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Canada’s main stock index inched up to a new high on a quiet day of trading with U.S. markets closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 13.95 points at 17,114.52.

The Canadian dollar traded for US75.27¢ compared with an average of US75.31¢ on Wednesday.

The January crude contract was up US13¢ at US$58.24 per barrel in afternoon trading and the January natural gas contract was down US2.2¢ at US$2.48 per mmBTU.

The February gold contract was up US$1.30 at US$1,462.10 an ounce and the March copper contract was down US2.15¢ at US$2.67 a pound.