TORONTO -- The industrials sector helped lift Canada's main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while the volatile health-care sector which includes some of the big names in the marijuana space pushed higher.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 14.22 points at 16,015.93.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 31.80 points at 26,177.79. The S&P 500 index was up 2.82 points at 2,907.00, while the Nasdaq composite was up 21.82 points at 8,035.53.

The Canadian dollar traded lower at 76.71 cents US compared with an average of 76.94 cents US on Thursday.

The October crude contract was down 22 cents at US$68.37 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was down 4.8 cents at $2.77 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$4.50 at US$1,203.70 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 1.45 cents at US$2.67 a pound.