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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Tuesday morning

Containers of Tide detergent on grocery store shelves.
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A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.


-Stock futures are higher after Monday's flat close. Investors may spend much of the day focusing on Fed speeches. Small business optimism fell in September.

-Honeywell has just announced it will split off two of its businesses into separate publicly traded companies.


-Activist investor Nelson Peltz's war to get a seat on the Procter & Gamble board will end today with the final shareholder vote results. Either way, this has been the most expensive proxy battle ever.