U.S. stocks were up modestly in midday trading on Friday, following an upbeat reading on February payrolls. But Canadian stocks dipped slightly.
The S&P 500 was up 5 points or 0.3 per cent, to 1549. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 50 points or 0.4 per cent, to 14,379. In Canada, the S&P/TSX composite index was down 21 points or 0.2 per cent, to 12,806.