A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day
-Stock futures are higher ahead of this afternoon's big Fed decision announcement live on CNBC's Power Lunch at 2pm Eastern. Investors are already cheering the Bank of Japan's just-announced overhaul of its monetary policy.
-Mortgage applications tanked by 7.3 percent amid rising rates last week.
-US crude prices are up more than 2 percent and almost at the $45/barrel level on a surprise drawdown in inventory.