U.S. stock index futures erased their earlier gains Friday following a disappointing GDP report that showed the economy grew less than expected in the first quarter, but some encouraging earnings news helped limit the loss.
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Also on the economic front, employment cost edged up by 0.4 percent in the first quarter, according to the Labor Department, but was still lower than the expected gain of 0.5 percent.
Among earnings, Amazon surged sharply after the online retailer posted quarterly results that blew past Wall Street expectations after-the-bell Thursday. In addition, at least eleven brokerages boosted their price target on the firm.
Ford rallied after the American automaker posted earnings that slipped from the same period in the previous year, but
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