US STOCKS-Wall St falls as Apple drags down tech stocks

martes 30 de agosto de 2016 11:41 GYT

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By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were lower in late morning trading on Tuesday as Apple dragged down technology stocks after EU antitrust regulators ordered the company to pay about $14.5 billion in back taxes to the Irish government.

The S&P 500 technology index fell 0.37 percent, the biggest decline in nearly a week, hurt by a 0.9 percent drop in Apple.

The stock was the biggest drag on the three major U.S. stock indexes.

Oil prices dropped more than 1.7 percent as the dollar index jumped 0.42 percent after a report showed that the consumer confidence index rose to 101.1, handily beating expectations of 97.   Continuación...