Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Thursday morning

Shoppers at a Walmart in Los Angeles
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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 Wednesday's slight gains. We get weekly jobless claims and the Philadelphia Fed survey this morning.

-Wal-Mart earnings and revenues beat Wall Street estimates. But Walmart shares are down in the pre-market.


-President Donald Trump's response to the white supremacist march and counter protests in Charlottesville led to more CEO resignations from presidential advisory councils Wednesday and then the White House decided to simply dissolve the councils.