Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Monday morning

A voter casts a vote during the Italian referendum on Dec. 4, 2016.
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A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.


-Stock futures point to a positive open as oil prices climb to a 16-month high of $55 per barrel.

-The latest survey of business economists predicts the economy will continue to grow next year but the pace of hiring may slow down.


-Since OPEC members agreed on a landmark deal to cut production last Wednesday, crude prices have rallied nearly 15 percent.