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An oil derrick in Weld County, Colorado.
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A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day


-Stock futures are flat/just a bit higher after yesterday's flat day. Oil prices are again the key catalyst for stocks right now.


-Crude prices are flat this morning and dipping above and below the $43/barrel mark.

-More experts believe OPEC is closer to actually reducing production... this time.

-Gasoline prices held at $2.14/gallon, national average.


-A CNBC analysis of the Donald Trump economic plan says that it would still favor white collar workers and investors over blue collar workers.

-Donald Trump is suggesting that Hillary Clinton's private server emails were linked to an Iranian scientist's execution. The scientist was helping the US learn the truth about Iran's nuclear program.

-Liberal Republican Senator Susan Collins announced that she is not supporting Donald Trump.

-The LA Times/USC poll continues to show Hillary Clinton leading Trump by one point.


-Delta Airlines is still experiencing some residual delays and problems after yesterday's big power outage. Delta is offering vouchers and refunds to many of the effected passengers.


-Chicago police are on alert after reports that three gangs in the city are looking to kill officers in response to the videos released last week of police shooting a teen suspect.

-Israel and Raytheon are working on adapting Israel's Iron Dome anti-rocket shield to protect US troops in the field.

-Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman have already stated interest in fulfilling the Pentagon's goal of updating the US nuclear arsenal, specifically the Minuteman III ICBM's.


-Struggling Twitter is subleasing 30% of its San Francisco headquarters building.