December 18, 2012 / 9:13 PM / 5 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-Banks, energy help TSX rise as U.S. 'cliff' worries weaken

TORONTO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended
higher on Tuesday as signs of compromise in U.S. budget talks
boosted heavyweight financial and energy stocks amid a broad
rise tempered only by slipping miners.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 ended up 52.99 points, or 0.43 percent, at 12,334.34.

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