A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day
-Stock futures are a bit down as investors start focusing heavily on Friday's September jobs report.
-The bond market is expecting a stronger jobs number as the yield on the 10-year Treasury is almost back up to 1.7%. But mortgage applications rose a strong 2.9% last week when 10-year yields were almost at 1.5%.
-US crude prices are up 1.5% at the $49/barrel level on reports of more draw downs in inventory. The official inventory report comes out at 10:30am Eastern.