Toronto stocks edge higher, U.S. stocks mixed; Loonie gives up ground

Toronto stocks edge higher, U.S. stocks mixed; Loonie gives up ground
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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged higher in late-morning trading, helped by rising energy stocks and gains in the health-care sector which includes the big marijuana companies.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 17.87 points at 14,822.60.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 25.66 points at 23,904.78. The S&P 500 index was down 0.79 points at 2,584.17, while the Nasdaq composite was up 4.34 points at 6,961.42.

The Canadian dollar traded for 75.57 cents US compared with an average of 75.64 cents US on Wednesday.

The February crude contract was down 14 cents at US$52.22 per barrel and the February natural gas contract was up 2.3 cents at US$3.01 per mmBTU.

The February gold contract was down US$1.50 at US$1,290.50 an ounce and the March copper contract was down 1.30 cents at US$2.64 a pound.

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)

The Canadian Press

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