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Wake Up Wall Street: Dow Jones Notches Ninth Straight Day of Gains

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

This is what you need to know before the market opens:

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

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.

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3. Tesla (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Report shares rose 2.1% 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.

4.  Barclays (BCS) - Get Barclays PLC Sponsored ADR Report  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.