Business & Finance: Current Situation: Sep. 7, 1925

Labor Day—conventional beginning of the fall business season— is now at hand, and there is little reason to question the prophecies made earlier in the year as to prosperity during the remainder of the year.

Production rate in the basic industries during July was 2% over June and 20% over July, 1924, and there is little doubt that August has maintained this favorable showing. While crop production generally has fallen off, agricultural prices are up considerably, and rural prosperity in most parts of the country seems assured. Freight traffic in the railroads is both...

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