US business stockpiles grow 0.7 pct. in September - Article Photos 1/2

In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 photo, Gloria Bambrick counts and stacks components of T-shirts as CEO Walter Meck reviews an order at FesslerUSA apparel manufacture in Orwigsburg, Pa. U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in September, further evidence that economic growth was stronger over the summer than first thought. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that inventories grew 0.7 percent in September, after a 0.6 percent increase in August. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)