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Wholesalers’ stockpiles up 1.4%

Sector’s October sales rise 1.0% as restocking rate triples

Posted: December 11, 2013 at 2:29 a.m.

A worker keeps watch over glass bottles before they are filled with ginger ale at the Ale-8-One Bottling Co. in Winchester, Ky., on Friday. The Commerce Department said wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles in October by the most in two years.

U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles in October by the most in two years as their sales rose sharply.

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Business, Pages 25 on 12/11/2013

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