A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day
-Stock futures are flat after yesterday's good rally to start the week. We get consumer confidence figures and the Case Shiller home price data this morning.
-Crude prices are back up today to the $47/barrel level.
Gasoline prices held overnight at $2.21/gallon ,national average.
EU TAX WARS
-The EU has ordered Ireland to recover $14 billion in back taxes from Apple after ruling Ireland had no right to negotiate its own rates with the company. (Can you say "Irexit?").
-Today's LA Times/USC poll shows Donald Trump with just under a three point lead over Hillary Clinton.
-The FBI says it's detected cyber breaches of the computerized voting systems in Illinois and Arizona.
-Hillary Clinton has rolled out a new plan to boost metal health care in the US.
-Hershey shares are sharply lower now that Mondelez says it's pulling out of merger talks.
-The Air Force is still in need of drone pilots, so it's now allowing all enlisted men and women to apply for the duty.
-We're just a bit closer to fighter jets with laser cannons: Northrop Grumman has won the contract to start developing that technology.