Toronto and U.S. Stock Markets in the Red at Late-morning, Loonie Edges Higher

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged lower amid losses in the key materials sector and the health-care sector, which includes many of the country’s big marijuana companies.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 15.32 points at 15,116.46.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 51.80 points at 25,234.69. The S&P 500 index was down 3.13 points at 2,719.05, while the Nasdaq composite was down 19.01 points at 7,181.87.

The Canadian dollar traded for 75.57 cents US compared with an average of 75.52 on Tuesday.

The December crude contract was up US$1.30 at US$56.99 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was up 44.5 cents at US$4.55 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up 20 cents at US$1,201.60 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 2.15 cents at US$2.71 a pound.

The Canadian Press

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