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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St. ends higher, with biggest boost from banks

March 18 (Reuters) - Banks helped lead Wall Street higher on Monday, while Boeing and Facebook were a drag and investors eyed this week's Federal Reserve meeting for affirmation of its commitment to "patient" monetary policy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 66.11 points, or 0.26 percent, to 25,914.98, the S&P 500 gained 10.54 points, or 0.37 percent, to 2,833.02 and the Nasdaq Composite added 25.95 points, or 0.34 percent, to 7,714.48. (Reporting By Stephen Culp Editing by Susan Thomas)