NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, April 19: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were eyeing a higher open Friday, pointing to a rebound after stocks slid to their lowest point in weeks even after bellwether General Electric ( GE) booked mixed results, and following Microsoft's ( MSFT) and Google's ( GOOG) upbeat reports. 2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. Friday is bare. 3. -- U.S. stocks on Thursday finished with losses. The S&P 500 lost 0.7% to close at 1,541.61. 4. -- One of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead after the killing of a university officer and a shootout with police, and a massive manhunt is underway for the other, authorities said early Friday. 5. -- General Electric ( GE) posted first-quarter adjusted earnings on Friday of 35 cents a share, in-line with analysts' estimates. 6. -- Blackstone ( BX) ended its pursuit of Dell ( DELL), three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The move by Blackstone eases the way for founder Michael Dell and his private-equity partner Silver Lake to take Dell private in a $24.4 billion deal. 7. -- Hamburger chain McDonald's ( MCD) is expected by Wall Street on Friday to post first-quarter earnings of $1.27 a share on revenue of $6.59 billion. 8. -- IBM ( IBM) missed Wall Street's top- and bottom-line estimates in its first-quarter results as a weak Japanese yen weighed down profits.