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TSX sees moderate gains thanks to mining, energy stocks; Canadian dollar down

TSX sees moderate gains thanks to mining, energy stocks; Canadian dollar down
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The S&P/TSX composite index was up 42.12 points to 15,977.49, after 90 minutes of trading. Teck Resources and Encana Corp. had some of the biggest advances, up four per cent and two per cent respectively.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 72.88 points to 23,385.48. The S&P 500 index was down 3.33 points to 2,582.31 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 1.61 points to 6,791.68.

The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.05 cents U.S., down from Thursday’s average price of 78.46 cents U.S.

The January crude contract was up $1.00 to $56.35 U.S. per barrel and the December natural gas contract was up four cents to $3.09 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up $8.10 to $1,286.30 an ounce and the December copper contract was up one cent to $3.05 a pound.
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