CANADA STOCKS-TSX mildly higher at open on U.S. jobs

Fri Nov 5, 2010 9:41am EDT
 
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TORONTO Nov 5 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index edged up at the open on Friday after jobs data from the United States, Canada's biggest trading partner, came in much better than expected.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 2.41 points to 12,881.20, then extended gains.

The U.S. economy added many more jobs than expected last month, and helped boost commodities in a week in which the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would launch a $600 billion program to buy government bonds to help the ailing economy. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)