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Wholesale companies cut inventories but sales rise

WASHINGTON — Wholesale businesses in the U.S. reduced their stockpiles in September for the first time in nearly two years, while their sales rose. Inventories at the wholesale level fell 0.1 percent, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. It was the ...

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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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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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Stores find success by focusing on the hunt

Trader Joe’s, the specialty grocery chain, might not have the cheapest toilet paper or the most varieties of ketchup, but it hooks customers with mango butter, chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds and cilantro-and-jalapeno hummus. These goodies aren’t on most grocery lists, but ...

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Gasoline pushes up March wholesale prices

WASHINGTON — A spike in the cost of gasoline pushed wholesale prices higher in March, a trend that could limit consumer spending in the coming months. Still, most economists don’t expect that will lead to widespread inflation because businesses are ...

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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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