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US futures mixed as central bankers gather

August 23, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. futures are mixed as the leaders of the world’s central banks gather.

Dow Jones industrial futures are down a point at 14,938. S&P futures have added less than a point to 1,655.70.

Nasdaq futures are up 3.5 points to 3,105.25, a day after a technical glitch halted most Nasdaq trading for about three hours.

The annual meeting of central bankers in the U.S. has produced major economic news in past years. U.S. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted at new rounds of economic stimulus in two of the past three years.

This year, Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers are competing to replace Bernanke, who is expected to step down when his second term ends in January.

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