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  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m..

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m..

  • Aug 29- A federal appeals court on Friday rejected Oracle Corp's bid to restore a $1.3 billion jury verdict in its long-running copyright dispute with German software company SAP SE, and said Oracle may choose to either accept a lower amount or face a new trial.

  • *Wall Street mixed, even after mostly strong economic reports. NEW YORK, Aug 29- Global equity markets wavered and German bond yields edged up from record lows on Friday after euro zone inflation was seen as still not dire enough to drive the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy next week, as many investors have anticipated.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- U.S. consumer spending fell in July for the first time in six months, but a rise in confidence among households in August to a seven-year high suggested the retrenchment was likely temporary.

  • Aug 29- A federal appeals court on Friday said Oracle Corp must face a second trial with SAP in a case where the European software company admitted massive copyright infringement, unless Oracle is willing to accept $356.7 million of damages.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- The dollar changed little on Friday, with traders shrugging off data signaling soft U.S. consumer spending, while the steadily sliding euro won a reprieve on diminished expectations that the European Central Bank would ease monetary policy as early as next week.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $18.14. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $26.77.

  • Early Glance: Internet companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    eBay fell$. 28 or. 5 percent, to $55.15. Groupon Inc. rose$. 11 or 1.6 percent, to $6.75. LinkedIn Corp. rose $1.45 or. 6 percent, to $224.71.

  • Early Glance: Autos companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    General Motors Co. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $34.73. Honda Motor Co. fell$. 09 or. 3 percent, to $33.98. Toyota Motor Corp. fell$. 32 or. 3 percent, to $114.11.

  • Early Glance: Media companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Walt Disney Co. fell$. 42 or. 5 percent, to $89.81. Gannett rose$. 01 or percent, to $33.76. New York Times Co. fell$. 16 or 1.3 percent, to $12.19.

  • Early Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Becton, Dickinson& Co. fell$. 15 or. 1 percent, to $116.33. Covidien rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $86.79. PerkinElmer rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $44.79.

  • Early Glance: Food companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    ConAgra Foods Inc. fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $32.11. General Mills Inc. rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $53.30. Hormel Foods Corp. rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $50.73.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Aetna rose$. 41 or. 5 percent, to $82.33. Humana Inc. rose$. 41 or. 3 percent, to $128.05. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 29 or. 3 percent, to $86.63.

  • Early Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    General Electric Co. fell$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $25.97. Snap-On fell$. 16 or. 1 percent, to $125.07. Whirlpool Corp. fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $152.41.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $53.58. DuPont Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $66.11.

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Allergan fell$. 02 or percent, to $162.09. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 16 or 1.3 percent, to $12.51. Medtronic rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $63.28.

  • Early Glance: Construction companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Foster Wheeler fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $32.43. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $36.06.

  • Early Glance: Beverages companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $41.52. Dr Pepper Snapple rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $62.54. Molson Coors Brewing Co. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $73.49.

  • Early Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Kroger fell$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $50.83. Supervalu fell$. 06 or. 6 percent, to $9.58. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $39.13.