Market Snapshot: Dow set for first close above key level in more than a month as stocks rally

U.S. stocks ended with solid gains in a lightly traded session on Monday, as optimism persisted over first-quarter earnings season and worries over Syria faded.

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What are the main benchmarks doing?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.87% rose 212.90 points, or 0.9%, to end at 24,573.04, with 25 of its 30 components in positive territory.

The blue-chip average briefly topped its 50-day moving average, but failed to close above the key level.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.81% added 21.54 points, or 0.8%, to finish at 2,677.84, a rise of 0.8%, turning positive for the year.

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