Updated from 5:58 a.m. EDT
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Here are five things you must know for Friday, March 24:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were higher but European shares traded to the downside as the GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare appeared headed for a vote Friday afternoon in the House of Representatives.
Wall Street finished lower Thursday as a planned evening vote on the American Health Care Act was delayed shortly before markets closed.
The White House said it was done negotiating with the conservative Freedom Caucus, and Donald Trump reportedly told lawmakers that if the health care bill doesn't pass Friday he'll move on to a tax reform and congressional Republicans will risk leaving Obamacare in place.
The passage of the health care bill is seen by Wall Street as a test to whether the Trump administration can fulfill its other promises to American business, particularly tax and regulatory reform, wrote TheStreet's William McConnell.
The package expected to be voted on Friday will include the legislation approved by various House committees and an amendment containing sweeteners designed to bring at least some of the Freedom Caucus's members on board. Among the amendment's provisions will be one that eliminates the underlying health care bill's 10 essential health benefit requirements, including the requirement that health plans not deny coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
The Freedom Caucus has 29 members and the GOP can afford to lose only 21 votes and still achieve the 216 votes need to pass the bill, assuming Democrats remain united against the bill.
2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Friday includes Durable Goods Orders for February at 8:30 a.m. EDT, the PMI Manufacturing Flash for March at 9:45 a.m., and the weekly Baker Hughes Rig Count at 1 p.m.
St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard is scheduled to speak at the Economic Club of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn., at 8:05 a.m. San Francisco Fed President John Williams, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and New York Fed President William Dudley also have speaking engagements on Friday morning.
3. -- Twitter (TWTR) is considering whether to build a premium version of its Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time, Reuters reported.
A survey is being conducted "to assess the interest in a new, more enhanced version of Tweetdeck," Twitter spokeswoman Brielle Villablanca said in a statement on Thursday.
"We regularly conduct user research to gather feedback about people's Twitter experience and to better inform our product investment decisions, and we're exploring several ways to make Tweetdeck even more valuable for professionals," the spokeswoman added, Reuters reported.
Word of the survey had earlier leaked on Twitter, Reuters noted, where a journalist affiliated with the New York Times posted screenshots of what a premium version of Tweetdeck could look like.
Twitter, despite its worldwide user base of 319 million, has failed to attract enough in advertising revenue to turn a profit.
The stock rose 1.4% in premarket trading on Friday.
4. -- The NFL is selling the rights to stream its Thursday Night Football games next season, and Facebook (FB) , Amazon (AMZN) , Twitter and Alphabet's (GOOGL) YouTube are interested, Recode reported.
The companies have submitted proposals to the NFL in the hope of streaming the games, according to two sources familiar with the process.
All four companies also talked to the NFL last year about the same deal, which Twitter won with a $10 million bid for the right to stream 10 games. It's possible others have also submitted proposals, according to Recode.
The league is likely to make a decision within the next month, and could provide some kind of update to league owners at the NFL's annual meeting in Phoenix next week, Recode reported.
5. -- Shares of Micron Technology (MU) were rising more than 11.6% in premarket trading on Friday after the chipmaker posted fiscal second-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street forecasts as prices for memory chips rose.
Micron's earnings "showed that booming demand from a pair of end-markets is also providing a sales boost. And -- against a backdrop of tight DRAM supplies and plummeting NAND manufacturing costs -- are contributing to some eye-popping margin growth," according to TheStreet's Eric Jhonsa.
For Friday, earnings are expected from Finish Line (FINL) , the seller of athletic shoes and apparel.