TSX Close: Toronto Stocks Finish Lower on Weak Jobs Data, Lower Crude Prices

By MidnightTrader.com Staff,

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Toronto's main stock index ended the Friday trading session 1.2% lower after a U.S. jobs report came in weaker than expected and crude oil prices hit three-month lows.

The S&P TSX Composite Index ended the week at 11,871, a 143 point decline.

Earlier today the TSX hit a year low of 11,824.

The energy sector fell more than 2% after crude oil settled at below $100 a barrel for the first time since February.

Heavily traded Bombardier (BBD-B.TO) was off 1.2%.

Gold stocks advanced on higher bullion prices.

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