CANADA STOCKS-TSX eases at the open on oil, profit taking

Tue May 5, 2009 9:42am EDT
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TORONTO May 5 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index dipped at the open on Tuesday as underlying softness in oil prices spurred a decline in the energy group, while the index's recent run-up also prompted some profit-taking.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE fell 20.40 points, or 0.21 percent, to 9,849.97 at the open. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)