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CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends higher as U.S. impasse boosts gold miners

TORONTO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index closed

higher on Tuesday, with a sharp jump in gold mining shares

boosting the resource-rich exchange as investors bought the

precious metal amid worry about an impasse in U.S. debt ceiling


The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index

unofficially ended up 39.35 points, or 0.31 percent,

at 12,931.46. The main U.S. indices all ended lower.