CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips early after U.S. debt deal

TORONTO Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:38am EDT

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TORONTO Oct 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index moved slightly lower in early trade on Thursday as investors seemed unimpressed with the short-term deal reached to avoid a U.S. debt default and concerned about the after-effects of a two-week government shutdown.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 1.17 points at 12,956.04 shortly after the open. It had opened in positive territory.

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