The Power Brief

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A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-Stock futures are sharply higher as investors are betting the UK will vote to remain in the EU today. Weekly jobless claims are out at 8:30am Eastern Time.

BREXIT DAY

-The polls are open in the UK for the national referendum on staying in or leaving the EU. The polls close at 5pm Eastern US Time.

OIL/ENERGY

-Crude prices are a bit higher today and at the $49/barrel level.

-Gasoline prices fell to $2.31/gallon, national average.

GUN BATTLE

-House Democrats staged a loud sit-in on the House floor yesterday trying to force a vote on gun control bills.

ELECTION

-More than 50 wealthy business owners, some of them long-time Republicans, will endorse Hillary Clinton today.

HERBALIFE WARS

-Billionaire activist investor Bill Ackman just won't stop. He is escalating his campaign against Herbalife with videos aimed at proving the company is still making false statements.

SHARING ECONOMY

-Airbnb is hiring civil rights lawyers to combat efforts to block its business in certain areas.

HEALTHCARE

-A new HIV treatment seems to keep the virus in check without daily treatments.