Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Wednesday morning

Specialist trader Mario Picone wears a "DOW Almost 20,000" cap as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., December 15, 2016.
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Specialist trader Mario Picone wears a "DOW Almost 20,000" cap as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., December 15, 2016.

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

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-Stock futures are flat after Tuesday's rally brought the Dow just 25 points shy of the 20,000 mark. We get existing home sales data later this morning.

-A Gallup poll shows U.S. economic confidence is at a new high.

-The number of younger Americans living with their parents has hit a 75-year high.