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November inventories see decline but sales rise

WASHINGTON — Businesses at the wholesale level trimmed their stockpiles in November for the first time in nearly a year, even though sales rose for a fifth consecutive month. The Commerce Department says wholesale inventories dipped 0.2 percent in November, ...

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October factory orders post 0.9 percent decline

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories fell in October by the largest amount in five months, reflecting a big drop in demand for aircraft. The Commerce Department says that factory orders declined 0.9 percent in October, the first setback since ...

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