Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Monday morning

President Donald Trump steps from Air Force One for a visit to the Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, December 9, 2017.
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A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.


-Stock futures are solidly higher on growing expectations the GOP tax bill will pass this week.

-The latest CNBC survey shows that economic optimism is rising and boosting President Trump's approval rating.


-Campbell's is buying Snyders-Lance for $4.87 billion. Hershey has a $1.6 billion deal to acquire SkinnyPop parent Amplify. Penn National is buying Pinnacle Entertainment in a $2.8 billion deal.