(Toronto) Canada’s main stock index lost nearly 150 points Tuesday in a broad-based decline, while U.S. stock markets traded in mixed order.

The composite index S

In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 209.99 points to 38,658.05. The S

The Canadian dollar was trading at 72.62 US cents, compared to 72.65 US cents on Monday.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, the price of crude oil rose one cent to US$77.75 per barrel and natural gas rose 15 cents to US$3.06 per million BTUs.

Gold was up US$2.10 at US$2,329.10 an ounce and copper was down seven cents at US$4.48 a pound.