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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Wednesday morning

Shoppers at Costco waited up to eight hours for water and essentials in preparation for Hurricane Irma on September 5, 2017 in North Miami.
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A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.


-Stock futures are a bit higher after Tuesday's broad losses. We get a slew of economic data today including the Fed Beige Book at 2 p.m. ET.

-New mortgage applications rose 3.3 percent last week. Gold is flat at $1,343 an ounce. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note is up a bit now, but still just 2.07 percent.


-Hurricane Irma is now one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in a century and is headed for Puerto Rico and likely Florida.