Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index is up 103.70 points to 15,252.23.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 28.49 points to 21,438.52.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 4.87 points to 2,440.48.The Nasdaq composite index gained 19.57 points to 6,253.52.The Canadian dollar was trading at 75.50 cents US, up from Wednesday’s average price of 75.13 cents US.

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