By Malcolm Morrison TORONTO _ The Toronto stock market was slightly higher as traders digested mixed U.S. earnings reports from a variety of sectors. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 16.32 points to 13,847.9. The Canadian dollar slipped 0.28 of a cent to 91.25 cents US. U.S. indexes were lacklustre higher as the Dow Jones industrials slipped 3.34 points to 16,413.67, the Nasdaq was 10.54 points lower to 4,208.15 and the S&P 500 index was down 2.3 points to 1,843.59. General Electric's net income rose five per cent to US$4.2 billion in the fourth quarter. Ex-items, GE met analyst expectations of 53 cents a share but its stock dipped 1.35 per cent to $26.83 . After the close yesterday, chip giant Intel said its fourth-quarter net income rose six per cent to $2.63 billion or 51 cents a share, missing estimates by a penny. Its shares fell four per cent to $25.40 .. And Canadian retailer Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL) said bad weather had a severe impact on its December sales but they have been trending back to normal levels. Its shares were down one per cent to C$82.29 .
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