Toronto stocks rise as energy shares surge

Tue May 20, 2008 1:14pm EDT
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TORONTO May 20 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index shrugged off earlier losses on Tuesday to climb further over the 15,000 mark, as record oil prices spurred energy shares higher.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 101.15 points, or 0.7 percent, at 15,085.35 by early afternoon. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; editing by Rob Wilson)