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The business news enterprise package planned through Dec. 28. For comments or questions, call 212-621-1680. For questions about photos, call ext. 1900. For questions about graphics, call ext. 7636. Repeats of stories are available from or the Service Desk, 1-800-838-4616.


KIDS TABLETS GROW UP — Kiddie tablets get more sophisticated to lure older children more inclined to grab parents' cellphones. The new devices let older children do more, yet hold their hands until they're ready for unsupervised access. By Bree Fowler. SENT: 880 words, photos. With: KIDS TABLETS-GLANCE — A look at six kids' tablets.

HIPSTER CHOCOLATE CONTROVERSY-Q&A — The Mast brothers are at the center of a controversy over the authenticity of their high-end craft chocolate bars. A food blog says the brothers remelted chocolate to make their bars. Rick Mast addresses the allegations in an interview with The Associated Press. By Candice Choi. SENT: 700 words, photos.

CHRISTMAS AIR TRAVEL — Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. Success or failure could all depend on the weather and Mother Nature isn't making it easy on airlines. By David Koenig. SENT: 850 words, photo.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING-DISCOUNTS — If you thought those big discount signs on holiday items looked more enticing than last year, you were right. Average price cuts this year were higher than last year, and some of the best deals are yet to come. By Anne D'Innocenzio. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos.


HOLIDAY SHOPPING-LAST MINUTE SHOPPING APPS— Procrastinators, rejoice. This year, there are more apps and services to help last-minute shoppers. By Mae Anderson. SENT: 680 words, photos.

YE-FINANCIAL MARKETS-WINNERS & LOSERS — Some of the biggest-moving stocks on the market in 2015 and why they caught investors' attention. By Marley Jay. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.

VIRTUAL REALITY-PROMISE OR HYPE — Sony, HTC, Facebook, Samsung and Microsoft all have virtual-reality projects. There's a lot of promise, but can the technology appeal to more than gamers and early adopters? Or is this just a fad, like 3-D TVs? By Anick Jesdanun. SENT: 950 words, photos.

YE-FINANCIAL MARKETS-OUTLOOK — Lower your expectations, investors, and get ready for a rockier ride. That's what analysts, mutual-fund managers and other financial professionals are telling investors to expect in 2016 and beyond. By Stan Choe. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

ON THE MONEY-HOLIDAY SHOPPING-CRAFTS R US — There's an emphasis on craftiness this holiday. But there's no need to slave away with knitting needles or the glue gun, as many websites will do the dirty work for you. By Mae Anderson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

DIGITAL LIFE-WACKY GADGETS-GIFT GUIDE — Bored with apps and smartwatches? Looking for a tech gift that's a little more science fiction than science? Here's a look at a some of the more out there gifts for the techie in your life from a device that sniffs your meat to see if it's gone bad to a home gardening system you can control with your smartphone. By Bree Fowler. SENT: 700 words, photos.

INFRASTRUCTURE-POWER GRID-EXTREME WEATHER — An Associated Press analysis of industry data found that severe weather is the leading cause of major outages on the nation's power grid. The number of weather-related power outages has climbed over the last decade, with the greatest spikes in 2008 and 2011, according to the AP analysis and independent studies. By Holbrook Mohr and Garance Burke. SENT: 1,400 words, photos. Abridged version, 860 words, also sent. With AP Interactive:

INFRASTRUCTURE-POWER GRID-RENEWABLE ENERGY — Converting the wind and sun into electricity is increasingly affordable, but it can be difficult to get that electricity from distant plains and deserts to the places where it's needed. The reasons range from technical to regulatory. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,460 words, photos, glance.

OF MUTUAL INTEREST-NEWS BRIEFS — Stock-picking mutual funds, which investors have been fleeing, are increasingly bulking up on bank stocks in hopes of beating index funds and luring back dollars. That, plus other trends from across the mutual-fund industry. By Stan Choe. UPCOMING: 720 words by 11 a.m.

DRUNK STUDENTS-SOBER RIDES — A former University of Connecticut student has found a niche market in the ride-booking business, catering to drunk college students who want to get to and from parties and bars on weekends. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 860 words, photos.

LA'S LAST GREAT JUNKYARD — It's not just a junkyard — or even a really big junkyard — but a living, breathing monument to Los Angeles pop culture. And now, its owners plan to close it on New Year's Eve. By John Rogers. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING — UPS plans to deliver 36 million packages on Tuesday, its busiest day of the year. The key to getting all those last-second orders delivered on time is Worldport, the massive UPS sorting facility. AP spent a night at the Louisville, Kentucky shipping center. By Scott Mayerowitz. SENT: Monday, 800 words, photo, video, interactive.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING-CHEAP GIFTS — Cheap is the new black this holiday season. More people are doing their holiday shopping with the intention of finding cheap gifts. By Joyce Rosenberg. SENT: Monday, 900 words, photos, videos.

TOP 10 BUSINESS STORIES — From China's economic slump to sinking energy prices to central banks' clashing interest-rate moves, 2015 was an eventful year for the global economy. It was also a year of big corporate news, with Volkswagen admitting it cheated on emissions tests and a wave of companies announcing mergers. By Paul Wiseman. SENT: Monday, 1,400 words, photos.

With: INTERACTIVE — A data visualization of the year in stocks:

YE-YOUR FINANCES-Q&A — What you really want to know about the financial outlook for 2016: Will you get a raise, will rent go up, will you pay more for food and gas? By Sarah Skidmore Sell. SENT: Monday, 1,000 words, photos.

INFRASTRUCTURE-POWER GRID-CYBER ATTACKS — In a targeted hacking campaign that compromised the networks that keep the nation's lights on, Iran-based intruders stole confidential names, passwords and detailed engineering drawings of dozens of power plants run by one of the nation's largest electric power producers, The Associated Press has learned. The incidents are among the biggest and most alarming new vulnerabilities facing an aging, outdated power system that has become ever more critical to modern life. By Garance Burke and Jonathan Fahey. SENT: Monday, 3,500 words, photos, video, interactive. An abridged version also available.