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Energy and financial sectors weigh on Toronto stock market; U.S. markets mixed

Energy and financial sectors weigh on Toronto stock market; U.S. markets mixed
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Canada’s main stock index edged lower as the influential financial and energy sectors lost ground while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 11.85 points to 16,251.44, after 90 minutes of trading.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 6.64 points to 25,315.67. The S&P 500 index was up 3.01 points to 2,785.01 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 25.74 points to 7,685.67.

The Canadian dollar was trading at 77.02 cents US, up from an average value of 76.96 cents US on Monday.

The July crude contract was up 44 cents to US$66.54 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was down two cents to US$2.93 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was up 20 cents to US$1,303.40 an ounce and the July copper contract was up a quarter of a cent to US$3.26 a pound.
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