Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Friday morning

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


-Stock futures are higher after another record close for the Dow and S&P 500 on Thursday. The big economic data this morning is the Consumer Sentiment report due out at 10 AM EST.

-A new CNBC survey shows economic optimism has surged at a record pace in reaction to Donald Trump's election.


-During a speech in Iowa last night, President-elect Donald Trump scolded China for "not playing by the rules" and committing continued intellectual property theft. But he also said the U.S./ China relationship must improve.