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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Wednesday morning

In this handout image provided by South Korean Defense Ministry, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flying with F-35B fighter jets and South Korean Air Force F-15K fighter jets during a training at the Pilsung Firing Range on September 18, 2017 in Gangwon-do, South Korea. U.S. F-35B stealth jets and B-1B bombers flew near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) for the first time since recent tension between U.S. and North Korea started raising.
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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 a bit down after Tuesday's modest rally. The Fed minutes come out today at 2 p.m. ET. Mortgage applications dropped 2.1 percent as interest rates hit their highest level since July.

-BlackRock just posted earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations.

TERROR/DEFENSE

-The U.S. flew two B-1B bombers over North Korea late Tuesday in a show of force.