT: 800 words.


EARNS-AETNA — Aetna joins a growing list of health insurers topping Wall Street's quarterly profit expectations, and it did so despite higher taxes and a number of acquisitions. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 470 words, photo.

EARNS-ALTRIA — Altria Group reports third-quarter earnings of $1.53 billion. SENT: 260 words, photo.

EARNS-MASTERCARD — Payment processing company MasterCard Inc. says its adjusted third-quarter profits rose slightly from a year ago, as the company saw solid growth in activity worldwide on its payment network. By Ken Sweet. SENT: 300 words.

BRITAIN-EARNS-SHELL — Royal Dutch Shell reports a third quarter loss of $7.4 billion as it re-organized and cancelled projects, including drilling in Alaska, to cope with the plunge in oil prices. By Danica Kirka. SENT: 410 words, photo.

EARNS-GOODYEAR — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reports a boost in third-quarter profit on lower costs, but revenue slumps on lower sales of tires and a stronger U.S. dollar. SENT: 180 words, photo.

EARNS-LINKEDIN — LinkedIn Corp. reports quarterly results that topped expectations. SENT: 250 words, photo. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5:30 p.m.

EARNS-STARBUCKS —Starbucks Corp. says more customers visited its stores worldwide, helping it deliver major sales gains for its fiscal fourth quarter. By Sarah Skidmore Sell. SENT: 180 words, photo. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

JAPAN-EARNS-SONY — Sony Corp. returns to profit last quarter in a sign its marathon restructuring effort is beginning to produce results. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 480 words.

SKOREA-EARNS-SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS — Samsung Electronics Co. reports its first earnings growth in more than a year as a record profit from computer chips masked a decline in its smartphone business. By Youkyung Lee. SENT: 640 words, photos.


HEALTH INSURERS-EXCHANGES — Struggling competitors and slipping enrollment have done little to shake confidence that the nation's biggest health insurers have placed have in the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 600 words.

LUXURY GOODS — Wealthy Chinese remain the No. 1 buyers of luxury products worldwide, appearing inured to economic turmoil at home as they zigzag the globe in search of deals on everything from handbags to jewelry, according to a new study. By Colleen Barry. SENT: 510 words, photo.

— VOLVO-KANGAROO CRASHES —Volvo Cars is working on a kangaroo detection system to avoid costly car crashes in Australia. SENT: 100 words.


TIME WARNER CABLE-VIDEO FUTURE— Hate your cable box? In a few weeks, Time Warner Cable is going to start testing in New York City a cable service that doesn't need one and is delivered over their customers' home Internet. By Tali Arbel. SENT: 600 words, photo.

EMIRATES-APPLE — Apple opens its first retail stores in the Arab world in the luxury malls of the United Arab Emirates, hoping to sell wealthy consumers on their new high-end smartwatches. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 780 words, photos.

FILM-BOX OFFICE TUMULT — After a buffo summer, an autumn of tumult for Hollywood at the box office. By Jake Coyle. SENT: 900 words, photo.


MYANMAR-DREAMS VS REALITY — After Myanmar's military yielded to a civilian government in 2010, foreign investors rushed to set up factories and raze old neighborhoods to build luxury housing estates. Five years on, the country has only a precarious foothold in the global economy. By Elaine Kurtenbach and Esther Htusan. SENT: 920 words, photos.

NEPAL-FUEL SHORTAGE — Fuel-starved Nepal signs an agreement with China to import gasoline, diesel and cooking gas, effectively ending monopoly on supply from India, which has restricted fuel convoys as a result of political protests in the Himalayan nation. By Binaj Gurubacharya. SENT: 700 words, photos.


CENTERPIECE — This earnings reporting season hasn't been that bad, as long as you ignore the giant sucking sound that is the energy sector. UPCOMING: Graphic expected by 6 p.m.

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT — Buffalo Wild Wings shares plummet after the restaurant chain reports disappointing third-quarter financial results. UPCOMING: Graphic expected by 6 p.m.


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