Wall Street mixed ahead of Fed talk

Recent rally fizzles out prior to testimony from Fed chief Janet Yellen.

United States stocks are mixed in late afternoon trade after scoring their strongest week of the year, with investors keenly awaiting new Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen's first testimony to Congress.

At 0630 AEDT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 6.35 points, or 0.04%, to 15,787.73.

The broad-based S&P 500 edged up 1.74 points, or 0.10%, to 1,798.76, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index rose 19.21 points, or 0.47%, to 4,145.07.

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