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


AIRLINES-IMPROVING COACH After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach. By Scott Mayerowitz. SENT: 530 words, photos.


HEALTHY HOTELS Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and basic spa menus to accommodate guests' growing requests to stay healthy while on the road. By Kelli Kennedy. SENT: 900 words, photos.

CHINA-FAKE INVESTMENTS Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese history. By Gerry Shih. SENT: 650 words, photos.

EARNS-ALPHABET Alphabet Inc. reports earnings after the market close. UPCOMING: 130 words after release, then expanded, photos.


FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks are moderately lower in midday trading, as the price of oil took another tumble amid renewed concerns about the Chinese and U.S. economies. By Ken Sweet. SENT: 370 words, photo. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

CONSUMER SPENDING U.S. consumers keep their spending flat in December and instead boost their savings rate to the highest level in three years. By Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 400 words, photo.

ECONOMY-MANUFACTURING Factory activity in the world's two biggest economies the United States and China slowed in January, a discouraging trend for the global economy. By Paul Wiseman. SENT: 460 words, photos.

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING U.S. construction spending rebounded slightly in December, helping push total spending for 2015 to the highest level in eight years. By Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 300 words, photos.

FEDERAL RESERVE-FISCHER A top Federal Reserve official says increased concerns about the global economic outlook led the central bank to leave a key interest rate unchanged last week. By Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 130 words.


EARNS-AETNA Aetna wrapped up 2015 with a 38-percent surge in fourth quarter earnings but chased that better-than-expected performance with 2016 guidance that misses Wall Street forecasts. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 540 words, photo.


AIRLINES-FAMILY BOARDING United Airlines is trying to bring back a bit of the friendly skies, allowing families with young children to board early. By Scott Mayerowitz. Sent: 600 words, photos.

LUMBER LIQUIDATORS-FINE Lumber Liquidators will pay more than $13 million in criminal fines for illegally importing hardwood flooring. UPCOMING:

HEALTH INSURERS-ACA ENROLLMENT Aetna has joined other major health insurers in warning that high-cost customers who buy coverage outside the Affordable Care Act's enrollment window are contributing to a shaky future for the law's public insurance exchanges. By Tom Murphy. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m.

CHIPOTLE-E COLI The federal agency that monitors public health says the outbreak of E. coli illness linked to Chipotle restaurants that sickened 60 people appears to be over. SENT: 110 words, photos.

DOMINION RESOURCES-QUESTAR Dominion Resources is buying Questar for approximately $4.4 billion, a big reach to the West for the East coast energy company. Dominion operates in the mid-Atlantic region. Questar is in the Rockies and a principal source of gas supply to Western states. SENT: 280 words, photos.

ABBOTT-ALERE-ACQUISITION Abbott Laboratories says it is buying Alere for $4.8 billion as it tries to expand its medical-testing business. SENT: 280 words, photos.

OBAMA-COAL MORATORIUM Coal's been hit hard by bankruptcies, new pollution rules and the decline of a once-promising export market, and now, the federal government's blocking of new coal sales has left people in places like Gillette, Wyoming, in a rare mood: Pessimistic. By Mead Gruver and Matthew Brown. SENT: 930 words, photos.

JAPAN-TOYOTA Toyota Motor Corp. said it will suspend vehicle production in Japan for six days this month due to a shortage of parts. SENT: 100 words.

BACARDI-HAVANA CLUB RUM Bacardi wants to know more about a recent U.S. government decision allowing Cuba to sell its Havana Club rum in America when the U.S. trade embargo ends. SENT: 140 words.


CHINA-MANUFACTURING Chinese manufacturing ebbed in January to its lowest in more than three years, a possible sign of further weakness in the world's No. 2 economy after posting its slowest annual growth in a quarter century. By Kelvin Chan. SENT: 450 words.

GREECE BAILOUT Greece's leftwing-led government is entering a new round of negotiations with its creditors over progress on the latest bailout program, amid angry union reactions to proposed pension reforms a key part of the talks. SENT: 360 words, photos.

EUROPE-ECONOMY European Central Bank head Mario Draghi has warned that the "downside risks" facing Europe's economy have increased over the past couple of months in the wake of the turmoil in emerging markets. SENT: 220 words, photos.

THAILAND-FISHING ABUSES Thailand, which faces possible trade sanctions over abuses in its seafood industry, says it has accelerated its fight against human trafficking and unregulated fishing. SENT: 360 words.

SPAIN-EX-IMF CHIEF National Court says it will try Rodrigo Rato, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, and 65 others for alleged misuse of corporate credit cards issued by Spain's Bankia group. SENT: 130 words.

RUSSIA-TURKEY Russia's long-haul trucks are no longer allowed into Turkey, a Russian trucking union and lobby group says. By Katherine Jacobsen. SENT: 220 words.

SINGAPORE-MALAYSIA-FUND SCANDAL Singapore announced Monday that it has seized a large number of bank accounts in a probe into alleged misappropriations related to an indebted Malaysian state investment fund. By Annabelle Liang. SENT: 370 words.


COMPANY SPOTLIGHT Sysco stock jumped close to a record high after the food company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its latest quarter.

CENTERPIECE Ford and GM, the nation's two biggest auto companies, aren't getting any respect from the stock market despite strong sales and earnings.


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