Stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.2 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.07 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.12 percent.
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Japan's Nikkei average fell 1 percent on Thursday, off a two-month high hit the previous day, while European stocks inched lower in morning trade, retreating from a 17-month closing high reached in the previous session, as renewed concerns over Greece's debt woes rattled investors.
Stocks gained on Wednesday, pushing the Dow to a 17-month high, after a benign February inflation reading supported the Federal Reserve's renewed pledge of low interest rates.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 47.69 points, or 0.45 percent, to end at 10,733.67. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 6.75 points, or 0.58 percent, to 1,166.21. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> advanced 11.08 points, or 0.47 percent, to 2,389.09.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson, editing by Will Waterman)