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April 29 Premarket Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know

Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, April 29:

1. -- U.S. stock futures were mixed Friday following a slide on Wall Street led by declining technology shares and slower U.S. economic growth during the first quarter.

European stocks fell sharply as airline stocks crashed following a warning from the parent of British Airways.

Asian shares ended Friday mostly lower. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 1.5%.

Oil prices in the U.S. early Friday rose 0.9% to $46.47 a barrel.

2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. Friday includes Personal Income and Personal Spending for March at 8:30 a.m. EDT, Chicago PMI for April at 9:45 a.m., and the university of Michigan (final) Sentiment Index for April at 10 a.m.

3. -- U.S. stocks on Thursday fell as Apple (AAPL - Get Report) declined and wiped out any earlier gains for the tech-heavy Nasdaq after billionaire investor Carl Icahn said he no longer had any stake.

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average, already falling before the Apple news, plumbed new session lows to close out the day. The S&P 500 fell 1%, the Dow slid 1.3%, and the Nasdaq tumbled 1.1%.

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4. -- Amazon (AMZN - Get Report) reported first-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street forecasts as sales jumped 28% to $29.1 billion.

Earnings were $1.07 a share, blowing past expectations of 58 cents.

Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said that's devices, such as the Fire tablets and the Fire TV Stick streaming media player, were the top-selling products.

The company's...