US STOCKS-Wall St slips as Apple shares fall
* Weekly jobless claims rise
* Sept China factory activity falls
* Apple down 2.1 pct; biggest drag on the three indexes
* Indexes down: Dow 0.17 pct, S&P 0.20 pct, Nasdaq 0.62 pct (Updates to open)
By Abhiram Nandakumar
Oct 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell in early trading on Thursday as a sharp decline in Apple's shares weighed on the three major indexes.
Apple was down 2.1 percent at $107.9 at 10:06 a.m. ET, erasing opening gains for U.S. stocks.
Global markets were upbeat after data from China was not as bad as feared and investors awaited a barrage of U.S. data.
Factory activity in China shrank again in September, leading some investors to believe that the government will be more aggressive in its measures to boost the health of the world's second-largest economy. Continuación...