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TORONTO — It was a mixed day for North American markets Friday as investors tried to understand what a surprisingly hot U.S. jobs report has to say about the health of the overall economy.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 43.09 points at 19,620.13.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 76.65 points at 32,803.47. The S&P 500 index was down 6.75 points at 4,145.19, while the Nasdaq composite was down 63.02 points at 12,657.56.

The Canadian dollar traded for 77.32 cents US compared with 77.80 cents US on Thursday.

The September crude contract was up 47 cents at US$89.01 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was down 6 cents at US$8.06.

The December gold contract was down US$15.70 at US$1,791.20 an ounce and the September copper contract was up seven cents at US$3.55 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 5, 2022.

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The Canadian Press