CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Wall St in selloff mode as techs extend rout, oil falls

lunes 8 de febrero de 2016 13:59 GYT

(Corrects paragraph 5 to say Chesapeake had tapped existing adviser Kirkland & Ellis to explore restructuring options, not that Kirkland & Ellis had been hired)

* Heavyweights Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon lead sell off

* Chesapeake hit by report it hired restructuring lawyers

* Big banks lead financial sector lower

* Cognizant fall after weak forecast

* Indexes down: Dow 2.12 pct, S&P 2.17 pct, Nasdaq 2.73 pct

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Feb 8 (Reuters) - Wall Street was deep in the red in volatile trading on Monday, as technology stocks continued to sell off and oil prices remained under pressure, sending investors scurrying to safe-haven assets.

The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell nearly 3 percent to its lowest since October 2014, weighed down by Microsoft , Amazon and Facebook, while the Dow Jones industrial average shed more than 350 points.   Continuación...