S&P/TSX composite down, while U.S. stock markets climb; Loonie edges higher

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets moved higher.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 23.60 points at 16,360.00.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 27.26 points at 27,967.73. The S&P 500 index was up 6.23 points at 3,405.19, while the Nasdaq composite was up 64.99 points at 11,206.55.

The Canadian dollar traded for 75.99 cents US compared with 75.91 cents US on Wednesday.

The October crude contract was down 53 cents at US$37.52 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was down nearly four cents at US$2.37 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up US$10.80 at US$1,965.70 an ounce and the December copper contract was down three cents at US$3.02 a pound.

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