Stocks moved mostly lower as investors waited for clarity on interest rates. That will come in the form of the Federal Reserve's minutes from its January-February meeting out this afternoon, which could shed light on the likelihood of a March move. TJX Companies (TJX) , owner of TJ Maxx, narrowly beat profit and sales estimates over its fourth quarter. The retailer said same-store sales rose by 3%, exceeding expectations of 2.5% growth. Dish Networks (DISH) swung to a profit in its recent quarter from a loss in the year-ago quarter. Dish reported 28,000 more net Pay-TV subscribers over the quarter. Existing home sales in the U.S. in January rose to their best level in ten years. Sales of previously owned homes rose by more than 3% even as inventory slumped just over 7%.
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