TSX pulls back on final day of strong week on lower oil; New York indexes mixed

TORONTO -- A pullback in oil prices and disappointing retail sales data pushed the Toronto stock market to a lower close after four consecutive advances.

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The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX index lost 117.96 points to 12,813.40.

The Canadian dollar was down 0.10 of a U.S. cent at 72.63 cents US.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 21.44 points to 16,391.99 and the broader S&P 500 was off 0.05 of a point at 1,917.78. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq composite index finished up 16.89 points at 4,504.43.

On commodity markets, the March crude contract was down $1.13 to US$29.64 a barrel, while the March contract for natural gas fell five cents to US$1.80 per mmBtu.

April gold rose $4.50 to US$1,230.80 an ounce, while March copper was unchanged at US$2.08 a pound.



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