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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Friday morning

John Flannery, GE
Source: GE
John Flannery, GE

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

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-Stock futures are solidly higher after Thursday's mostly flat close. Major earnings reports are due out today and we get existing home sales at 10 a.m. EDT.

-GE just posted a huge third-quarter earnings miss, and its shares are down 4 percent in the premarket.

TAX REFORM

-The Senate passed the $4 trillion budget bill Thursday night, moving the GOP closer to tax reform.