Updated from 6:43 a.m. EDT
Here are 10 things you should know for Thursday, April 17:
1.-- U.S. stock futures were pointed lower on Thursday following disappointing earnings from some U.S. technology giants.
European stocks drifted lower in early trading. Asian shares ended the session mixed. Japan's Nikkei 225 was unchanged.
2.-- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Thursday includes weekly initial jobless claims at 8:30 a.m. EDT, and the Philadelphia Fed Index for April at 10 a.m.
3.-- U.S. stocks on Wednesday jumped after better-than-expected Chinese growth while investors digested dovish remarks from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and an improved Beige Book report.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1% to 16,424.85, while the S&P 500 gained 1.05% to close at 1,862.31. The Nasdaq jumped 1.29% to 4,086.23.
The search giant's non-GAAP earnings in the first quarter were $6.27 a share on revenue of $12.19 billion, excluding traffic acquisition costs (TAC). Google site revenue of $10.47 billion rose 21% from a year earlier and accounted for 68% of Google's revenue. Including TAC, Google generated $15.45 billion in revenue for the quarter.
For the first quarter, analystswere expecting Google to earn $6.40 a share on revenue of $15.52 billion, though that number likely includes traffic acquisition costs.
Google shares fell 2.4% in premarket trading to $543.13.
5. -- Industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE) reported first-quarter earnings of 30 cents a share on revenue of $34.18 billion, down from $34.94 billion a year earlier.
Adjusted to reflect continuing operations and to remove the effect of one-time charges, the company earned 33 cents a share in the quarter; analysts expected 32 cents.
GE said industrial divisions performed well and the economic environment was "positive."
The stock rose 1.4% in premarket trading to $26.48.