Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday.
All times are Eastern.
WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON— Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for July, 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for June, 10 a.m.
LONDON — The Bank of England is expected to keep interest rates on hold at the record low of 0.25 percent after figures showed inflation falling back slightly and the economy still being buffeted by worries over Britain's exit from the European Union.
Aetna Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.
Yum Brands Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market closes.