US STOCKS-Wall St rises on positive jobs data; tech stocks rebound

jueves 7 de mayo de 2015 11:53 GYT

* Jobless claims stay near 15-year low

* Alibaba jumps on better-than-expected results

* Whole Foods, Kate Spade slumps after results

* Indexes up: Dow 0.4 pct, S&P 0.4 pct, Nasdaq 0.5 pct (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

May 7 (Reuters) - Wall Street rose in late morning on Thursday after choppy trading earlier in the session as U.S. jobless claims came in stronger-than-expected and technology stocks rebounded.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose marginally last week, staying near a 15-year low in a sign that the labor market continues to strengthen despite moderate economic growth.

A majority of the 10 S&P 500 sectors were positive. The technology index gained 0.7 percent, on track to close higher for the first time this week.

Microsoft and Apple gave the biggest boost to the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, while Yahoo rose 5.3 percent to $43.84 on Alibaba's strong results.   Continuación...