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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street starts Q4 with gains

NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday, starting the last quarter of the year with gains despite data that continued to point to a slowdown in global manufacturing.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 50.99 points, or 0.38 percent, at 13,488.12. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index

was up 5.94 points, or 0.41 percent, at 1,446.61. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 13.76 points, or 0.44 percent, at 3,129.99.

(Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Theodore d'Afflisio)

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