US stocks end mixed

New York, March 15 - US stocks pared early losses to close narrowly mixed as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting later this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 15.82 points, or 0.09 percent, to 17,229.13 on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.  The S&P 500 fell 2.55 points, or 0.13 percent, to 2,019.64. The Nasdaq Composite Index edged up 1.81 points, or 0.04 percent, to 4,750.28. The Fed will start its highly-anticipated policy meeting on Tuesday and hold a press conference on Wednesday.