Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Thursday morning

A Walmart worker organizes products for the Christmas season at a Walmart store in Teterboro, New Jersey.
Eduardo Munoz | Reuters

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


-Stock futures are higher after Wednesday's selloff. We have another day of key earnings reports ahead, plus economic data including weekly jobless claims.

-Wal-Mart has just announced earnings and sales that topped Wall Street expectations.

-Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey plus trimmings, has dropped to the lowest average cost in five years.