Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Thursday morning

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

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-Stock futures are lower after Wednesday's mixed close. We get readings on wholesale inflation and weekly jobless claims later this morning.

-The U.S. government posted a surprise $182 billion surplus in April. Experts had been expecting a deficit.

COLLEGE COSTS

-Interest costs on new government student loans will increase by about 20 percent.

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