CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises more than 1 pct at open after jobs data

Fri May 8, 2009 9:39am EDT
 
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TORONTO May 8 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market index rose more than 1 percent on Friday at market open as stronger-than-expected U.S. and Canadian jobs data and stress tests for U.S. banks boosted optimism about the financial system and economy.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE climbed 136.56 points, or 1.37 percent, to 10,103.61. All 10 of the TSX's main sectors were higher. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)