Survey shows distributor sales reps could become "less necessary" in future.
Day: February 28, 2017
BEA estimates GDP rose 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter.
Index improved in February to 114.8, from 111.6 in January.
Raw materials price index increased 23 percent.
Fourth-quarter sales down 3.8 percent to $185.5 million.
Fourth-quarter sales down 4.2 percent year-over-year.
Fourth-quarter sales up 6.3 percent year-over-year.