CANADA STOCKS-TSX closes flat; materials gains offset financials
TORONTO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index closed little changed on Thursday, with a gain in the materials sector offsetting a decline in financial stocks, as markets focused on whether the U.S. budget crisis will be resolved by a Dec. 31 deadline. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 2.97 points, or 0.02 percent, at 12,373.77.
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