CANADA STOCKS-Commodities, job woes extend TSX fall

Fri Dec 5, 2008 10:20am EST
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TORONTO Dec 5 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index fell 200 points shortly after the open on Friday as resource stocks dropped on lower commodity prices and as the economic outlook darkened with figures showing steep job losses in Canada and the United States.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 200.15 points, or 2.48 percent, at 7,857.67. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Peter Galloway)