CANADA STOCKS-TSX turns positive as RIM climbs

Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:21am EST
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TORONTO Dec 19 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index turned positive on Friday morning as energy issues rebounded and technology shares rose on strength in Research In Motion RIM.TO after it issued a rosier-than-expected outlook.

Also helping market sentiment was news of a $17.4 billion U.S. government aid package for the struggling auto industry.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 1.55 points to at 8,426.90. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Peter Galloway)