CANADA STOCKS-Gold helps Toronto index turn positive

Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:19am EST
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TORONTO Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index turned positive near the open on Friday as strength in the price of gold and a rebound in energy issues overcame concerns over corporate earnings and economic gloom.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 2.36 points at 8,488.92. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)