A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.
-Stock futures are a bit down with the Dow Jones Industrial average closing Wednesday 58 points shy of the 20,000 mark. We get the ADP private employment report for December later this morning.
-Bitcoin is trading at an all-time high of more than $1,100.
-U.S. crude prices are up around 0.75 percent at the $53 a barrel level.