Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Thursday morning

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


-Stock futures are a bit down. Economic reports due out today include PMI manufacturing, the ISM index, and construction spending.

-The number of subprime auto loan delinquencies has shot up, leaving regulators concerned.


-U.S.crude prices are up again and at the $50 a barrel level today after a 9 percent surge Wednesday on the announced OPEC production cut deal.