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U.S. wholesale inventories rise 0.4% in February

Wholesale inventories in the U.S. rose 0.4% in February, rebounding from a decline at the start of 2017, the government said Friday. The inventory-to-sales ratio was unchanged at 1.28 months, but it was down from 1.36 a year earlier. The ratio reflects how long it would take a company to sell all the goods sitting on warehouse shelves. A lower number is usually better than a higher one.

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