Major business and economic events scheduled for Friday:
All times are Eastern.
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for June, 8:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for June, 8:30 a.m.
General Electric Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.
STOCKHOLM — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson presents its second-quarter earnings report.
STOCKHOLM — Home appliance maker Electrolux releases its second-quarter earnings report.
STOCKHOLM — Truck and bus maker AB Volvo presents its second-quarter earnings.