CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Wall St moves higher, led by tech; Nasdaq hits record

martes 23 de agosto de 2016 11:49 GYT

(Corrects to "debate" from "the bait" in paragraph 5)

* Apple, Microsoft boost tech index, Nasdaq

* Best Buy jumps on surprise comparable store sales growth

* Investors await Fed Chair Yellen's Friday speech

* Indexes up: Dow 0.50 pct, S&P 0.44 pct, Nasdaq 0.46 pct

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 23 (Reuters) - The Nasdaq hit a record intraday high on Tuesday, with the overall gain in U.S. stocks led by technology and financial companies, as investors weighed the prospect of an interest rate hike this year.

As the U.S. earnings season winds down, the focus shifts to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's upcoming speech on Friday at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for clues on when the central bank will raise rates.

Yellen's stance will either support or dismiss the perceived hawkish stand that Fed policymakers have taken in recent days. Various officials, including Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, have hinted that a rate hike in the coming months was possible.   Continuación...