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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Wednesday morning

A Goldman Sachs sign at at NYSE.
Brendan McDermid | Reuters

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.