5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday

Dow futures rose modestly Friday, a day after the 30-stock average gained nearly 1% and closed above 34,000 for the first time ever.

Blowout March retail sales Thursday helped lift stocks — and Friday, investors got a look at the red-hot residential real estate market.

GDP soared 18.3% in the first three months of the year from a year earlier, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said Friday.

The World Health Organization chief said Friday that an alarming trend of rising Covid cases has resulted in infections around the world now approaching their highest level ever.

We are fully cooperating with investigating authorities.” Last week, President Joe Biden announced a series of executive actions aimed at tackling what he called a national epidemic of gun violence.

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