Here are five things you must know for Friday, April 7:
1. Oil and gold prices jumped Friday and U.S. stock futures traded lower after the U.S. launched missile strikes at a Syrian air base from which a suspected chemical attack originated.
2. The attacks by the U.S. on the Syrian air base were overshadowing the summit between the U.S. president and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, and the U.S. jobs report for March that will be released Friday morning.
3. Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) forecast Friday that profit for the January-March quarter would jump 48%, putting the Apple (AAPL) rival on track to post record annual earnings as analysts said the driver for the earnings boost was the company's semiconductor business.
4. The U.S. KFC chain of Yum Brands (YUM) plans to curb the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, Reuters reported, making it the last of the big three chicken restaurants to join the fight against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.
5. Twitter (TWTR) defied a U.S. government request for records that could identify users behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump, and is challenging that order in court, the Associated Press reported.
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