Stocks start slightly lower amid trade doubts

Stocks pull back a bit from record highs amid reports that the ongoing U.S.-China trade talks could hit an impasse that would derail a phase one trade deal; S&P, Dow and Nasdaq all -0.2%.

Housing starts roughly in-line in October

October Housing Starts: +3.8% M/M to 1.314M vs. 1.320M expected, 1.266M prior (revised from 1.256M).Building permits 1.461M vs. 1.378M expected and 1.391M prior (revised from 1.387M).