CANADA STOCKS-TSX closes up; markets eye "fiscal cliff" talks

Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:03pm EST
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TORONTO, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index closed
higher on Monday, boosted by materials stocks as U.S. lawmakers
continued with last-ditch talks to avert the "fiscal cliff".
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 unofficially closed up 117.41 points, or 0.95 percent,
at 12,433.53.