Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Thursday morning

Russia's President Vladimir Putin at Severnaya Bay of Alexandra Land Island, a part of the Franz Josef Land Archipelago, March 29, 2017.
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A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.


-Stock futures are down after Wednesday's mixed close. We get GDP data today and weekly jobless claims numbers.


-Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump in Florida on April 6th and 7th. And Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's ready to meet with President Trump at a possible summit in Finland.


-U.S. crude prices are a bit lower, but still holding at the $49 a barrel level. Gasoline prices rose to a national average of $2.30 a gallon.

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