Wholesale trade ticks up in U.S.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Census Bureau announced that November 2013 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers’ sales branches and offices, after adjustment for seasonal variations and trading-day differences but not for price changes, were $440.1 billion, up 1.0% from the revised October level and were up 5.5% from the November 2012 level. The October preliminary estimate was revised upward $0.6 billion or 0.1%.