North American stocks slipped in early trading Wednesday after an ADP report showed that private sector job growth slowed in the U.S. in March.
The TSX fell 10 points to 12,681, while the Venture exchange was off three points at 1,065.
Financial stocks led the TSX lower Wednesday.
Big movers on Bay Street included shares of Absolute Software (TSX: T.ABT), which surged 14% to $6.27 after the company said it has entered into a strategic global partnership with Samsung Electronics.
The Dow was down 17 points to 14,645, and the Nasdaq was unchanged at 3,254.
Gold prices eased $2.70 to $1572, while the price of silver was up a penny at $27.26.