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Stock Futures Fall as Oil Surges

At the same time, the Federal Housing Finance Agency will issue its housing price index for December.

The Energy Information Agency will give its weekly read on energy inventories a day late, at 11 a.m., since U.S. markets were closed on Monday for a holiday. Analysts expect crude oil inventories to increase by 1.4 million barrels in the week ended Feb. 18, according to a Platts survey.

Late Wednesday, the American Petroleum Institute said oil supplies gained 163,000 barrels.

Elsewhere in commodity markets, the April gold contract was higher by $4.50 to trade at $1,418.50 an ounce.

The benchmark 10-year Treasury rose 14/32, diluting the yield to 3.433%. The dollar weakened against a basket of currencies with the dollar index down by 0.3%.


--Written by Melinda Peer in New York.
Disclosure: TheStreet's editorial policy prohibits staff editors and reporters from holding positions in any individual stocks.
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