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Traders watch data, earnings ahead of long weekend

Triple witching expiration, General Electric's earnings and industrial production could all help shape Friday trading.

Industrial production is at 9:15 a.m., after housing starts are reported at 8:30 a.m. ET. Consumer sentiment is released at 9:55 a.m.

GE earnings are expected before the bell, and the company's commentary will be watched for what it says about the global economy and its own outlook. The parade of financial earnings continues with reports from Morgan Stanley, BNY Mellon, M&T Bank and SunTrust. Schlumberger also reports.