S&P/TSX composite edges higher in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets mixed


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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged higher in late-morning trading, helped by gains in the industrial and technology sectors, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 9.12 points at 20,804.24.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 69.00 points at 35,374.82. The S&P 500 index was down 3.86 points at 4,533.09, while the Nasdaq composite was up 21.89 points at 15,353.07.

The Canadian dollar traded for 79.93 cents US compared with 79.54 cents US on Thursday.

The October crude contract was down 24 cents at US$69.75 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up four cents at US$4.69 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up US$23.00 at US$1,834.50 an ounce and the December copper contract was up three cents at US$4.33 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 3, 2021.

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