July 8, 2016 - 7:40 AM EDT
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Stock markets appear to be ending week on a positive note, dollar slides

TORONTOStock markets appear to be ending the week on a positive note but Canada's dollar is down.

The loonie was at 76.46 cents US, down 0.45 of a cent from Thursday's close.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 144.36 points at 14,278.82.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 181.18 points at 18,077.06, the broader S&P 500 composite index advanced 24.70 points to 2,122.60 and the Nasdaq composite gained 65.16 points to 4,941.97.

The August crude contract was down 15 cents at US$44.99 per barrel and August natural gas was up one cent at US$2.79 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract fell $7 to US$1,353.10 an ounce and September copper contracts gained about half a cent to US$2.13 a pound.

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Source: Equities.com News (July 8, 2016 - 7:40 AM EDT)

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