Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was down 24.59 points to 15,065.56.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 80.69 points to 21,834.00.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 8.30 points to 2,466.15.The Nasdaq composite index was up 18.65 points to 6,394.22.The Canadian dollar was trading at 81.75 cents US, up from Tuesday’s average price of 80.83 cents US.

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