Gas, loonie, markets up

The price of gas ranges from around $1.12 to $1.24 with the average about $1.19 a litre.

The Canadian dollar is trading at 78.04 cents U-S, up 16 basis points from Friday.

North American markets are starting the trading week in the black, after rallying Friday.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 39 points to 15,578.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed 441 points to 25,336.

The S&P 500 index rose 48 points to 2,786 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 133 points to a record close of 7,561.

In Tokyo this morning, Japan’s Nikkei average was up 355 points to close at 21,824.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index closed up 589 points to 31,585.

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