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Business inventories didn't decline as sharply in September. That's good news.

Oct 28, 2021
It means businesses know that consumers want to buy and are working to meet that demand.
A person walks in a partially stocked Ikea on Oct. 15. Consumer demand is high, meaning products often fly off retailers' shelves.
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Business inventories decline, the largest dip since 2017

Jan 16, 2020
It could mean the economy's hot and stuff is flying off the shelf. Or it could mean spending is down.
Businesses are being careful to not stock up too much inventory.
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GDP growth slows as inventories fall

Oct 29, 2015
And why that's sometimes a sign business owners are worrying about the future.

Today's economy: Inventory purgatory

Dec 5, 2013
Revised GDP numbers juiced the market today, but the reality behind the data should give us pause.