Wholesale inventories fell 0.2% vs. an expected 1% increase, as wholesale sales rose 1.9%, well...

|By:, SA News Editor

Wholesale inventories fell 0.2% vs. an expected 1% increase, as wholesale sales rose 1.9%, well ahead of forecasts. Despite the surprise, much of the data is priced in to markets, but the prospect that holiday demand was greater than retailers anticipated may prompt a boost in economists' growth projections.