A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.
-Stock futures are higher after Wednesday's flat-to-lower close. We get weekly jobless numbers this morning along with data on wholesale inflation. A new poll shows the voters' perception of the economy is at all-time highs.
-Worries about the U.S. Treasury bond market and the dollar are easing today now that China is pushing back on a report that it's considering scaling back its bond purchases.
-Over $100 billion has been wiped off the global cryptocurrency market following talk that South Korea is considering a trading ban.