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TSX Flat With Info Tech, Healthcare The Biggest Gainers -- Miners, Energy, The Sole Decliners

The TSX is flat this morning with most sectors positive. Info tech and healthcare are the biggest gainers, up 0.63% and 0.57%. Financials are also up 0.57%.

Miners and energy are the sole decliners -- down 0.95% and 0.26% respectively, as commodities prices retreat. Crude oil is now trading at US$48.81.

Action Economics ( AE ) said broad risk-off conditions has been behind much of the weakness in oil prices , as Washington politics continues to trouble the markets. Meanwhile, U.S. politics drove the fear trade in metals, although AE added that the naming of a special counsel to investigate Trump campaign ties to Russia could calm markets to a degree.

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