CANADA STOCKS-TSX up as U.S. data, Fed fuel recovery hopes

Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:07pm EDT
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 TORONTO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index shot
higher on Friday, led by commodity-related issues, after upbeat
U.S. home sales data and comments by Federal Reserve Chairman
Ben Bernanke sparked optimism about an economic recovery.
 The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed
up 129.54 points, or 1.21 percent, at 10,830.05.
 (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Rob Wilson)