TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index crept higher in late-morning trading as weakness in the gold sector offset broad-based gains.
The S&P/TSX composite index was up 6.08 points at 14,649.79 after two hours of trading Friday.
In the U.S., the Dow Jones industrial average was up 104.85 points at 18,203.79 and the S&P 500 gained 7.48 points at 2,140.03. The Nasdaq composite gained 28.59 points at 5,239.92.
The Canadian dollar was at 75.96 cents US, down 0.23 of a cent from Wednesday.
The November crude contract was down 26 cents at US$50.18 per barrel and November natural gas fell six cents to US$3.28 per mmBtu.
The December gold contract was down US$2.40 to US$1,255.20 an ounce and December copper contracts slipped one cent to US$2.11 a pound.
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