CANADA STOCKS-Financials push TSX higher

Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:04pm EST
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TORONTO Nov 28 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index rose 100 points on Friday afternoon on strength in financial and consumer issues, and appeared to be on track to post its sixth straight day of gains.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 100.58 points, or 1.15 percent, at 8,854.35 in muted trading, with U.S. markets open only a half day. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Rob Wilson)