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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Wednesday Morning

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


-The Dow Industrials broke through the 22,000 mark soon after the open. More key earnings reports are expected, along with ADP private jobs data for July and oil inventories.


-Mortgage applications fell 2.8 percent last week even as rates remained low.


-Apple's earnings and revenues beat Wall Street expectations, sending its shares sharply higher in the pre-market and the overall tech sector higher. CEO Tim Cook also defended Apple's decision to comply with China's censorship efforts.