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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Friday 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 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.

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