Health care and technology sectors help lift TSX to another record high

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TORONTO — Canada's main stock index continued to set records as it was pushed higher by big cannabis stocks and an optimistic long-term outlook for the global economy.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 78.36 points to 18,408.62.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 9.93 points at 31,375.83. The S&P 500 index was down 4.36 points at 3,911.23, while the Nasdaq composite was up 20.06 points at 14,007.70.

The Canadian dollar traded for 78.62 cents US compared with 78.41 cents US on Monday.

The March crude contract was up 39 cents at US$58.36 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was down 4.7 cents at US$2.83 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract was up US$3.30 at US$1,837.50 an ounce and the March copper contract was up 5.4 cents at US$3.72 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 9, 2021.

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