US STOCKS-Wall St slips as US productivity falls, bond rout eases

jueves 4 de junio de 2015 13:22 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 0.65 pct, S&P 0.55 pct, Nasdaq 0.45 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Tanya Agrawal

June 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks added to their losses in early afternoon 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 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...