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  1. U.S. stocks rose on Friday as solid results from Microsoft lifted technology stocks and eased rising trade tensions after President Donald Trump said he was ready to impose levies on $500 billion worth of goods from China.
  2. The U.S. dollar weakened on Friday against key world currencies as President Donald Trump complained again about its strength, while U.S. and European stock markets were tepid amid fresh tariff talk and another round of corporate earnings.
  3. President Donald Trump said he was ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion of goods the U.S. imports from China, remarks that sent financial markets retreating and threatened to escalate a trade clash with the Asian giant.
  4. Several U.S. companies are putting in place measures to cushion the impact of escalating trade tensions between the United States and China.
  5. Baker Hughes, General Electric Co's oilfield services arm, on Friday reported a slight profit miss on weaker revenues in its oilfield equipment and turbomachinery businesses, but delivered an upbeat outlook for the second half of the year.