TSX Wall Street rise along with oil prices

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TORONTO — Canada’s main index gained ground for the third straight day, riding a wave of rising oil prices.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 214.16 points at 12,591.93 for a cumulative gain over the last three days of nearly 450 points.The oil-sensitive Canadian dollar was also trading higher, up 0.27 of a U.S. cent at 71.18 cents US.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 125.18 points to 16,069.64, while the S&P 500 advanced 10.41 points to 1,893.36 and the Nasdaq added 38.51 points to 4,506.68.In commodities, the main focus was on oil, where the March contract for benchmark North American crude was up 92 cents at US$33.22 a barrel after having been as high as US$34.82 earlier in the session.The March natural gas contract was up 2.5 cents at US$2.182 per mmBtu, while April gold gave back 20 cents to US$1,116.10 an ounce and March copper lost a penny to US$2.05 a pound.

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