Markets update

On the markets at 9:50 a.m. (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index is up 7.13 points to 15,151.12.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 8.96 points to 21,541.10.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 2.78 points to 2,446.03.The Nasdaq composite index climbed 10.11 points to 6,271.28.The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.38 cents US, up from Wednesday’s average price of 78.16 cents US.