BUZZ-U.S. Stocks on the Move-Apple, Skechers, KB Home, Tidewater, Gulfmark
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U.S. stocks were sharply lower heading in afternoon trading on Thursday, with each of the major indexes falling more than one percent as Apple shares slumped.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 1.47 percent at 16,957.42, the S&P 500 was down 1.52 percent at 1,968 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 1.85 percent at 4,470.767.
** APPLE INC, $98.5, -3.19 pct
Apple withdrew a faulty update to its latest operating system after many users of its new phones complained of call service disruptions, the latest in a series of glitches to mar the first week of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales.
Apple is the biggest drag to both the Nasdaq and the S&P 500.
** TRAVELPORT WORLDWIDE LTD, $16.83, +5.19 pct Continued...