TORONTO — Oil future contracts are hovering around US$35 a barrel early this morning.
A benchmark April crude contract was at US$35.13 shortly before the North American stock markets opened.
Oil has been flirting with US$35 a barrel for the last few days but hasn't closed above that mark since late January.
The Canadian dollar was at 74.37 cents US, down 0.28 of a cent from Thursday's close.
The April gold contract rose $1.50 to US$1,259.70 an ounce and April copper contracts were at $2.24, up three cents.
The main U.S. stock index futures were slightly positive ahead of regular trading in Toronto and New York.
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