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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Thursday morning

People hold Catalan separatist flags during a demonstration two days after the banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, on October 3, 2017.
Enrique Calvo | Reuters

A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.


-Stock futures are solidly lower on fears over Spain's rising conflict with its Catalonia province.


-Madrid is moving to suspend Catalonia's autonomous powers and take over its regional government, setting up what could be another major blow to the European Union.


-Senate Republicans seem to have the votes to pass a budget resolution today that is a key step on their path to a tax reform bill.