US STOCKS-Wall St lower as Greece, China weighs

jueves 28 de mayo de 2015 11:50 GYT

* Weekly jobless claims rise unexpectedly

* Avago up after agreeing to buy Broadcom for $37 bln

* Abercrombie & Fitch jumps after positive forecast

* Indexes down: Dow 0.35 pct, S&P 0.33 pct, Nasdaq 0.32 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

May 28 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were lower in late morning trading, a day after the Nasdaq closed at a record high and amid concerns about a Greek default, a tumble in Chinese shares and an unexpected rise in weekly jobless claims.

Conflicting statements on Greece's long-running debt talks with international creditors added to the pressure of a plunge in China due to fears of regulatory steps to reduce leverage in the red-hot market.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose to 282,000 last week, but remained below 300,000, a levels consistent with a strengthening labor market.

The report is the latest in a string of data that investors have been perusing for signs of an economic pick up to gauge when interest rates will be increased.   Continuación...