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(Close): Shares on Wall Street closed ahead despite continued worries over airstrikes in Iraq, as Russia halted troop exercises on the Ukraine border.

The Dow Jones was up by 1.13%, or 185.66 points, at 16553.93.

The broader S&P 500 was up by 1.15%, or 22 points, at 1931.59, and the tech-based Nasdaq up 0.83%, or 36.10 points, at 4371.07.

Shares in Home Depot jumped by 2.44%, and other gainers included Chevron, Goldman Sachs, and American Express.

There were only two fallers on the Dow, Intel and Microsoft, both very slightly behind at end of trade.