The U.S. markets were getting an early lift from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen's speech Wednesday in New York. Yellen indicated she supports an extended period of low interest rates in the United States. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 7 points, or 5.6 points above fair value, at 12,751. Futures for the S&P 500 were up 0.7 points, or 0.3 points above fair value, at 1365. Futures for the Nasdaq were rising 4.3 points, or 4.3 points above fair value, at 2709.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- A mixed bag of economic data trimmed stock future gains early Thursday but Wall Street still looks to be on track to open in the green.
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