The close: TSX dips as broad losses tempered by energy rally

Canada’s main stock index edged lower on Wednesday as broad losses led by hefty declines in mining firms, offset strong gains by oil and gas companies, fueled by higher crude prices.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index fell 16.6 points, or 0.11 per cent, to 15,126.81, with eight of the index’s 10 main sectors losing ground.

Three Wall Street indexes post closing records

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All three major Wall Street indexes ended with record closes on Wednesday as gains in consumer discretionary and energy stocks offset losses in Apple.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 37.8 points, or 0.17 per cent, to 22,156.66, the S&P 500 gained 1.83 points, or 0.07 per cent, to 2,498.31 and the Nasdaq Composite added 5.91 points, or 0.09 per cent, to 6,460.19.

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