S&P/TSX composite climbs higher in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit advance in late-morning trading as gains in the industrial sector helped lead the Toronto stock market higher.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 106.66 points at 20,701.63.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 39.78 points at 35,439.62. The S&P 500 index was up 0.66 of a point at 4,529.45, while the Nasdaq composite was down 22.98 points at 15,242.91.

The Canadian dollar traded for 79.07 cents US compared with 79.35 cents US on Monday.

The October crude oil contract was down 42 cents at US$68.79 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up seven cents at US$4.38 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$4.90 at US$1,807.30 an ounce and the December copper contract was down three cents at US$4.35 a pound.

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

 

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