On the markets at midmorning (ET):
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 143.01 points to 15,420.21, after 90 minutes of trading.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 109.33 points to 20,772.35. The S&P 500 index added 16.98 points to 2,382.70, and the Nasdaq composite index was up 41.14 points to 6,096.27.
The Canadian dollar was trading at 73.81 cents US, up from Thursday's average price of 73.47 cents US.
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