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Toronto stock index up on gold and oil, Wall Street mostly flat; loonie dips



TORONTO — Canada's main stock index moved up moderately on gold and oil gains, while New York indices were little changed.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index added 84.67 points at 15,669.07.

Many sectors contributed to Toronto's advance, led by energy, base metals and gold producers.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 39.03 points at 20,689.24, the S&P 500 inched ahead 1.32 points to 2,360.16 and the Nasdaq composite index edged up 3.93 points to 5,898.61.

The Canadian dollar was at 74.59 cents US, down 0.11 of a cent.

The May crude contract was up 79 cents at US$51.03 per barrel while May natural gas contracts added 17 cents at US$3.29 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract advanced $4.40 at US$1,258.40 an ounce and May copper contracts were unchanged at US$2.61 a pound.

The Canadian Press

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