Gold prices rose the most two weeks after U.S. employers added fewer workers than forecast last month, increasing pressure on the Federal Reserve to maintain lower interest rates.
U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.
U.S. stock futures pared losses and bond prices rose Friday after a weaker-than-expected jobs report eased some worries that accelerating growth could pressure the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates earlier than expected.
Chrysler Group LLC's and Nissan Motor Co. reported U.S. sales for July that rose less than estimates as analysts predicted a strong month for the industry.
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2014-- The Procter & Gamble Co mpany (NYSE:PG) reported fiscal year 2014 core earnings per share of $4.22, an increase of five percent versus the prior year.