A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.
-Stock futures are lower Thursday morning after Wednesday's lower close for the Dow Jones Industrial average. Weekly jobless claims come out at 8:30 a.m. ET ahead of Friday's February jobs report.
-U.S. crude oil continued on a sharp decline on investor concerns about oversupply. Oil is down more than 2 percent, trading at around $49 per barrel level.
-Two House committees began marathon sessions overnight to discuss the GOP Obamacare replacement bill.