Agilent reports 3Q results

Agilent Technologies, the electronics and bio-analytical measurement company - will issue its third quarter fiscal results today, with a live webcast of its investor conference call today at 1:45 p.m. on the company's website.

E-Commerce results for the second quarter

An online e-commerce sales report for the second quarter will be released today by the U.S. government for the second quarter at 10:00 a.m. Site.(See bottom of page)

Lowe's quarterly profit falls

Lowe's reported a 19 percent drop in quarterly net profit as bad weather in core markets and U.S. economic woes kept shoppers away, and the home improvement retailer's shares fell nearly 8 percent. Additional details here.