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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises, supported by higher oil prices and firm jobs data

TORONTO, April 8 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose on Friday as higher crude oil prices supported energy stocks, while stronger than expected jobs data added to recent evidence of a pick-up in the domestic economy.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 96.02 points, or 0.72 percent, at 13,362.46, shortly after the open. Nine of the index’s 10 main groups were higher. (Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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