Main stock in­dex soars Fri­day

Cape Breton Post - - Business -

TORONTO - Canada’s main stock in­dex soared nearly 200 points to fin­ish off the week, re­coup­ing all of its triple-digit loss Thurs­day.

The S&P/TSX com­pos­ite in­dex ad­vanced 185.34 points to 15,582.04.

In New York, the Dow Jones in­dus­trial av­er­age rose 55.47 points to 21,006.94, the Nas­daq com­pos­ite in­dex moved up 25.42 points to 6,100.76, and the S&P 500 in­dex gained 9.77 points to a record-high 2,399.29.

The Cana­dian dol­lar rose 0.17 of a U.S. cent to an av­er­age value of 72.93 cents US. The June crude con­tract ad­vanced 70 cents US to US$46.22 per barrel, while the June gold con­tract fell $1.70 to US$1,226.90 an ounce. The June nat­u­ral gas con­tract rose eight cents to about US$3.27 per mmBTU and the July cop­per con­tract gained 1.7 cents to roughly US$2.53 a pound.

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