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Canada’s main stock index closed modestly higher along with the loonie, while U.S. markets were mixed as Boeing Co.’s stock weighed on the Dow.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 30.42 points at 16,136.66.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 96.22 points at 25,554.66. The S&P 500 index was up 8.22 points at 2,791.52, while the Nasdaq composite was up 32.97 points at 7,591.03.

The Canadian dollar averaged US74.75¢ compared with an average of US74.55¢ US on Monday.

The April crude contract closed up eight cents at $56.87 per barrel and the April natural gas contract up a penny at US$2.78 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract ended up US$7 at US$1,298.10 an ounce and the May copper contract was up three cents at US$2.93 a pound.