CANADA STOCKS-Financials drag TSX to slightly lower close

Fri Oct 1, 2010 4:09pm EDT
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TORONTO Oct 1 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index closed a few points lower on Friday as weak U.S. manufacturing data and cautious remarks by the U.S. Federal Reserve weighed on heavyweight financial shares.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 5.57 points at 12,363.08. (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Peter Galloway)