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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as airlines and others beat profit expectations

TORONTO, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in early trade on Tuesday as several companies, including the country's two biggest airlines, reported quarterly earnings that beat analyst expectations.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 50.31 points, or 0.33 percent, to 15,194.18 shortly after the open, with Air Canada surging 8.2 percent to C$21.46. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp)