April 30, 2014 / 11:50 AM / 3 years ago

TSX ends higher after Yellen comments

A Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) logo is seen in Toronto November 9, 2007. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index advanced on Wednesday after positive commentary on the U.S. economy by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen helped reassure investors and drive broad gains.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 68.76 points, or 0.47 percent, at 14,651.87. Seven of the 10 main sectors on the index were higher.

Reporting by John Tilak; Editing by James Dalgleish

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