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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Wednesday morning

The bakery racks at the counter of Panera Bread in Monroe, NY.
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The bakery racks at the counter of Panera Bread in Monroe, NY.

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

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-Stock futures are higher after Tuesday's very modest gains. The ADP private sector job numbers for March this morning blew away expectations.

OIL/ENERGY

-U.S. crude oil is up more than 1 percent and at a one-month high at the $51 a barrel level. Gasoline prices rose another penny overnight to $2.34 a gallon, national average. And because of Cyclone Debbie, China will replace its disrupted supply of Australian coal with American coal.

DEALS/NO DEALS

-JAB Holding is buying Panera Bread for $7.5 billion. Amazon has signed a $50 million deal to stream NFL games.