Business events scheduled for Friday
Major business and economic events scheduled for Friday:
All times are Eastern
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for January, 8:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January, 10 a.m.
NOTE: The Commerce Department will postpone releasing construction spending data for December because of the government shutdown.
DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for January.
Merck & Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.
Exxon Mobil Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.