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North American stock markets barely budged to start the week in the first day of trading after setting record highs in the United States.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 5.41 points to 16,882.83.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 10.25 points at 27,691.49. The S&P 500 index was down 6.07 points at 3,087.01, while the Nasdaq composite was down 11.04 points at 8,464.28.

The Canadian dollar exchange rate was not available at the time of publication.

The December crude contract was down US38¢ at US$56.86 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was down US15.2¢ at US$2.64 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$5.80 at US$1,457.10 an ounce and the December copper contract was down US1.8¢ at US$2.66 a pound.