U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly higher open on Thursday, as investors geared up for a cluster of data releases.
Oil will still be at the front of investors' minds on Thursday, as prices continue to fluctuate over concerns of a glut in the market.
On Thursday, prices rose with U.S. crude trading at $42.90 at 8:40 a.m. ET, while Brent hovered around $45.33.
In the political sphere, it is reported that the U.S. president will meet with a second round of tech executives and venture capitalists on Thursday.
On the data front, jobless claims hit 241,000, just above the expected 240,000 number. The FHFA House Price Index is set for release at 9 a.m. ET and the Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index is expected at 11 a.m. ET.
Elsewhere, the Federal Reserve board is set to release the results from the latest supervisory stress tests conducted as part of the Dodd-Frank Act.
In other corporate news, shares of American Airlines jumped more than 5 percent after the airline disclosed Qatar Airways had approached the firm about taking a large stake in the company.