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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Wednesday morning

Goldman Sachs
Brendan McDermid | Reuters

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

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-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.

OIL/ENERGY

-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.

ELECTION

-Goldman Sachs is banning its top employees from donating to the Trump campaign.