Business Inventories Rise 0.1% In July

By Jeffry BartashMarketWatch Pulse

​WASHINGTON - Business inventories rose 0.1% in July to a seasonally adjusted $1.81 trillion, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was smaller than the MarketWatch forecast of a 0.2% gain. Sales also increased 0.1% in ​July. The​ ​ratio of inventories to sales was flat at 1.36 months. In June, inventory growth was revised​ ​down to 0.7% from 0.8%​.​

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