Business Inventories Rise Again in February

Washington, DC, April 14, 2014 --U.S. business inventories rose again in February as sales increased by the largest amount in nine months, according to the Commerce Department.

Inventories rose 0.4% in February after the same 0.4% increase in January.

Sales rose 0.8% in February, rebounding after a 1.1% sales decline in January that was blamed on the harsh winter weather.

Manufacturers' inventories rose the most in February, a gain of 0.7%.