Here are the 10 most important stories for investors Thursday morning

A worker operates a Caterpillar Inc. 336D hydraulic excavator during construction on Route 7 near Falls Church, Virginia.
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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.