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US futures mixed ahead of Yellen testimony

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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed on Tuesday as traders eyed earnings, data and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, due to commence at 10 a.m. ET.

Equities continued their assault on record highs Monday, with the three major indexes closing at new all-time highs. The S&P 500 also broke above $20 trillion in market cap.

On the data front, the NFIB small business survey hit 105.9 last month, a slightly higher read from December, with January PPI rising 0.6 percent, above the expected 0.3 percent increase.

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks to educators at the Federal Reserve Board Building January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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On the earnings front Discovery Communications and T-Mobile US are among companies that reported before the bell. AIG, Express Scripts and LendingClub are among companies due to report after the bell.

In Europe, the pan European Stoxx 600 Index was around 0.13 percent lower on Tuesday.