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Business inventories and sales rose in August

WASHINGTON — Companies were confident enough in the economy in August to keep stocking their shelves, even as other data stoked recession fears. Businesses added to their stockpiles for a 20th consecutive month and their sales rose for a third ...

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Business inventories and sales rose July

WASHINGTON — Businesses added to their stockpiles in July for a 19th straight month and their sales increased by the most since March. The Commerce Department says business inventories rose 0.4 percent in July following a similar gain in June. ...

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Wholesale inventories rose in June for 18th month

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale companies added more autos, machinery and computers to their stockpiles in June, pushing inventories up for the 18th consecutive month. Sales at the wholesale level rose 0.6 percent in June, the Commerce department said Wednesday. That ...

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Wholesale inventories up in May but sales decline

WASHINGTON — Wholesale companies added to their stockpiles for a 17th straight month in May but their sales declined for only the second time in the past 11 months, providing further evidence of the U.S. economy’s slowdown in the spring. ...

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Businesses boost stockpiles for 14th month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added to their stockpiles in February for a 14th straight month and sales increased for an eighth consecutive month. The gains suggest factory orders will rise in the coming months. Business inventories rose 0.5 percent ...

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Business inventories and sales rise in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses added to their stockpiles in January for a 13th consecutive month and total sales rose by the largest amount in 10 months. Business inventories rose 0.9 percent in January, the Commerce Department said Friday. Sales for ...

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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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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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Economy grew modestly in July-September quarter

WASHINGTON — The economy grew at a moderate pace last summer, reflecting stronger spending by businesses to replenish stockpiles. More recent barometers suggest the economy is gaining momentum in the final months of the year. Gross domestic product increased at ...

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