Notable business events scheduled for the coming week:


--U.S. markets and banks closed for Labor Day.


--Bank of Japan ends two-day policy board meeting.


--U.S. Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book.

--Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for July.

--Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for June and the second quarter.

--President Obama plans to give a speech on the economy.

--Smithfield Foods Inc. releases financial results.


--U.S. Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims.

--U.S. Commerce Department releases international trade for July.

--Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.


--U.S. Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for July.

--Japan releases GDP report.