Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Monday morning

Russian President Vladimir Putin (3 R) meets with President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad (2 R) during his visit at the Hmeymim base in Syria's Latakia on December 11, 2017.
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A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.


-Stock futures are higher this morning. The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 posted record-high closes.


-Bitcoin futures trading began on the CBOE Sunday night and the action has been volatile.


-In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin is ordering Russian troops out of Syria.