TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was higher at the open amid strong bank earnings and an easing of concerns over a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 21.21 points to 12,628.43 as TD Bank (TSX:TD), CIBC (TSX:CM) and Royal Bank (TSX:RY) all beat earnings expectations and TD and Royal also boosted their dividends. The Canadian dollar was down 0.2 of a cent to 95.17 cents US.U.S. indexes were mainly lower despite indications that a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria may not be happening imminently.The latest reading on growth showed that the U.S. economy grew at a higher than expected pace of 2.5% in the second quarter. And that raised concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve will start to wind up a key stimulus measure later this year, perhaps as soon as next month.The Dow Jones industrials slipped 9.91 points to 14,814.6, the Nasdaq was 2.38 points higher at 3,595.73 while the S&P 500 index was down points 2.05 at 1,632.91.Oil fell 64 cents to US$109.46 a barrel after surging earlier this week on supply disruption worries. read more