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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Canadian stocks extended the longest winning streak of 2006, led by producers of raw materials including Teck Cominco on higher zinc and gold prices. The S&P/TSX composite index closed over the 12,000 mark for the second time in its history and within 25 points of a record. The five-day climb is the best winning streak since December.

S&P/TSX composite

YESTERDAY'S CLOSE: 12,055.63

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS: +82.38

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS: +0.7%

CHANGE YEAR TO DATE: +6.9%

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