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Toronto, U.S. markets show post-holiday increase, loonie gains against greenback

TORONTO - Toronto and the major U.S. stock markets were slightly positive and the Canadian dollar gained strength Monday morning.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 68.44 points to 15,095.06, following an 84-point gain last Thursday before the holiday weekend.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 89.82 points to 17,853.06 while the Nasdaq index gained 20.11 points to 4,907.05. The S&P 500 index advanced 10.96 points to 2,077.92.The loonie was up 0.78 of a U.S. cent from Thursday's close, trading at 80.37 cents US.The American dollar has weakened since the U.S. Labour Department reported Friday that only 126,000 jobs were created in March — the first time in 12 months that fewer than 200,000 American jobs were added in a month. On the commodity markets, the May crude contract was up $1.97 at US$51.11 a barrel and the June bullion contract rose $21.10 to US$1,222.00 an ounce.

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