December 21, 2012 / 3:28 PM / 5 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX turns higher; gold shrs shine as U.S. budget crisis deepens

TORONTO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The main Canadian stock index turned positive on Friday as investors flocked to gold miners in a push towards safe-haven assets after U.S. budget talks hit an impasse.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index added 24.87 points, or 0.20 percent, to 12,413.79.

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