WASHINGTON — Wholesale inventories jumped 1.5% in November, the l­argest increase in more than five years and the second consecutive monthly increase, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Wholesale sales increased 3.3% boosted by a 4.4% increase in nondurable sales.

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