CANADA STOCKS-Banks, energy help TSX rise as U.S. 'cliff' worries weaken
TORONTO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended higher on Tuesday as signs of compromise in U.S. budget talks boosted heavyweight financial and energy stocks amid a broad rise tempered only by slipping miners. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended up 52.99 points, or 0.43 percent, at 12,334.34.
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