EYES ON SYRIA: Traders are cautious as tensions build with Syria. The price of oil rose to the highest in more than two years on worries that a broader conflict could disrupt the flow of oil from the Middle East. Oil rose $1.09 to $110.10 a barrel.
ENERGY BOOST: Energy companies rose the most of any industry sector in the Standard & Poor's 500 index. Chevron rose $3 to $121.81.
FINAL SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 48 points, or 0.3 percent, to 14,824. The S&P 500 gained four points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,634.