US STOCKS-Wall St adds to losses; energy weighs

miércoles 6 de enero de 2016 16:25 GYT
 

* Private employers add more jobs than expected in Dec - ADP

* Apple briefly dips below $100

* Indexes down: Dow 1.8 pct, S&P 1.6 pct, Nasdaq 1.6 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

Jan 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended losses in late trading on Wednesday as energy shares dropped with oil prices and minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting added to investor concerns about the economy.

Fresh concerns over the impact of a slowdown in China on the global economy and heightened geopolitical concerns also weighed on stocks.

Shares of Apple briefly dipped below $100 for the first time since Aug. 24 and the stock was the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. The stock was last down 2.5 percent at $100.16.

The year got off to a shaky start on Monday after weak data from China triggered declines in global markets, with the Dow recording its worst first day of the year since 2008.

Adding to investors' nervousness was North Korea's announcement that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.   Continuación...