CANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs as U.S. data adds to recovery hope

Fri Aug 7, 2009 4:07pm EDT
 
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TORONTO Aug 7 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index shot higher on Friday as the market shrugged off a weak Canadian employment report and focused on rosier-than-expected U.S. jobs data, which added to optimism about economy recovery.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 75.73 points, or 0.7 percent, to 10,869.10. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Peter Galloway)