Here's everything you must know before Friday's opening bell:

  1. General Electric  (GE) reported first-quarter adjusted profit of 16 cents a share, topping Wall Street forecasts of 12 cents.
  2. Wells Fargo (WFC) is reportedly close to settling a record $1 billion fine imposed on its risk management business by 2 U.S. regulators.
  3. ZTE Corp. (ZTCOY) , one of China's biggest tech companies, warned that a ban on access to U.S. technology threatens its survival.
  4. Qualcomm (QCOM) began laying off employees in an effort to shed $1 billion in expenses.  
  5. U.S. stock futures pointed higher. 

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