Focus on the Markets

The Canadian dollar closed at 88.87 cents U-S, up 29-100ths from Monday’s close.

The S-and-P/T-S-X composite index was up 58.24 points to 15,073.65.

Volume at 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time was 434.80 (m) million shares.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 2.96 points to 17,814.94.

The Standard-and-Poor’s 500 index was down 2.38 points to 2,067.03.

In the New York Mercantile Exchange, the gold futures for December closed at 1,197 dollars, 10 cents U-S per ounce, up one dollar, 40 cents.

The January crude contract closed at 74 dollars, nine cents U-S per barrel, down one dollar, 69 cents.

(The Canadian Press, The Associated Press)