Canada Stocks Slide

Europe shares end lower; Asia markets rise

Canadian stocks closed mostly lower, but up from their worst levels of the day, as grim forecasts from Sun Microsystems and Motorola raised questions about when the economy would recover. The TSE 300 fell 104.46 to 8028.80 as industrial products, utilities and financial services issues were lower, while gold and precious minerals were higher. Breadth was flat.

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