On the markets at 9:55 a.m. (ET):
In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 49.71 points to 15,034.67.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 58.66 points to 21,841.23.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 6.35 points to 2,446.16.
The Nasdaq composite index was down 14.80 points to 6,282.68.
The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.52 cents US, down from Tuesday’s average price of 79.67 cents US.