On Thursday, Feb. 16, investors await a host of quarterly earnings reports and economic data. As for earnings, Hyatt Hotels (H) , MGM Resorts International (MGM) and WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) release quarterly results. Hyatt and MGM Resorts report before the markets open, while WhiteWave reports after the markets close. As for economic data, housing starts for January are released at 8:30 a.m. EST, while weekly jobless claims and the Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey is released at the same time. TheStreet's Scott Gamm reports from Wall Street.

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