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

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


ECONOMY U.S. hiring surges in October to the highest level all year, and unemployment drops another notch to 5 percent, making a Federal Reserve interest-rate hike next month a near-certainty. By Christopher S. Rugaber. SENT: 800 words, photo. UPCOMING: New approach, 750 words, by 3:30 p.m.


ECONOMY-NUMBERS-GLANCE A look at the numbers in the jobs report and why they matter. SENT: 450 words, photo.

ECONOMY-INDUSTRIES-GLANCE Job gains accelerated in October across a broad range of sectors, including professional services, retail and health care. A breakdown. SENT: 400 words.

ECONOMY-DEMOGRAPHICS-GLANCE The data for various demographic groups from a survey of households that is part of the Labor Department's monthly jobs report. SENT: 500 words.

KEYSTONE PIPELINE President Barack Obama kills a Canadian energy giant's application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, declaring the proposed project wouldn't serve U.S. national interests and would have undercut America's global leadership on climate change. The decision caps a seven-year saga that spiraled into one of the biggest environmental flashpoints of Obama's presidency. By Josh Lederman. SENT: 1,030 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: May be updated.

JAPAN-TOYOTA-ROBOTICS Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics, underlining the Japanese automaker's determination to lead in futuristic cars that drive themselves and apply the technology to other areas of daily life. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 650 words, photos.

SWEDEN-POVERTY'S RETURN The evacuation of a squalid Roma camp this week has forced Sweden to come to terms with a troubling, new reality: For the first time in generations, the egalitarian welfare nation is home to people living in abject poverty, without basic amenities such as sewage, electricity or running water. By Karl Ritter. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

TINY HOUSE TRYOUTS More businesses are letting the curious try out tiny living, defined as a house with fewer than 400 square feet. Advocates tout the environmental and financial perks of living smaller. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.


FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks are mostly lower in mid-day trading following a surprisingly strong October jobs report that sets the stage for an interest rate hike next month. By Ken Sweet. SENT: 670 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

CONSUMER BORROWING The Federal Reserve releases its September report on consumer borrowing. In August, consumer borrowing advanced at a solid pace, as Americans took out more auto and student loans. By Martin Crutsinger. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 3 p.m. 350 words by 3:45 p.m.

CHINA-STOCK MARKET SLIDE China is resuming initial public stock offerings as it winds down emergency measures imposed to stop a market plunge. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 300 words.


RETIREMENT SAVERS-STAYING CALM When fear was pumping through the stock market this summer, most retirement savers kept their cool. So say figures from Fidelity, which looked at how investors in its nearly 20 million retirement accounts behaved as stocks tumbled from New York to Shanghai during the turbulent third quarter. By Stan Choe. SENT: 500 words.


EARNS-BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes. UPCOMING: 130 words after release, then expanded.

JAPAN-EARNS-TAKATA Embattled Takata Corp. reports a half-year loss of 5.6 billion yen ($45.8 million) due to recall costs, as Toyota announced it would stop using Takata air bag inflators at the center of the company's massive product safety scandal. By Elaine Kurtenbach. SENT: 500 words, photo.


OIL SPILL-DELETED TEXTS A former BP engineer accused of deleting text messages after the Gulf oil spill and ensuing investigation pleaded guilty Friday to lesser charges and avoided prison time. By Kevin McGill. SENT: 370 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

UAW-GENERAL MOTORS United Auto Workers union members at General Motors appear poised to approve a new four-year contract with the company. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 430 words, photo.

ASTRAZENECA-ZS PHARMA Anglo-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca acquires U.S.-based biopharmaceutical company ZS Pharma in a deal worth $2.7 billion. SENT: 150 words.

GERMANY-LUFTHANSA-STRIKE Germany's flagship airline, Lufthansa, cancels 290 flights as cabin crew workers go on strike at Frankfurt and Duesseldorf airports. SENT: 160 words, photos.


DIGITAL LIFE-UNUSUAL ANDROID PHONES-REVIEW New Android phones appear with regularity, but far too few of them really seem ... new. Here's a review of three Android phones that offer something different. By Anick Jesdanun. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

SQUARE-IPO Square, the six-year-old company known for its white, cube-shaped card readers that plug into smartphones, is boosting its planned initial public offering value by 47 percent in what has become a very dicey market for new companies trying to raise cash. SENT: 420 words, photo.


ECONOMY-GERMANY German industrial production falls again in September as evidence increased that weaker economies in China and elsewhere are taking a toll. SENT: 130 words.


CENTERPIECE U.S. economic growth tapped the brakes between July and September, but few alarm bells are ringing. UPCOMING: Graphic expected by 6 p.m.

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT Kraft Heinz shares slid this week after the food maker announced plans to slash jobs, close plants and reported a quarterly loss. UPCOMING: Graphic expected by 6 p.m.


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