TSX falls, loonie up

Cape Breton Post - - BUSINESS EXTRA -

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.

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