US STOCKS-Wall St drops with tech shares; LinkedIn falls late

jueves 30 de abril de 2015 17:57 GYT

* Apple and Celgene weigh

* Jobless claims lowest since 2000

* Indexes gain slightly in April

* Indexes down: Dow 1.1 pct, S&P 1 pct, Nasdaq 1.6 pct (Updates close with LinkedIn, solar company shares down after the bell, Gilead up, small caps down, new quote)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

April 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks, led by the Nasdaq, sold off on Thursday as Apple shares declined, and tech and biotech quarterly results disappointed.

Upbeat economic reports added to uncertainty about the outlook for interest rates, a day after data showed the U.S. economy had slowed to a crawl in the first quarter and the Federal Reserve pointed to weakness in the labor market and other areas of the U.S. economy.

Despite the day's decline, all three major indexes posted slight gains for April.

The Nasdaq biotech index dropped 3.1 percent on Thursday, led by a 4.5 percent fall in Celgene, which reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue.   Continuación...