CANADA STOCKS-TSX firms as gains for energy offset broader losses

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starts, updates prices)* TSX closes up 6.51 points, or 0.04 percent, at 14,803.26* Energy is only one of 10 major sectors to gainBy Fergal SmithTORONTO, Sept 8 Canada’s main stock index edged
higher on Thursday as an oil price-driven rally in energy stocks
offset broader losses for the market.The heavyweight energy group climbed nearly 2 percent, the
only one of 10 major sectors to gain.”It is the energy sector that’s propping up the TSX today.
That’s on the huge rally we are seeing in energy prices,” said
Colin Cieszynski, senior market analyst at CMC Markets …
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