Tech sector helps lead S&P/TSX composite higher, U.S. stock markets also up

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was in record territory in late-morning trading, helped higher by gains in the technology sector, while U.S. stock markets also climbed higher.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 88.56 points at 21,771.64.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 213.27 points at 36,300.72. The S&P 500 index was up 25.05 points at 4,707.85, while the Nasdaq composite was up 91.05 points at 15,944.90.

The Canadian dollar traded for 79.73 cents US compared with 79.89 cents US on Monday.

The December crude oil contract was down 33 cents at US$80.55 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was up 27 cents at US$5.29 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$3.70 at US$1,862.90 an ounce and the December copper contract was down five cents at US$4.35 a pound.

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

 

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