A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day
-Stock futures are flat after Tuesday's modest gains. Investors are awaiting the Fed's Beige Book data on economic activity that comes out live on CNBC's Power Lunch at 2pm Eastern.
-Crude prices are up and back at the $45/barrel level.
-Gasoline prices held overnight at $2.19/gallon, national average.
-Iran now says it will increase crude output, and ignore any production reduction agreed to by Russia and Saudi Arabia.
-Goldman Sachs is banning its top employees from donating to the Trump campaign.