Around the World's Markets: New York

WALL STREET stocks ended mixed as blue chips stumbled and technology stocks rose. Investors were looked ahead to testimony by US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan to Congress today for hints on interest rates.

The Dow closed down 36.05 points at 7,897.20. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite ended at 1,697.78, up 17.35 points. Advancing issues lead decliners nearly two-to-one on the New York exchange, but volume was light with 691 million shares changing hands in the day.