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10 most important stories for investors Friday

A worker assembles a Ford truck at the new Louisville Ford truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky.
Bryan Woolston | Reuters
A worker assembles a Ford truck at the new Louisville Ford truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky.

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

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-Stock futures are down ahead of the big September jobs report. 175K net new jobs are expected to have been created and that would presumably be enough to spur a Fed rate hike before the end of the year.

-Markets are still reeling from a 10% "flash crash" for the British pound in early trading last night. The pound has mostly recovered, but is still down more than 2% vs. the dollar.

HURRICANE MATTHEW

-Hurricane Matthew has been downgraded to a category 3 storm and has spared South Florida. But it is still very dangerous and headed north.