The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 8.37 points at 13981.76 in late trading in New York, while the Standard Poor's 500 index is 1.59 points lower at 1519.79.
The NASDAQ Composite index is down 6.63 points at 3192.03.
The Australian dollar is trading at 1.0305 US cents, up 0.0000 on the Sydney close.
It's buying 96.33 Japanese yen, 0.7718 euros, 66.45 British pence and 1.2189 New Zealand dollars.
Benchmark crude oil last traded up 0.00 dollars at $US95.93 per barrel.
The Australia market is set to open higher, with the SPI futures index up 13.00 points.
The benchmark SP/ASX200 index fell 2.96 points to 5033.92, and the broader All Ordinaries index fell 2.64 points to 5054.58.
The spot price of gold is $US1608.80, down 25.90 dollars from $US1634.70 on the Sydney close.