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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher on U.S. stimulus bets

Jan 7 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened higher on Thursday, on bets of expanded U.S. stimulus package to aid economic recovery after Democrats took control of the Senate.

* At 9:33 a.m. ET (1433 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 132 points, or 0.74%, at 17,960.11.

Reporting by Shivani Kumaresan in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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