Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was down 134.53 points to 15,082.80.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 140.99 points to 21,907.71.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 25.90 points to 2,448.12.The Nasdaq composite index was down 101.68 points to 6,250.65.The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.55 cents US, down from Wednesday’s average price of 78.71 cents US.

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