TSX up in first trading in August after Civic Holiday closure; U.S. markets slip

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index increased in its first early morning trading in August after Monday’s Civic Holiday closure, while U.S. markets dipped.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 147.16 points at 16,316.36.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 56.42 points at 26,607.98. The S&P 500 index was down 5.61 points at 3,289.00, while the Nasdaq composite was down 21.66 points at 10,881.14.

The Canadian dollar traded for 74.55 US compared with 74.72 on Monday.

The September crude contract was down 44 cents at US$40.57 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was unchanged at US$2.10 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up US$6.50 at US$1,992.80 an ounce. The September copper contract was down 3.1 cents at US$2.88 a pound.

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

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