Canadian and US stock markets push higher in latemorning trading

The Canadian Press TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit advance in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets also moved higher.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 127.35 points at 16,277.14.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 264.76 points at 26,150.77. The S&P 500 index was up 34.75 points at 2,923.43, while the Nasdaq composite was up 114.14 points at 8,010.13.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.29 cents US compared with an average of 75.27 cents US on Friday.The October crude contract was up 77 cents at US$55.58 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was down 2.3 cents at US$2.18 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$12.30 at US$1,511.30 an ounce and the September copper contract was up 1.05 cents at US$2.61 a pound. Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) read more

BBC breaking news story in Bengali leads to fears corporation has been

first_imgPeople thinking BBC has been hacked because of “Arabic” news alert -it’s actually Bengali & probably quite innocent!— Ryan Johns (@RA_Johns) September 2, 2016 “It was literally a human error and it has been corrected.”The BBC later tweeted: “Apologies to those who received an alert from @BBCBreaking. We haven’t been hacked.” A spokesman for the BBC said it had been sent by mistake by a World Service reporter and was taken down minutes later.”It was just an error, somebody tweeted from the wrong account,” he added. @Peston— Alexander ✌️ (@AlexJames_11) September 2, 2016 BBC has just pushed this breaking news alert to my phone. Anyone know what it means?— Robert Peston (@Peston) September 2, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. There were fears the BBC news website had been hacked on Friday after a story was posted in Bengali script.The article, about a police raid on militants in Dhaka, shot to the top of the list of most read on the site on Friday.It was also tweeted by BBC Breaking, which has around 24 million followers.last_img read more