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TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed at 97.39 cents U-S, up 22-100ths from Friday’s close.

The S-and-P/T-S-X composite index climbed 129.38 points to 12,742.23.

Volume at 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time was 416.93 (m) million shares.

The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 52.30 points to 15,387.58.

The Standard and Poor’s 500 was up 2.87 points at 1,669.16.

Both indexes closed at its highest level ever.

In the New York Mercantile Exchange, the gold futures contract for June slipped six dollars, 50 cents U-S to 1,377 dollars, 60 cents per ounce.

The June crude contract closed 55 cents U-S lower to 96 dollars, 16 cents per barrel.

The July contract fell 75 cents U-S to 96 dollars, 18 cents per barrel.

(The Canadian Press, The Associated Press)

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