US STOCKS-Wall St slips as factory activity slows, oil rally fades

jueves 1 de octubre de 2015 13:19 GYT

* Sept factory activity down in US, China

* Oil prices fall 1 pct

* Apple down 2.1 pct; biggest drag on S&P, Nasdaq

* Dunkin falls after weak full-year forecast

* Indexes down: Dow 0.98 pct, S&P 0.72 pct, Nasdaq 0.86 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Abhiram Nandakumar and Tanya Agrawal

Oct 1 (Reuters) - Wall Street started the last quarter of the year in the red on Thursday as investors parsed mixed U.S. data and its implication for interest rates, and a rally in oil prices faded.

Oil prices fell as much as 1 percent on altered forecasts for the path of the latest U.S. hurricane, snuffing out an early rally that was prompted by fears the storm could damage U.S. East Coast oil installations.

Oil majors Exxon and Chevron were down about 1 percent.   Continuación...