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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.

STOCKS/ ECONOMY

-Stock futures are higher on a day packed with key bank earnings and economic data.

-China's exports slumped more than expected in December.

OIL/ ENERGY

-U.S.crude oil is down about 1 percent and back to the $52 a barrel level.