Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Friday morning

Oil field workers on a rig in Tioga, North Dakota.
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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 Thursday's mixed close. It's another day of heavy earnings reports.

-GE reported earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations but reported a 12 percent drop in revenue.


-U.S. crude prices are down about 1 percent and back to the $46 a barrel level.