TSX starts second half of year in record territory after explosive start to 2021

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TORONTO — Canada's main stock index started off the second half of the year in record territory as U.S. jobs gains point to a strong recovery in the months to come.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 60.53 points to 20,226.11.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 152.82 points at 34,786.35. The S&P 500 index was up 32.40 points at 4,352.34, while the Nasdaq composite was up 116.95 points at 14,639.33.

The Canadian dollar traded for 80.95 cents US compared with 80.68 cents US on Wednesday.

The August crude oil contract was down seven cents at US$75.16 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up 3.9 at US$3.70 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was up US$6.50 at US$1,783.30 an ounce and the September copper contract was up four cents at US$4.28 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 2, 2021.

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