US STOCKS-Wall St weighed by global growth fears, oil slips

jueves 7 de abril de 2016 11:38 GYT

* Crude falls 2 pct

* Jobless claims down more than expected last week

* Valeant up after securing waivers to credit facility

* Indexes down: Dow 0.9 pct, S&P 0.94 pct, Nasdaq 1.15 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Abhiram Nandakumar

April 7 (Reuters) - Wall Street was lower on Thursday as oil prices slid and minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting sparked fresh worries about the risks from a weakening global economy.

Crude fell 2 percent as a rise in Iraqi exports offset gains from an unexpected fall in U.S. inventories. Exxon fell 1.2 percent.

The central bank's caution put pressure on the dollar as investors sought safety in the yen and gold.

Minutes from the Fed's March meeting released on Wednesday pointed to concerns about the central bank's limited ability to tackle a global economic slowdown, reducing the odds of a rate increase before June.   Continuación...