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10 most important stories for investors Tuesday

The Federal Reserve building is seen January 22, 2008 in Washington, DC.
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A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day


-Stock futures are up after yesterday's flat close. The Fed and the Bank of Japan begin their separate meetings today, but their respective decisions on interest rates won't come out until tomorrow. We get housing starts data today.


-US crude prices are a bit down and barely holding at the $43/barrel level.

-The colonial pipeline leak has now affected gasoline prices in the Southeast.