CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher on energy, U.S. budget optimism
TORONTO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged higher at the open on Tuesday, led by higher energy stocks and firmer oil prices, while overall sentiment was bolstered by progress in U.S. congressional budget talks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 5.60 points, or 0.05 percent, at 12,286.95 shortly after the open.
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