CANADA STOCKS-TSX slumps ahead of U.S. jobs data; TD Bank gains

Thu Sep 1, 2011 4:09pm EDT
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 TORONTO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index fell
on Thursday, ending a four-day rally, as investors paused ahead
of a key U.S. jobs report on Friday, but strength in gold
stocks and strong earnings from Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD.TO: Quote)
helped offset losses.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE unofficially closed down 67.96 points, or 0.53
percent, at 12,700.74. Nine of the 10 main groups were lower.
 (Reporting by Trish Nixon; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)