Business & Finance: Trustbusting or Trustbunk?

Last week, the U. S. Senate adopted a resolution directing the Federal Trade Commission to undertake an investigation of the General Electric Co. to determine whether it and its subsidiaries have acquired a monopoly or exercise a control in restraint of trade. Another resolution was adopted providing for an investigation of the American Tobacco Co. to determine similar facts and also whether there was a conspiracy to boycott tobacco growers' cooperatives. Senator Trammell of Florida proposed an inquiry into the rise in gasoline prices. A proposal has been made for an investigation in...

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