Investors expect the report to show some weakness, and are cautious ahead of the long holiday weekend.
Global shares sink on weak Chinese data and concerns the Fed might start wind down its stimulus measures.
General Motors is upgraded to 'buy,' and Pandora is initiated with a 'sell.'
Earnings season is winding down but there are still some companies that could pop up when they report next week.
The search giant is reportedly going to announce a new service at its I/O developer conference later this week.
The search giant is moving into a field that's already overcrowded with big players like Apple and Amazon.
Buffalo Wild Wings is downgraded to 'hold,' and Pandora is initiated with a 'sector perform.'
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