TSX Wall Street lower as oil gold fall

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market narrowly avoided a second triple-digit loss in as many days as oil prices continued their recent retreat.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index ended the day down 91.30 points at 13,699.60 after plunging almost 163 points on Monday.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed 41.62 points lower at 17,581.43, while the broader S&P 500 lost 5.29 points to 2,065.89 and the Nasdaq fell 4.55 points to 5,030.15.On commodity markets, the December contract for benchmark crude oil ended trading down 78 cents at US$43.20 a barrel, December gold lost 40 cents to US$1,165.80 an ounce and December natural gas rose 0.8 cents to US$2.361 per mmBtu.The commodity sensitive loonie gave back 0.59 of a U.S. cent to end the day at 75.38 cents U.S.