Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Tuesday morning

A Caterpillar excavator sits outside the Altorfer Cat dealership in East Peoria, Illinois.
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A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.


-Stock futures are solidly higher after strong earnings reports from Caterpillar, 3M, GM, and United Technologies.


-President Trump heads to Capitol Hill today to meet with Republicans on tax reform and to try to patch up some differences.


-The U.S., South Korea, and Japan carried out an antimissile drill today.