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Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Tuesday morning

A construction worker buys lumber for home framing at the Home Depot store in Los Angeles, California.
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A construction worker buys lumber for home framing at the Home Depot store in Los Angeles, California.

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

STOCKS/ECONOMY

-Stock futures are down after Monday's very modest gains.

-Small business optimism rose in October.

-The federal government hauled in a record $235.3 billion in tax revenue in October, but still ran a $63 billion deficit.

RETAIL WARS

-Home Depot same store sales in the third quarter crushed Wall Street expectations.