Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Friday morning

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits Baekdu Mountain Architecture Research Institute in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on March 11, 2017.
KCNA | Reuters

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

STOCKS/ ECONOMY

-Stock futures are a bit higher this morning after Thursday's flat close. We get the consumer sentiment report at 10am Eastern Time.

TERROR/DEFENSE

-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. policy of patience with North Korea has ended, and "all options are on the table" if the U.S. is provoked.

OIL/ ENERGY

-U.S. crude oil prices are up and at the $49 a barrel level.