US STOCKS-Wall St sharply lower on China fears; NYSE suffers outage

miércoles 8 de julio de 2015 16:30 GYT

* Stock drop on China market fears

* NYSE resumes trade after three-hour halt

* Wall St maintains losses after Fed minutes

* United Airlines shares fall after computer glitch halts flights

* Indexes close down: Dow 1.47 pct, S&P 1.66 pct, Nasdaq 1.75 pct (Updates close, adds comment and detail on valuations)

By Noel Randewich

July 8 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended sharply lower on Wednesday as market turmoil in China eclipsed Greece's debt crisis, while the New York Stock Exchange suffered a major outage.

Fears that a rout in Chinese stocks could seriously harm the country's economy and spread beyond its borders pushed the S&P 500 below its 200-day moving average for the first time since October and into negative territory for 2015.

The NYSE, a unit of Intercontinental Exchange Inc, resumed trade late in the session after a technical problem forced a suspension for more than three hours in the biggest outage to strike a U.S. financial market in nearly two years.   Continuación...