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VOL. 39 | NO. 32 | Friday, August 7, 2015

US business stockpiles jump in June

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses boosted their stockpiles in June by the largest amount in more than two years.

The Commerce Department says businesses increased their stockpiles by 0.8 percent in June, the biggest increase since January 2013.

Economists are hoping that strong gains in employment over the past year will help boost consumer spending in the months ahead, encouraging businesses to keep building their inventories. If consumer demand doesn't rise, businesses could start cutting back on restocking, which would be a drag on the economy

Sales rose a modest 0.2 percent, weaker than the 0.4 percent increase in May. Sales have risen for four months after seven months of declines.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0