TSX Wall Street rise after huge miss in US job numbers

North American stock markets pushed ahead amid strength in metals and mining and energy issues.Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index reversed an early decline that followed at weak U.S. jobs report to rise 97.85 points to 13,339.74.According to the U.S. Labor Department, employers added 142,000 workers in September, a much lower figure than the 200,000 anticipated on Wall Street.U.S. jobs report disappoints across the board, raising fresh fears about world’s biggest economyThe jobs report sent U.S. government bond prices higher, which drove down the American dollar against most other major currencies. That included the loonie, which rose 0.52 of a U.S. cent to 75.96 cents.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 200.36 points to 16,472.37, while the broader S&P 500 added 27.54 points to 1,951.36 and the Nasdaq gained 80.70 points to 4,707.78.On commodity markets, the November contract for benchmark crude oil advanced 80 cents to settle at US$45.54 a barrel, while the December gold contract up $22.90 to US$1,136.60 an ounce.

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