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Published Sep 12, 2012 06:49PM MDT
U.S. wholesale stockpiles rise U.S. wholesalers increased their inventories in July from June, but sales fell for a third straight month. Declining sales could force companies to cut inventories in coming months, a troubling sign that economic growth could weaken. The Commerce Department said stockpiles grew 0.7 percent in July, the biggest increase in five months. Holiday sales may increase After wrapping up a decent back-to-school shopping season, merchants should see healthy sales gains...
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