BusinessNation & World US businesses increase inventories 0.4 percent in December, biggest sales gain since 2011 Originally published February 15, 2017 at 7:03 am Share story By The Associated Press The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — US businesses increase inventories 0.4 percent in December, biggest sales gain since 2011. The Associated Press View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.