Business Outlook: The Week Ahead
BUSINESS INVENTORIES Friday, May 13, 10 a.m.
Inventories held by manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers likely increased just 0.2% in March. Inventories built up in February as stock levels rose 0.5%. Factories, however, have already reported that their inventories fell 0.1% in March. Business sales probably rose 0.6% in March, after jumping 1.2% in February.James C. Cooper and Kathleen Madigan