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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Friday morning

A help wanted sign on a small restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.
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A help wanted sign on a small restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.

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 gains pushed all the major indices to net gains for the month of August. Economic data will dominate the morning, led by the jobs report and followed by manufacturing data and consumer sentiment.

-Economists are expecting 180,000 net new jobs created for August. Some economists are expecting to see a more significant increase in average wages.

HARVEY LATEST

-Rescuers are now combing the flooded areas of Texas and looking for survivors. The death toll is at 44 and climbing. President Donald Trump will ask Congress for an initial round of $5.9 billion in Harvey aid. Harvey will likely be the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history, according to AccuWeather.