Canadas main stock index down moderately loonie slightly higher

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index has given up some of the gains it made on Thursday.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 54.14 points at 16,350.39, after it rose more than 139 points Thursday. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 211.51 points at 26,166.68. The S&P 500 index was 27.66 points at 2,910.43, while the Nasdaq composite was 95.77 points at 7,943.39.The Canadian dollar traded at 75.56 cents US, up compared with Thursday’s average of 75.37 cents US.The September crude contract was up $1.72 at US$54.26 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was down 0.5 cent at US$2.12 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up $5.60 at US$1,515.10 an ounce and the September copper contract was down 1.7 cents at US$2.59 a pound.Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD)The Canadian Press read more

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