Stocks came off highs, though remained on track to close at records. The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 19,000 for the first time ever earlier in the session. Existing home sales neared a 10-year high in October as demand continued to outpace supply. Sales of previously owned homes climbed 2% to an annual pace of 5.6 million, its highest level since early 2007. DSW (DSW) rose after lifting its full-year outlook on the back of tighter cost controls and improved sales. The shoe retailer anticipates full-year adjusted profit of at least a $1.35 a share. Barnes & Noble (BKS) climbed after narrowing its second-quarter loss and reporting better-than-expected sales. The book retailer did see a 4% drop in revenue, though, a result blamed on sluggish sales tied to the election cycle.
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