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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street rises at open after payrolls report

NEW YORK, Oct 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose at the open on Friday with the S&P 500 set to hit its highest since 2007, as the September payrolls report showed a surprise drop in the jobless rate and gave legs to this week's rally.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 56.93 points, or 0.42 percent, to 13,632.29. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index

rose 5.70 points, or 0.39 percent, to 1,467.10. The Nasdaq Composite Index added 12.47 points, or 0.40 percent, to 3,161.93.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

((charles.mikolajczak@thomsonreuters.com)(+1 646 223 5234)(Reuters Messaging: charles.mikolajczak.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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