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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Tuesday morning

Home Depot trucks sits parked in a parking lot at a Home Depot store in Daly City, California.
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Home Depot trucks sits parked in a parking lot at a Home Depot store in Daly City, California.

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

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-Stock futures are slightly higher after a small gain for the Dow on Monday. We get the October retail sales report this morning.

-Economic bellwether Home Depot reported better than expected sales, profits, and raised its forward guidance.

OIL/ENERGY

-U.S. crude prices are up 3 percent to the $44 a barrel level on renewed hopes that OPEC will cut production. But gasoline prices fell another penny overnight to $2.15 a gallon, the new national average.