Business & Finance: Current Situation: Feb. 18, 1924

Business has not yet clearly and as a whole shown any tendency to improve. Conditions are still "spotty," with some industries going ahead in fine style, while others hang in the doldrums or even grow worse. The iron and steel trade, the oils and the sugars have shown the most improvement; automobile companies also feel themselves on firmer ground. But the fertilizers, the textile trade, and the leathers are still uncertainties. Yet there is little fear that the difficulties recently experienced in the Northwest will speed East, and a considerable body of...

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