Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Monday morning

Protesters gather outside Terminal 4 at JFK airport in opposition to U.S. president Donald Trump's proposed ban on immigration in Queens, New York City, U.S., January 28, 2017.
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A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.


-Stock futures are lower ahead of a fairly busy morning of economic data reports. They include personal income and spending.


-President Donald Trump is defending his executive order banning visitors and refugees from seven countries. He insists it's not a religious ban.

-Strong reactions and protests against the ban continue to be issued by corporate America, including a campaign from the conservative Koch brothers, who hope to reverse the executive order. Starbucks' Howard Schultz is vowing to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide.