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Toronto Stock Exchange turns positive, loonie up half a U.S. cent

TORONTO - Toronto Stock Exchange showed positive signs Tuesday morning, shaking off early losses.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 41.98 points at 14,785.31, following a 213.83-point drop on MondayThe Dow Jones industrial average was up 17.65 points at 17,784.20 and the S&P 500 advanced 1.56 points to 2,080.84, although the Nasdaq index continue to be negative with a 16.94-point decline to 5,004.69.On the commodity markets, the July crude contract was up $1.99 at US$60.13 a barrel and the August gold contract rose $2.50 to US$1,176.10 an ounce.The loonie traded at 81.17 cents US, up 0.51 of a U.S. cent from Monday's close.

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