Telecom and health-care help boost S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stock markets mixed

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was up in early trading, helped by gain in the telecommunications sector as well as the health-care sector.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 11.95 points at 20,041.14.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 49.10 points at 34,805.49. The S&P 500 index was down 0.42 of a point at 4,229.47, while the Nasdaq composite was down 5.38 points at 13,809.11.

The Canadian dollar traded for 82.74 cents US compared with 82.75 cents US on Friday.

The July crude oil contract was down 19 cents at US$69.43 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was down five cents at US$3.05 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was down 40 cents at US$1,891.60 an ounce and the July copper contract was down three cents at US$4.50 a pound.

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