NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Wall Street ended modestly higher on Wednesday on stronger-than-expected U.S. labor and service sector data, but the Dow industrials were hobbled by a slide in Hewlett-Packard .
Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 12.48 points, or 0.09 percent, at 13,494.84. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 5.22 points, or 0.36 percent, at 1,450.97. The Nasdaq Composite Index
was up 15.19 points, or 0.49 percent, at 3,135.23.
(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch)
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