US STOCKS-Wall St slides amid selloff in commodity prices

martes 22 de septiembre de 2015 15:49 GYT

* Copper prices hit 3-week low, oil down about 2 pct

* All 30 Dow components and 10 S&P sectors down

* Volatility index jumps

* Goldman falls after CEO discloses he has cancer

* Indexes down: Dow 1.1 pct, S&P 1.2 pct, Nasdaq 1.5 pct (Updates to late afternoon, changes byline)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

Sept 22 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dropped late Tuesday afternoon, dragged down by investor uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates and as a selloff in commodities pushed materials shares lower.

S&P materials, down 1.8 percent, led the decline, but the selloff was broad-based. All 30 Dow components were down, along with all 10 major S&P sectors.

Copper prices hit a three-week low. U.S. crude oil also settled lower.   Continuación...