Meanwhile in oil, prices continued to fluctuate, as analysts offered assorted supply stances for the commodity ahead of an OPEC meeting next week, Reuters reported.
At 8:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, U.S. crude was trading around $47.41, while Brent hovered around $50.08.
Politics is likely to be at the back of investors' minds, as they keep an ear out for any news coming from the White House, in relation to health care and the Russia-linked scandal, which continues to rumble on.
In Europe, bourses were mostly in the black during early trade, while Asia-Pacific markets finished trade on a relatively positive note. In the previous session, U.S. equities closed at record highs as earnings continued to dominate.
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