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Earnings Were Good and Then Amazon Came Along

European markets followed Asia lower as investors reacted to Amazon's disappointing earnings

This is what you need to know on Friday:

1. European markets follow Asia down Friday as Amazon's (AMZN) - Get Inc. Report disappointing earnings weigh down the tech sector.

2. The dollar has halted a rebound after the Senate rejected a so-called 'skinny' repeal of Obamacare in the early hours of Friday morning.

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3. BT Group plc's (BT) fell in the first minutes of trading Friday after it reported profit fell by 42% in its first quarter as the company deals with the fallout from an accounting scandal in its Italian unit.

4. Barclays plc (BCS) - Get Barclays PLC Report  Friday reported a heavy loss in the first half after the disposal of its Africa unit.

5. U.S. futures are pointing to a negative opening. Dow Jones futures were down 0.19% at 06:45 BST and S&P 500 futures had lost 0.31%.

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