US STOCKS-Wall St slides with commodity-related stocks, autos

martes 22 de septiembre de 2015 17:50 GYT

* Copper prices fall

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

* Volatility index jumps

* Goldman shares fall after CEO discloses he has cancer

* Indexes down: Dow 1.1 percent, S&P 1.2 percent, Nasdaq 1.5 percent (Updates closing report with auto details, Mosaic)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

Sept 22 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dropped on Tuesday as a selloff in commodities dragged down materials companies while Volkswagen suppliers' shares dropped following the German carmaker's emissions scandal.

S&P materials, down 1.8 percent, led the decline for the S&P 500, but the selloff was broad-based, with all 10 major sectors lower. Shares of Newmont Mining were down 6.3 percent at $15.59.

Lingering worries about slower growth in China pushed commodities to two-week lows, with copper prices and industrial metals leading losses. U.S. crude oil also settled lower.   Continuación...