The S&P/TSX composite index gained 41.01 points to begin the week's last session at 14,950.64.
The Canadian dollar fell
Amaya Gaming Group Inc said on Thursday it will buy
Talisman Energy Inc is reviewing its Asian oil and gas portfolio, valued at about
Base metals also gained ground, with Sherritt International picking up
On the economic slate, Statistics Canada reported that manufacturing sales edged down 0.1% in April to
Eight of the 14 Toronto subgroups were higher in the day's first hour, with energy stocks up 0.9%, global base metals growing 0.3%, and telecoms inching up 0.2%
The half-dozen laggards were weighed most by gold stocks, down 0.8%, real-estate, off 0.4%, and materials, down 0.3%.
For a summer Friday, markets are feeling a bit feisty. From
The Dow Jones Industrials regained 29.83 points to 16,764.02
The S&P 500 gained 3.76 points to 1,933.87, and the NASDAQ composite index regained 10.03 points to 4,307.66.
Priceline on Friday said it was buying restaurant reservations site OpenTable for
Other internet stocks catering to local businesses soared on the news as well, including Yelp, Groupon and Grubhub
Intel powered forward by more than 6% after the company announced a more positive outlook for the second quarter. Business PC purchases are picking up, according to Intel.
Investors will also be keeping an eye on DreamWorks, which releases the second installment of its widely popular "How to Train Your Dragon" saga over the weekend.
The independent media company is hoping a good box office showing for that film will make up for the less-than-stellar performance of its "
Concerns about increasing instability in
Oil prices were last this high in
And a key measure of inflation, the Producer Price Index, fell unexpectedly into negative territory Friday, raising concerns about slower growth in the U.S.
Prices for 10-year U.S. Treasuries dropped, raising yields to 2.62% from Thursday's 2.59%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions
Oil prices pushed up another
Gold prices gained
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