5 things to know before the stock market opens on Friday, April 28

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 26, 2023 in New York City.

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Here are the top stories investors need to start their trading day:

1. Here comes the weekend

After a big rally on Thursday – the Dow Jones and S&P 500 had their best days since January – it looks like stocks may end the week on a bruise. Futures indicated on Friday morning that investors weren’t too happy with the latest batch of tech dividends. Overall, while the companies are doing well against Wall Street expectations in this earnings period, they aren’t quite astonishing to investors, according to some market watchers. There are more quarterly results coming next week as well with big names like strongholdAnd Starbucks And Discovery Warner Brothers on deck. Follow live market updates.

2. Cloudy with a chance of disappointment

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy speaks during the GeekWire Summit in Seattle on October 5, 2021.

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3. Intel wins despite losing big

4. Post available

A closed Bed Bath & Beyond store in San Francisco, California, United States, on Monday, April 24, 2023.

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5. Exxon is making record profits

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