Tuesday, October 24, 2017

U.S. Ports Busy With Imports for Holiday Shopping

At the Port of Long Beach in California. Waves of imports streamed through U.S. seaports in September as retailers stocked up inventories ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.

In recent third-quarter earnings reports, appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. , toy maker Hasbro Inc. and footwear maker Skechers USA Inc. reported boosts to their inventories, signaling confidence in American consumers heading into a critical selling period.. . . more

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