Toronto stock index down slightly, U.S. markets down as tech stocks fall

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down slightly along with U.S. markets this morning in an extension of Friday’s losses.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 10.02 points to 16,383.930, after 90 minutes of trading.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 35.94 points to 25,415.12. The S&P 500 index was down 8.28 points to 2,810.540 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 39.86 points to 7,659.84.

The Canadian dollar was trading at 76.93 cents US, up from Friday’s average value of 76.56 cents US.

The September crude contract was up $1.52 to US$68.69 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was up two cents to US$2.80 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up a dollar to US$1,232.70 an ounce and the September copper contract was unchanged at US$2.80 a pound.

The Canadian Press