Toronto stock market higher, while U.S. stocks mixed; Loonie down

Toronto stock market higher, while U.S. stocks mixed; Loonie down
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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index pushed higher in late-morning trading, helped by gains in the telecom, technology and health care sectors.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 23.13 points to 15,880.35, after 90 minutes of trading.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 21.34 points to 23,349.97. The S&P 500 index was up 0.03 of a point to 2,575.24 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 13.18 points to 6,615.87.

The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.08 cents US, down from an average price of 79.36 cents US on Friday.

The December crude contract was up 19 cents to US$52.03 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was up eight cents to US$3.00 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$4.90 to US$1,275.60 an ounce and the December copper contract was unchanged at to US$3.17 a pound.

The Canadian Press

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