Twenty-First Century Fox affiliate Sky bucks the negative trend with a soccer-rights victory, while media peer Vivendi declines on a regulatory veto.
The luxury homebuilder reports earnings of 51 cents a share with sales in New York strong.
Deere projects that equipment sales will fall 9% for fiscal 2016.
National Oilwell Varco shares jumped more than 6% in Friday morning trading, adding to a week of more than 20% gains, buoyed by Morgan Stanley's new rating on it.
DuPont raises its full-year guidance following first-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates.
Goldman upgraded the industrial machinery manufacturer Caterpillar, but other analysts remain on the sidelines awaiting more certainty from European and Chinese markets.
The carmaker plans to halt production of four models.
The airline's long-serving chairman and two other directors will retire
The engine maker is anticipated to release its next quarterly report on or around April 26.
Boeing's announcement that it's cutting 4,500 workers this year won't be the end of the airplane maker's bumpy flight.
Contract talks are continuing between General Motors and the United Auto Workers union as a midnight deadline approaches.
Jeff Smisek resigns as United CEO. Under his five-year tenure, he never managed to win the support of United's UAL labor unions.
Delta says August unit revenue fell 6.5%, less than some Wall Street analysts had expected which reinforces top-end third-quarter guidance.
American, Delta and United are losing a few hundred thousand Mideast, Africa, Indian subcontinent and southeast Asia passengers each year to the Gulf airlines, new figures show.
The reality of slowing Chinese demand for new cars constitutes a key factor behind the rout in equities of global automakers.