The Week Ahead

WHOLESALE INVENTORIES

Tuesday, June 9, 10 a.m.EDT -- The Commerce Dept.'s report on wholesale trade activity is normally a minor report, but the runup in distributors' inventories in the first quarter has turned some attention toward the wholesale data. Stock levels grew by an average of 0.5% in each month of the first quarter, leading to a conjecture that imports accounted for a large chunk of the record inventory accumulation of last quarter.

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