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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Monday morning

Pedestrians pass in front of a Scottrade location in New York.
Scott Mlyn | CNBC
Pedestrians pass in front of a Scottrade location in New York.

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

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-Stock futures are higher on what is another big earnings day. The markets are also reacting positively to a slew of merger news.

DEALS/NO DEALS

-TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade for $4 billion.

-Experts believe the key reason for AT&T's $85.4 billion deal to buy Time Warner was demand for mobile video. Now the big hurdle will be getting this approved by regulators.