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July 9 (Reuters) - Some U.S. stocks on the move on Tuesday:
WALL ST ON TRACK FOR FOURTH DAY OF GAINS
U.S. stocks rose, carrying the S&P 500 closer to all-time highs and putting it on track for a fourth straight advance as earnings season got under way. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 0.40 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 0.58 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index was up 0.40 percent.
** BARNES & NOBLE INC, $18.63, up 5.4 pct (1314 ET)
The company's CEO William Lynch resigned on Monday, an acknowledgement that its digital division Nook has failed to compete successfully in the e-reader and tablet markets and possibly presaging a further shake-up in the company.