North American stock markets climb on continuing positive outlook for economy

TORONTO — North American stock markets climbed amid positive signals in Canada and elsewhere of a post-pandemic rebound.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 71.13 points to 16,431.27.

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In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average inched up 2.27 points at 27,995.60. The S&P 500 index gained 17.66 points at 3,401.20, while the Nasdaq composite rose 133.67 points to 11,190.32.

The Canadian dollar traded for 75.90 cents US, unchanged from Monday.

The October crude contract was up US$1.02 at US$38.28 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up 5.2 cents at US$2.36 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up US$2.50 at US$1,966.20 an ounce and the December copper contract was down half a cent at US$3.06 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 15, 2020.

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)

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