CANADA STOCKS-TSX dives on U.S. data, commodity prices

Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:08pm EDT
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TORONTO, July 28 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index fell hard on Tuesday as sharply lower commodity prices and weak U.S. consumer confidence and earnings prompted profit-taking after a big run-up in the index.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 180.62 points, or 1.68 percent, at 10,576.81. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)