S&P/TSX composite climbs to top 21,000 for the first time, U.S. markets also up

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was in record territory as it topped 21,000 for the first time, as gains in the technology sector helped boost it higher, while U.S. stock markets also rose.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 70.48 points at 21,055.85.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 179.10 points at 35,437.71. The S&P 500 index was up 28.49 points at 4,514.95, while the Nasdaq composite was up 86.53 points at 15,108.34.

The Canadian dollar traded for 80.92 cents US compared with 80.78 cents US on Monday.

The December crude contract was up 46 cents at US$82.15 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was down a penny at US$4.98 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up US$6.20 at US$1,771.90 an ounce and the December copper contract was down a penny at US$4.71 a pound.

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