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Canadian dollar down, Toronto Stock Exchange up Friday morning

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was down two-thirds of a cent and the TSX was up Friday morning, although of its earlier high.The loonie traded at 82.22 cents US, down 0.67 of a U.S. cent from Thursday's close.The S&P/TSX composite was up 83.53 points at 15,308.05, after falling 122.82 points on Thursday.Earlier in the session, the TSX was up more than 100 points.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 137.76 points at 17,978.28, the Nasdaq index rose 38.17 points to 4,979.59, and the S&P 500 advanced 13.32 points to 2,098.83.On the commodity markets, the June crude contract was down 70 cents at US$58.93 a barrel and the June gold contract dropped $9.30 to US$1,173.10 an ounce at mid-morning.

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