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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Friday morning

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The bread section of a Kroger store is empty as people prepare for the possible arrival of Hurricane Harvey on August 24, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
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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 higher after Thursday's small losses. Investors await Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech at the Jackson Hole, Wyoming, conference. Durable goods orders come out at 8:30 a.m. ET.

-About 8 out of 10 Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.

HURRICANE WATCH

-Hurricane Harvey has already strengthened to a category 2 storm and could become the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. in 12 years.

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