NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, April 26:

1.

--

U.S. stock futures

were pointing down Friday as investors awaited first-quarter gross domestic product numbers

with caution.

2.

-- The

economic calendar

in the U.S. Friday includes the advance first-quarter gross domestic product report at 8:30 a.m. EDT, and the final University of Michigan sentiment index for April at 9:55 a.m.

3.

--

U.S. stocks

on Thursday finished with gains as U.S. jobless claims declined.

The

S&P 500

rose 0.4% to 1,584.82.

The

Dow Jones Industrial Average

rose 0.2% to 14,700.80.

4.

--

Amazon

(AMZN) - Get Report

, the online retail giant, posted net income on Thursday that beat Wall Street expectations, but noted unit growth continued to go in the wrong direction.

In its fiscal first quarter,

Amazon

earned 18 cents a share on $16.07 billion in revenue, a year-over-year increase of 22%. Analysts were looking for earnings of 8 cents a share on $16.14 billion in sales.

For the second quarter, Amazon expects revenue between $14.5 billion and $16.2 billion, a growth of 13% to 26% compared with second quarter of 2012.

5.

-- Wall Street is expecting

Chevron

(CVX) - Get Report

to post first-quarter profit on Friday of $3.07 a share on revenue of $67.73 billion.

6.

--

Starbucks

(SBUX) - Get Report

, the world's biggest coffee chain, on Thursday posted profit of $390.4 million, or 51 cents a share, up from $309.9 million, or 40 cents share, a year earlier. Adjusted earnings were 48 cents a share, in line with analysts' estimates.

Revenue in the quarter rose 11%

to $3.56 billion. U.S. same-store sales in the quarter rose 7%.

7.

--

Samsung

said net profit in the January-March quarter jumped 42% to 7.2 trillion won ($6.5 billion) as sales gained 17% to 52.9 trillion won.

IDC estimated that Samsung shipped 70.7 million smartphones during the first quarter, up 61% from a year earlier, and captured 33% market share.

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

sold 37.4 million iPhones during the quarter; its market share fell to 17% from 23% a year earlier, IDC said.

8.

-- George Soros revealed he had taken an 8% stake in

JCPenney

(JCP) - Get Report

, the

struggling retailer

.

Soros Fund Management disclosed in a

Securities and Exchange Commission

13G filing, dated April 15, that it bought 17.4 million shares, or a 7.9% stake in the retailer's stock.

9.

-- The Senate on Thursday night approved a bill to end air traffic controller furloughs blamed for significant flight delays.

A House vote on the measure was expected as early as Friday.

10.

--

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

Chairman Alfred Amoroso will leave the board of the Internet company on June 25 at its annual shareholders meeting.

Yahoo! appointed Maynard Webb Jr. as interim chairman.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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