Toronto stock market rises as energy stocks surge, protests escalate in Egypt

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market ended on a high note as a surge in oil prices boosted energy stocks.

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Oil prices were ahead amid political unrest in Egypt as massive protests to oust President Mohammed Morsi continued.

The August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange increased $1.61 at US$99.60 a barrel — its highest closing price in two months.

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials fell 42.55 points to 14,932.41, the Nasdaq dipped 1.09 points to 3,433.4 and the S

The Canadian dollar fell 0.28 of a cent to 94.80 cents US.