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Feb 12 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Tuesday:
WALL ST PAUSES AFTER GAINS, AWAITS OBAMA ADDRESS
stocks were little changed on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 holding near multi-year highs ahead of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 27.65 points, or 0.20 percent, to 13,998.89. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 1.03 points, or 0.07 percent, to 1,518.04. The Nasdaq Composite Index dipped 1.60 points, or 0.05 percent, to 3,190.41.
** APPLE INC, $471.27, down 1.8 pct (1134 ET)
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook called David Einhorn's lawsuit against his company a "sideshow," but said the board was considering the star hedge fund manager's proposal to issue preferred stock. Einhorn is suing the iPhone maker as part of a wider effort to get it to share more of its cash pile - one of the largest hoards in the technology industry. Continued...