TSX falls, loonie up
TORONTO - The Toronto Stock Exchange faced a triple-digit loss on broad weakness led by the energy and mining. The S&P/TSX composite index fell 121.66 points to 14,185.46 in af- ternoon trading. Meanwhile, the loonie was up 0.09 of a cent at 76.79 cents US after posting its lowest closing price in more than a decade Wednesday. The September contract for crude oil was down 73 cents at US$48.46, while the August natural gas contract was down 7.2 cents at US$2.825. The August gold contract was up a dime at US$1,091.60. In the U.S., the Dow Jones industrial average fell 91.20 to 17,759.84, while the Nasdaq lost 11.36 points at 5,160.41. The S&P 500 dropped 8.20 points to 2,105.95.