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Calendar of major business events scheduled for Friday

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:57pm
Major business and economic events scheduled for Friday: All times are Eastern.
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Gold Advances For Third Day On Tepid Data

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:47pm
Gold futures gained for a third session on Thursday as U.S. unemployment claims rose more than expected.
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Unemployment rate drops to 6.8 percent in Illinois in July, fifth straight monthly decline

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:41pm
The state Department of Employment Security says Illinois unemployment fell in July to 6.8 percent.
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New Jersey unemployment rate edges down in July, still higher than national average

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:38pm
New Jersey's unemployment rate edged down one-tenth of a percent in July to 6.5 percent, but still remains above the national average of 6.2 percent.
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State officials: Minnesota sheds 4,200 jobs in July but unemployment rate holds steady at 4.5%

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:37pm
Minnesota has experienced a loss of 4,200 jobs in July but its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains at 4.5 percent.
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How About Pay…for NO Performance?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Cavuto: Let's not try to force Congress to craft even more regulations that hurt U.S. business and other sectors. 
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Chemicals companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:16pm
Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Dow Chemical Co. fell $.16 or .3 percent, to $52.34.
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Banks companies shares up at 1 p.m.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:16pm
Shares of some top banks companies are up at 1 p.m.: Bank of America Corp. rose $.03 or .2 percent, to $15.28.
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Woman drinks lye-laced sweet tea at Utah restaurant, suffers severe burns to mouth, throat

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:13pm
Police are reviewing video footage and interviewing staff from a Utah restaurant where a woman drank sweet tea laced with an industrial cleaning chemical, severely burning her mouth and throat.
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Feds: No mechanical problems found ahead of Micron CEO's experimental airplane crash in Idaho

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:11pm
Federal investigators say they found no evidence of any mechanical malfunctions in an experimental airplane before a 2012 crash that killed Micron CEO Steve Appleton.
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Illinois company is latest to test market for turning Asian carp into food and profits

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:07pm
An Illinois company is the latest to test whether private enterprise can help reduce invasive species by turning them into food.
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Ohio offers $150M in no-interest loans to help cities with water issues after toxin emergency

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:05pm
Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to last week's water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without clean tap water.
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Dan Loeb's Third Point Takes 46 Million Share Stake In Ally Financial

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Hedge Fund manager Dan Loeb acquired a large stake in Ally Financial during the second quarter, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday.
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Judge Asked To Reject Madoff Trustee's Latest Lawsuit

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:45pm
Attorneys representing Bernie Madoff's two sons are urging a bankruptcy judge to reject a lawsuit by the court-appointed trustee handling the convicted fraudster's former hedge fund firm.
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Shares of image sensor maker OmniVision jump after $1.64 billion takeover offer

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:42pm
Shares of OmniVision Technologies Inc. jumped Thursday after the company said it received a $1.64 billion takeover offer from a Chinese investment firm.
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Shell sells shale assets in La., Wyo. for $2.1B; gains some Pennsylvania, Ohio land in return

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:16pm
Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions.
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AAA survey finds retail gasoline prices slip 3 cents this week across Texas

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:15pm
Retail gasoline prices across Texas have slipped 3 cents this week.
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Massachusetts unemployment rate creeps up, but state adds almost 14,000 jobs

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:14pm
The Massachusetts unemployment rate crept up to 5.6 percent last month even though the state added almost 14,000 new jobs.
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Georgia's unemployment rate increases to 7.8 percent

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:10pm
State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen to 7.8 percent.
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The US stock market rises in midday trading following earnings, corporate news

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:01pm
The U.S. stock market is rising modestly in midday trading following a batch of earnings and corporate news.
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