As companies began to restock their shelves in October, production had to ramp up to fill those orders. Some analysts believe this will contribute to a large jump in gross domestic product numbers released today.
SOURCE: Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis | The Washington Post - Jan. 29, 2010
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