Canadian stocks extended gains into a second session Wednesday, following comments from the European Central Bank’s president and a Federal Reserve official that kept hopes of more central-bank stimulus simmering.
Crude-oil futures rally Wednesday, finding overall support from a weaker U.S. dollar with traders optimistic over efforts to combat the euro-zone crisis, though a smaller-than-expected decline in U.S. crude supplies capped the session’s gains.
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Gold futures climb by more than $20 an ounce, buoyed by news that first-quarter U.S. productivity fell more sharply than originally estimated, as traders mulled the euro zone’s next move to stem the region’s crisis.