By The Associated Press=
The Dow Jones Industrial average rose 66.19 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 14,963.74. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 14.16 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,656.96. The Nasdaq rose 38.92 points, or 1.1 percent, at 3,638.71.
Benchmark oil for October delivery rose $1.18 to close at $105.03 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Heating oil slipped 1 cent to $3.07 per gallon. Wholesale gasoline gained 3 cents to $2.96 per gallon. Natural gas rose 9 cents to $3.55 per 1,000 cubic feet.Brent crude, which sets prices for imported oil used by many U.S. refineries, rose 9 cents to $109.90 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.
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