A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.
-Stock futures are lower after yesterday's big selloff on continued North Korea jitters. The yield on the 10-year treasury bond is back down to 2.19 percent. Gold remains at a 2-month high at $1,293 an ounce.
NORTH KOREA THREAT
-The Chinese state-run paper Global Times says China should remain neutral if North Korea attacks the U.S.
-Defense Secretary James Mattis says the U.S. is 'ready' to counter the North Korean threat.