US STOCKS-Wall St lower at the open after GDP data

jueves 30 de julio de 2015 09:57 GYT

* Second-qtr GDP rises at 2.3 pct vs 2.6 pct est

* Weekly jobless numbers rise

* Facebook, P&G fall after results

* Skechers jumps as results beat expectations

* Indexes down: Dow 0.45 pct, S&P 0.48 pct, Nasdaq 0.47 pct (Updates to open)

By Tanya Agrawal

July 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday after data showed that the U.S. economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the second quarter even as the Federal Reserve left doors open for a possible rate hike in September.

Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.3 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said, but economists had expected a 2.6 percent rise.

The numbers come a day after the Fed said the U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen.   Continuación...