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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Thursday morning

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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 Wednesday's broad losses. In addition to another busy day of earnings, we get weekly jobless claims numbers and pending home sales this morning.

-Twitter shares are jumping 9 percent as it beat on revenue expectations and came closer than ever to reaching a profitable quarter. Ford just reported better than expected earnings and revenue. CNBC parent Comcast beat earnings expectations, but missed slightly on revenues.


-The House will vote on a budget bill today that's a major key to eventually passing a GOP tax reform package. The vote is expected to be close as some Republicans are revolting against a possible cut in state and local tax deductions.