US STOCKS-U.S. stocks edge lower as nonfarm productivity slips

jueves 4 de junio de 2015 11:49 GYT

* U.S. productivity falls at 3.1 pct vs est 1.9 pct fall

* Weekly jobless claims fall to 276,000 vs est 279,000

* T-mobile, Dish rise on reports of merger

* Indexes down: Dow 0.48 pct, S&P 0.43 pct, Nasdaq 0.28 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

June 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slipped in choppy trading on Thursday after data showed U.S. nonfarm productivity fell sharply and investors digested the International Monetary Fund's comment urging the Federal Reserve to delay a rate hike.

Wall Street was pressured earlier in the day due to a persistent selloff in the global bond market after the ECB said that investors should get used to volatility in the market.

The selloff, however, eased by mid-morning with U.S. long-term Treasury debt yields falling from eight-month peaks.

The IMF said the Fed should not raise rates until there are clear signs of a pickup in wages and inflation.   Continuación...