The Press: Wholesale Prices

The index of wholesale prices compiled by the U. S. Department of Labor for August reveals an advance to 149.7, compared with 147 for July, and 145 for June, 1924. Of the nine subindex numbers, four advanced, two declined, and three remained unchanged from the previous month. Farm products rose from 141 in July to 145 in August; food advanced from 138 to 144; cloths and clothing from 188 to 190; and chemicals and drugs from 127 to 130. On the other hand, fuel and lighting fell from 173 to 170, and miscellaneous from...

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