CANADA STOCKS-US earnings, Europe optimism push TSX higher

Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:40am EDT
 
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 TORONTO, July 22 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market
index jumped at the open on Friday, buoyed by healthy earnings
at General Electric and several other U.S. companies and by
hopes that a rescue package negotiated for Greece will contain
Europe's debt crisis.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE opened 4.69 points higher at 13,438.99, and then
extended gains. Six of the index's 10 main groups were up.
 (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)