Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Wednesday morning

A employee at a Home Depot store in Brooklyn, New York.
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A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.


-Stock futures are down after Tuesday's losses. We get economic data today on private sector job growth and worker productivity this morning. Bitcoin has broken over $12,000 for the first time. Mortgage refinance applications surged 9 percent last week as rates fell back.

-Home Depot has announced a $15 billion share buyback program.


-Merger talks between Disney and 21st Century Fox have resumed. As part of the deal, James Murdoch could end up replacing Bob Iger as Disney CEO.