WASHINGTON — Business inventories climbed 0.4% in November, the Commerce Department reported yesterday.

Total business sales increased 2.0% in November. Sales for October were revised higher to 1.4% from 1.1%.

Economists expected business inventories to increase 0.3%.

Inventories increased 0.4% in October, revised higher from 0.2%.

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