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.
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.