Stock index futures pointed to a mixed opening on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.1 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.1 percent and Nasdaq futures down 0.04 percent at 1008 GMT.
The S&P 500 rose on Wednesday to twice its value from just two years ago, with stocks boosted by forecast-beating results from Dell
At 1330 GMT, investors will focus on the Labor Department release of the January Consumer Price Index. Economists in a Reuters survey expect a 0.3 percent increase compared with a 0.4 percent rise in December.
Investors will eye weekly U.S. jobless claims also at 1330 GMT, while at 1500 GMT the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank releases February business activity survey.
Top regulators will appear before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, with Republicans escalating their push to delay and cut funding to the Dodd-Frank financial reform laws.
Earnings news will also be a focus. These include fourth-quarter numbers from Apache Corp.
Late Wednesday, Nvidia Corp
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved expanded use of Allergan Inc's
North Sea Brent crude oil prices extended gains to hold at 2-1/2 year highs of more than $104 a barrel on Thursday, as fresh Israel-Iran tension fed spreading unrest in the Middle East and stoked fears of a disruption of oil flows in the region.
European shares were flat on Thursday after hitting 29-month highs in the previous session, with falls in industrial goods firms offset by gains in food stocks after upbeat results from Nestle
(Reporting by Joanne Frearson. Editing by Jane Merriman)