A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.
-Stock futures are higher after Wednesday's mixed close. We get weekly jobless claims data and more key earnings news this morning.
-Caterpillar earnings and revenue far exceeded Wall Street expectations.
-After talking up the positives of a weak dollar earlier this week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke at Davos today about how he is not all that concerned with the dollar.