On the markets at midmorning (ET):
The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 20.61 points to 15,265.32, after 90 minutes of trading.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 18.02 points to 21,622.73. The S&P 500 index was up 0.45 of a point to 2,474.28 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 0.85 of a point to 6,385.89
The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.71 cents US, up from Wednesday’s average price of 79.40 cents US.
The September crude contract was up 13 cents to US$47.45 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up two cents to US$3.09 per mmBTU.
The August gold contract was up $3.20 to US$1,245.20 an ounce and the September copper contract was up one cent to US$2.72 a pound.