US STOCKS-Wall St falls on mixed economic data; Apple weighs
* Apple and Celgene weigh on Nasdaq, S&P 500
* Jobless claims lowest since 2000
* Consumer confidence rises less than expected in March
* Indexes down: Dow 0.6 pct, S&P 0.6 pct, Nasdaq 1 pct (Updates to early afternoon)
By Tanya Agrawal
April 30 (Reuters) - Wall Street was lower in afternoon trading on Thursday as Apple weighed on major indexes and investors digested a mixed batch of economic data.
Nine of the 10 major S&P sectors were down, with the technology index retreating 1.2 percent. The Nasdaq biotech index dropped 2.2 percent, led by Celgene .
Apple fell as much as 2.6 percent to $125.25 and was the biggest drag on the Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. The company limited the availability of the Apple Watch after a key component was found to be defective, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Investors were also digesting a mixed bag of economic data which came in a day after data showed that the U.S. economy slowed to a crawl in the first quarter. Continuación...