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.