Tech sector helps lift S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stock markets mixed

Strength in the technology sector helped lead Canada’s main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 51.40 points at 20,802.45.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 108.61 points at 33,984.35. The S&P 500 index was up 57.21 points at 4,176.42, while the Nasdaq composite was up 333.24 points at 12,149.56.

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The Canadian dollar traded for 75.12 cents US compared with 75.07 cents US on Wednesday.

The March crude contract was down 17 cents at US$76.24 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was up 11 cents at US$2.58 per mmBTU.

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The April gold contract was down US$6.50 at US$1,936.30 an ounce and the March copper contract was up five cents at US$4.16 a pound.

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