On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 36.22 points to 15,425.82, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 13.23 points to 22,399.36. The S&P 500 index was down 4.62 points to 2,503.62 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 32.34 points to 6,423.70.The Canadian dollar was trading at 81.07 cents US, down from Wednesday’s average price of 81.48 cents US.The November crude contract was down three cents to US$50.66 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was down 11 cents to US$2.98 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down $24.10 to US$1,292.30 an ounce and the December copper contract was down three cents to US$2.94 a pound.

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