US STOCKS-Wall St opens lower as Apple, Celgene weigh
* Jobless claims lowest since 2000
* Consumer confidence rises less than expected in March
* Apple and Celgene weigh on Nasdaq, S&P 500
* Indexes down: Dow 0.7 pct, S&P 0.7 pct, Nasdaq 1 pct (Updates to open)
By Tanya Agrawal
April 30 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened lower on Thursday as Apple weighed on the major indexes and Celgene led a fall in biotech stocks, more than offsetting encouraging economic data.
All the 10 major S&P sectors were down, with the technology index retreating 1.1 percent. The Nasdaq biotech index dropped 1.7 percent.
Apple fell 2.3 percent to $125.70 and was the biggest drag on the Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. The company limited availability of the Apple Watch after a key component supplied by a Chinese company was found to be defective, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Equity markets were weak despite the release of encouraging economic data earlier in the day. Continuación...