TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower as lingering concerns about lagging global growth weighed on metals and mining and gold stocks.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX index ended the day down 70.99 points at 13,411.63.The loonie gained 0.06 of a cent to 75.39 cents U.S.In New York, the Dow Jones average of 30 stocks climbed 27.73 points to 17,758.21, the broader S&P 500 index gained 3.14 points to 2,081.72 and the Nasdaq index lost 12.06 points to 5,083.24.On the commodity markets, the December gold contract rose 40 cents to US$1,088.50 an ounce, the December crude contract climbed 34 cents to US$44.21 a barrel and the December contract for natural gas was up two cents at US$2.32 per mmBtu.December copper declined by a penny to US$2.22 a pound. read more