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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Tuesday morning

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda gestures during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo, Japan November 1, 2016.
Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters
Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda gestures during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo, Japan November 1, 2016.

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

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-Stock futures are slightly higher after Monday's modestly higher close. Earnings reports come out this morning from Darden Restaurants and this afternoon from Nike.

-The bank of Japan has just decided to stand pat on rates, but it raised its economic outlook for the coming year.

OIL/ ENERGY

-U.S.crude pricesare flat at the $52 a barrel level.