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Toronto stock market up slightly amid Syrian jitters, falling commodities


TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher as the Syrian civil war continued to cast a shadow over trading.

The S

The Canadian dollar rose 0.34 of a cent to 95.31 cents US.

Strong vehicle sales data helped U.S. indexes gain momentum throughout the day while investors weighed President Barack Obama’s effort to win support in Congress for a military strike on Syria. Congress could vote as early as next week.

The Dow Jones industrials jumped 96.91 points to 14,930.87. The Nasdaq gained 36.43 points to 3,649.04 and the S

Energy stocks weighed on the TSX as oil lost $1.31 to US$107.23 a barrel.