• US business stockpiles unchanged in September as sales rose

    One year ago - By Boston Herald

    WASHINGTON - U.S. business stockpiles were unchanged in September, while sales rose at a healthy clip, a sign that companies may need to order more goods in the coming months. The Commerce Department says business inventories were flat after an increase of 0.6 percent in August. Sales rose 1.4 percent. The report suggests companies are prudently managing their supply chains. When sales rise faster than stockpiles, that typically means businesses will soon need to restock. That boosts demand for goods and then lifts factory production.
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