Toronto stocks slide as resource shares tumble

Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:04pm EDT
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TORONTO, April 23 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index skidded lower on Wednesday as falling bullion prices took the luster out of gold-mining stocks, and the energy sector was stung by profit-taking.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 177.24 points, or 1.24 percent, at 14,089.10. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Peter Galloway)