Housing prices gain
The S&P/TSX composite index gained 45.19 points to greet noon at 15,307.92
The Canadian dollar added
The TSX is up more than 12% this year, though trading has been choppy in the past couple of weeks due to the crises in
Putin said Russians need to mobilize for the benefit of their country but not for conflict with the outside world.
Financials gained with Royal Bank of Canada rising 0.6% to
The consumer staples group was up as Alimentation Couche-Tard gained 1.2% to
A rise in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, which climbed 1.3% to
On the economic beat, Statistics Canada reported that its New Housing Price Index rose 0.2% in June, up slightly from the 0.1% gain observed in May. The increase was largely the result of higher new home prices in
Nine of the 14 Toronto subgroups were higher, as health-care gained 1%, consumer staples 0.9%, and financials were up 0.6%.
The five laggards were weighed most by metals and mining, down 1%, global base metals, down 0.7%, and materials, sliding 0.3%.
U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday after conciliatory comments by Russian President
The Dow Jones Industrials picked up 40.55 points to 16,692.35
The S&P 500 added 5.65 points to 1,952.37. The NASDAQ composite improved 10.66 points to 4,444.79.
Wal-Mart reported flat same-store sales for the second-quarter and cut its full-year profit outlook. Shares of the Dow component were unchanged at
Cisco Systems fell 2.9% to
The chief executive of NewLink Genetics, which licensed an Ebola vaccine developed by Canadian government scientists, late Wednesday told Reuters it had enough doses on hand to launch the first human safety trial of an Ebola vaccine this summer. Shares jumped 9% to
The latest data out of
A report from the
The prices paid for goods imported into the U.S. declined by 0.2% in July, the first drop in three months, led lower by fuel prices, the department reported separately.
Prices for 10-year U.S. Treasuries sagged, raising yields to Wednesday's 2.41%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions.
Oil prices fell
Gold prices slipped
OCTOBER 30, 2014
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