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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT - Wall St erases gains after jobs bounce

NEW YORK, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 eased from 5-year highs hit after a strong U.S. jobs report and traded slightly lower on Friday as investors booked profits before the start of third-quarter earnings season next week.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 20.46 points, or 0.15 percent, to 13,595.82. The Standard & Poor's 500 index

dropped 1.19 points, or 0.08 percent, to 1,460.21. The Nasdaq Composite index dropped 11.31 points, or 0.36 percent, to 3,138.14.

(Reporting By Edward Krudy; Editing by Kenneth Barry)

((edward.krudy@thomsonreuters.com)(646 223 6314)(Reuters Messaging: edward.krudy.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: MARKETS USA STOCKS/S&P