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S&P/TSX composite up on broad strength in mid morning trading, U.S. markets also rise |

Broad-based strength among Canadian equities helped lift Canada’s main stock index mid-morning Wednesday, while U.S. markets also rose.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 86.34 points at 20,462.91.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 133.00 points at 35,084.93.The S&P 500 index was up 13.61 points at 4,568.59, while the Nasdaq composite was up 61.43 points at 14,415.07.

The Canadian dollar traded for 75.95 cents UScompared with 75.82 cents US on Tuesday.

The September crude oil contract was up 53 cents at US$76.19 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up less than a penny at US$2.64 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was down US$2.00 at US$1,978.80 an ounce and the September copper contract was down three cents at US$3.80 a pound.

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