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Thursday, March 16, 2006

S&P/TSX

12,055.63

82.38

Composite closes within 25 points of record high

DJ Ind.

11,209.77

58.43

Blue-chip index climbs to

highest since May, 2001

Nasdaq

2,311.84

15.94

Economic

optimism boosts tech-

laden index

Dollar

86.62¢ (U.S.)

0.16

Rises for third straight day as commodity prices rise

Gold

$554.40 (U.S.)

1.40

Climbs on prospect U.S. debt will hit greenback's value

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