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Shoppers at Costco waited up to eight hours for water and essentials in preparation for Hurricane Irma on September 5, 2017 in North Miami.
A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.
-Stock futures are a bit higher after Tuesday’s broad losses. We get a slew of economic data today including the Fed Beige Book at 2 p.m. ET.
-New mortgage applications rose 3.3 percent last week. Gold is flat at $1,343 an ounce. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note is up a bit now, but still just 2.07 percent.
-Hurricane Irma is now one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in a century and is headed for Puerto Rico and likely Florida.