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Here are five things you must know for Thursday, Feb. 23:

1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising Thursday, putting the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track for its 10th straight day of gains.

The blue-chip index closed Wednesday at 20,775, notching its ninth straight day with a record finish. That marks its longest record-making streak in 30 years.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq slipped on Wednesday after minutes from the Jan. 31-Feb. 1 meeting of the Federal Reserve revealed many members of the central bank believed it would be appropriate "fairly soon" for it to raise interest rates, so long as the incoming labor market and inflation data were in line with or stronger than expected.

Oil prices in the U.S. early Thursday were rallying, up 1.2% to $54.25 a barrel. Crude oil prices fell 1.4% on Wednesday.

The economic calendar in the U.S. on Thursday includes weekly Jobless Claims at 8:30 a.m. EST, the FHFA House Price Index for December at 9 a.m., and the weekly EIA Petroleum Status Report at 11 a.m. 

Atlanta Federal President Dennis Lockhart will discuss the past 10 years at the Atlanta Federal Reserve in Atlanta at 8:35 a.m. He is scheduled to retire next week.
2. -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal, said the strong U.S. dollar is a reflection of confidence in the U.S. economy and its performance compared with the rest of the world and was a "good thing" in the long run.

The comments, made in Mnuchin's first interview since being sworn in as Treasury secretary last week, echoed remarks he made in a confirmation hearing last month. They are notable because some White House officials, including President Donald Trump himself, have suggested in the past that they favored a weaker currency to support the U.S. trade position, the Journal noted.

The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback's strength against a basket of six global currencies, was rising slightly Thursday to 101.37.

3. -- Tesla ( TSLA - Get Report)  shares rose 1.5% in premarket trading Thursday after the electric carmaker  posted a fourth-quarter loss of $121.3 million, or 78 cents a share, which was much narrower than its year-earlier loss of $320.4 million.

The adjusted loss in the quarter was 69 cents a share; analysts were expecting a loss of 53 cents. Revenue in the quarter rose 88% to $2.28 billion, beating estimates of $2.22 billion.

Tesla didn't issue guidance for 2017 but did say that it expects to deliver 47,000 to 50,000 Model S and Model X vehicles in the first half of the year, which would be roughly a 71% increase over a year earlier.

The company also said Wednesday it expects to start making its $35,000 Model 3 in July, with higher-volume production by September. That's consistent with previous guidance that Model 3 deliveries would start in the second half of this year.

Meanwhile, Tesla's chief financial officer, Jason Wheeler, is leaving the company at the end of April. He will be replaced by Deepak Ahuja, who served as finance chief prior to Wheeler's appointment.

4. -- Barclays (BCS) posted weaker-than-expected full-year earnings but saw its shares rise in London after the U.K. lender said it would complete its restructuring program six months earlier than planned.

The bank said full-year pretax profit was £3.2 billion ($3.98 billion), missing analysts' estimates of £3.9 billion but up from pretax profit a year earlier of £1.15 billion.
"A year ago we laid out our intention to accelerate the restructuring of Barclays and refocus our business as a transatlantic, consumer, corporate and investment bank, anchored in London and New York," said CEO Jes Staley. "We are now just months away from completing the restructuring of Barclays, and I am more optimistic than ever for our prospects in 2017, and beyond."

Barclays said it would pay around $1 billion to facilitate the reduction of its stake in Barclays Africa to below 50%.

5. -- Kohl's (KSS - Get Report) reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations and the retailer raised its quarterly dividend by 10%. The stock rose 3.4% in premarket trading.

Earnings are also expected Thursday from Gap  (GPS - Get Report) , Kate Spade  (KATE) , Nordstrom  (JWN - Get Report) , AMC Networks (AMCX - Get Report) , Baidu (BIDU - Get Report) , Herbalife (HLF - Get Report) , Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE - Get Report) and Splunk (SPLK - Get Report) .

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