10 most important stories for Monday morning

A gas flare on an oil production platform is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf.
Raheb Homavandi | Reuters
A gas flare on an oil production platform is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf.

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

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-Stock futures are solidly down as investors await news from this week's OPEC meeting and tonight's presidential debate.

-The Mexican peso continues to fall sharply, as it's now worth just about 5 U.S. cents.

OIL/ENERGY

-U.S. crude prices are up more than 1 percent and back at the $45 a barrel level.