US STOCKS-Wall St off session highs as IMF quits Greece talks

jueves 11 de junio de 2015 11:29 GYT

* IMF says major differences' remain with Greece

* May retail sales rise 1.2 pct vs est 1.1 pct

* Citrix jumps after investor sends letter

* Indexes up: Dow 0.3 pct, S&P 0.2 pct, Nasdaq 0.1 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

June 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks came off session highs on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund quit bailout talks with Greece, saying 'major differences' remained over an agreement to save the country from bankruptcy.

The Dow Industrial average touched its highest in six trading days earlier in the session after data showed that retail sales surged in May, the latest sign that a recovery in the U.S. economy was finally gathering steam.

Talks between Greece and its lenders have been deadlocked over the country's rejection of demands for reforms as conditions for releasing frozen bailout funds.

"There has been no progress in narrowing these differences recently, and thus we are well away from an agreement," IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters.   Continuación...