TSX closes slightly higher Wall Street mostly higher on mixed earnings

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed up slightly amid slumping metals prices and a solid increase in oil.The S&P/TSX composite rose 5.69 points to 15,389.28.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 59.66 points at 18,036.70, while the Nasdaq gave back 10.96 points to 4,977.29 and the S&P 500 advanced 3.41 points to 2,095.84.On the commodity markets, the May crude contract was up $1.38 at US$53.29 a barrel. The June gold contract fell $6.70 to US$1,192.60 an ounce and May copper fell two cents to US$2.70 a pound.The Canadian dollar rose 0.64 of a cent U.S. to 80.06 cents.

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