A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.
-Stock futures are a bit higher after Tuesday's modest losses. The Fed's beige book report comes out at 2pm Eastern Time.
-U.S. crude prices are down more than 2 percent to the $48 a barrel level.
THE TRUMP TRADE
-Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visits the White House today to sign a deal worth up to $17 billion in U.S. goods and services. It appears the Trump team is cozying up to Vietnam for leverage against China.