Energy stocks fail to lift Toronto market, U.S. markets pare recent gains

TORONTO _ Canada’s main stock index ended down slightly Wednesday despite strong gains in energy and gold stocks, while U.S. markets retreated from a rally a day earlier.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 4.24 points at 15,257.90.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 218.55 points at 24,189.45. The S&P 500 index ended down 14.68 points to 2,642.19 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 25.27 points to 7,069.03.

The Canadian dollar averaged 79.47 cents US, up...

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