Recession 2.0: Abysmal Wholesale Sales Join Factory Orders In Confirming US Economic Contraction

Thursday, April 9, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
04/09/2015

Despite another data series revision by the Department of Commerce, there was no way to put lipstick on the pig of America’s wholesale trade data, and as reported moments ago, the all important merchant sales for February dropped for 3rd month in a row in February, the longest stretch since the last recession. What’s worse however, is that the annual pace of decline has now stretched over both January and February, confirming that 2015 is now officially a year of contraction for the US economy. As a reminder, every time this series suffers an annual decline, there is a recession.

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