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Energy, metals help S&P/TSX composite rise more than 150 points

TSX makes gains

Canada's main stock index was up more than 150 points as the energy and base metal stocks helped lead the Toronto market higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 179.24 points at 19,242.15.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 42.34 points at 31,543.02. The S&P 500 index was up 2.18 points at 3,913.92, while the Nasdaq composite was down 36.49 points at 11,571.13.

The Canadian dollar traded for 77.67 cents US compared with 77.32 cents US on Friday.

The August crude contract was up US$1.76 at US$109.38 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up less than a penny at US$6.28 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was down US$6.80 at US$1,823.50 an ounce and the September copper contract was up four cents at US$3.79 a pound.



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