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Wholesale stockpiles grew in May but sales fell

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale companies added modestly to their stockpiles in May. But sales at the wholesale level dropped by the largest amount in three years, a troubling sign for future growth. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that wholesale stockpiles ...

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Wholesale stockpiles grew 0.6 percent in April

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles at a faster rate in April, responding to a strong gain in sales. The increase could be a good sign for economic growth in the April-June quarter. The Commerce Department says stockpiles ...

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Consumer prices, unemployment claims rise

WASHINGTON — Consumers paid more for a range of goods and services last month, and unemployment benefit applications jumped last week to the highest level in three months. The latest data offered a picture of an economy facing inflationary pressures ...

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Manufacturing, housing, defense lifting some areas of Maryland, sinking others

Just look at the stock market over the last few weeks, jobless figures, unemployment insurance claims or really any metric you can think of and you won’t need much, if any, convincing the post-recession recovery has been anything but smooth ...

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Port moves up to 11th in U.S. in value of goods shipped

The Port of Baltimore ranked 11th nationally in terms of the value of cargo shipped through its public and private terminals in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The $41.5 billion in cargo last year was a 39 percent ...

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Rising food and gas costs push up consumer prices

Consumers paid more for gas and food in April, lifting inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But inflationary pressures have begun to ease this month and analysts say some prices could taper off by summer. ...

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