Dow slips after record breaking run

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to back away from Tuesday's record close.

At the close the Dow was 0.1% lower at 19,918, the broader S&P 500 was down 0.2% at 2,260 and the Nasdaq was 0.4% lower at 5,447.

With a 2% fall, Wal-Mart was one of the big losers.

Investors stepped back from a recent rally fueled by optimism that President-elect Donald Trump will invigorate economic growth.

Analysts said the market appears to be winding down before the holiday period.