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BC-YE--Business News Advisory, YE

BC-YE--Business News Advisory, YE

BUSINESS EDITORS:

Calling your attention to year-end business-related stories we are planning. This advisory will be updated and supplemented as needed.

For questions, please contact Seth Sutel at ssutel@ap.org or 212-621-1618.

The AP

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YE-TOP BUSINESS STORIES

Trump, Brexit and the stock market's rally to record highs marked an eventful year in the world of business. Here's a look at the top themes of 2016. By Pan Pylas. SENT: 1,200 words, photos on Dec. 16.

YE-FINANCIAL MARKETS-2017 OUTLOOK

The fun is likely over for investors. After years of big and steady gains for stocks and bonds around the world, analysts and professional investors are preparing for not only weaker returns in 2017 and beyond, but also for more volatility. It's largely a matter of simple math: Bonds are still paying low yields, and rising rates will likely pull down their prices, while stocks are no longer cheap. SENT: 1,000 words, photos on Dec. 27. By Stan Choe.

YE-FINANCIAL MARKETS-YEAR IN REVIEW

Wall Street got off to a dismal start in 2016 as fears of a global slowdown and plummeting oil prices pulled down stocks, triggering the second correction for the market in five months. Britain's vote to leave the European Union at midyear delivered more pain to investors. But the market ultimately pulled out of its doldrums, on pace to end the year with solid gains, particularly for small company stocks. The turnaround reflects improved company earnings, more stable oil prices, and investor optimism that the Republican election sweep will soon usher in a bevy of business-friendly policies. SENT: 1,200 words, photos on Dec. 28. Will be updated Dec. 30 with final closing figures for 2016. By Alex Veiga. AP Photos.

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YE-YOUR FINANCES-Q&A

It's been a tumultuous 2016, both financially and politically. The year may have left some people wondering, what's next? And, how will it affect me? By Sarah Skidmore Sell. SENT: 1,100 words, photo on Dec. 21.

With VIDEO: YE-YOUR FINANCES

We ask Americans across the country about their financial concerns. Our group of experts answers their questions.

YE-FINANCIAL MARKETS-WINNERS & LOSERS. Some of the biggest-moving stocks on the market in 2016 and why they caught investors' attention. SENT: 860 words, and enough photos for a slideshow on Dec. 28. Will be updated after the close of trading Dec. 30 with final figures for 2016. By Marley Jay.

YE-FINANCIAL MARKETS-SECTOR BY SECTOR. A look at how the 11 sectors in the S&P 500 performed in 2015. SENT: 1,000 words, photos and data visualization on Dec. 28. Will be updated after the close of trading Dec. 30 with final figures for 2016. By Marley Jay.

OF MUTUAL INTEREST-YEAR IN REVIEW. A recap of how mutual funds did in 2016. By Stan Choe. UPCOMING: 800 words on Jan. 5.