US STOCKS-Wall St falls ahead of Fed minutes; Apple weighs

jueves 8 de octubre de 2015 11:24 GYT

* Minutes of Fed's Sept meeting due at 2 p.m. ET

* Health and tech stocks drag

* EMC up on report of buyout interest from Dell

* Indexes down: Dow 0.11 pct, S&P 0.24 pct, Nasdaq 0.62 pct (Adds comments, details, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Oct 8 (Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Thursday morning, hours ahead of the release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's September meeting that could provide some insight into the central bank's decision to keep interest rates steady.

Healthcare stocks fell again while a decline in tech stocks added to the pressure. Apple's 1.8 percent drop weighed the most on the three major indexes.

A six-day rally in global stocks was checked as weak trade from Germany and factory data out of Japan added to worries about slowing global growth, a key reason the Fed did not raise rates last month.

"Markets are just showing fatigue ahead of what will probably be our best look into just how close the September FOMC decision was to keep interest rates on hold," said Ryan Larson, head of U.S. equity trading at RBC Global Asset Management in Chicago.   Continuación...