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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as gold miners gain, Canadian Tire jumps on earnings

TORONTO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose on Thursday, extending a six-week high with its fourth straight gain, as gold miners jumped with bullion and retailer Canadian Tire surged after its earnings beat expectations.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index unofficially ended up 64.20 points, or 0.50 percent, at 12,931.36. Seven of its 10 main sectors gained. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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