North American markets close higher, with Nasdaq hitting new record
TORONTO — The materials and industrials sectors lifted the Toronto Stock Exchange, while the Nasdaq hit at an all-time high.
The S&P/TSX composite index was up 72.68 points to 15,625.56.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 174.22 points to 20,578.71, the S&P 500 index added 17.67 points to 2,355.84, and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 53.75 points to 5,916.78.
The Canadian dollar was trading at 74.23 cents US, up 0.05 of a U.S. cent from Wednesday's close.
The June crude oil contract slipped 14 cents to US$50.71 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was down three cents at US$3.16 per mmBTU.
The June gold contract added 40 cents at US$1,283.80 an ounce and the May copper contract was up nearly a cent at US$2.54 a pound.
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The Canadian Press
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