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5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Friday

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Here are five things you must know for Friday, Feb. 17:

1. -- U.S. stock futures fell Friday and shares in Europe and Asia traded lower following declines on Wall Street and as the dollar firmed.

Wall Street's longest winning streak in a quarter century came to a close on Thursday as investors took a breather after five days of records.

The S&P 500 fell 0.09% and the Nasdaq fell 0.08%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded a small gain of 0.04%, its sixth consecutive record close.

The U.S. dollar index, which had dropped for two days amid a lack of detail in the Trump administration's economic plans, most specifically on tax reform, rebounded modestly on Friday, up 0.2% to 100.69.

Donald Trump said Thursday in a press conference that his team would submit a health care proposal in March, with a highly anticipated tax reform plan to be submitted afterward.

"The future outlook is clouded by rising political uncertainties and waves of anti-globalization sentiments from the U.S. and Europe. As U.S. reaches full employment and approaches...


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