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CANADA STOCKS-TSX closes higher after Trump exempts Canada from tariffs

TORONTO, March 8 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index unofficially closed higher on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump exempted Canada and Mexico from import tariffs on steel and aluminum.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended the day up 66.09 points, or 0.43 percent, at 15,538.70. (Reporting by Nichola Saminather; Editing by Peter Cooney)