Business & Finance: Figures

Having completed its annual survey of national prosperity, the U. S. Department of Commerce last week published many a statistic indicative of growth in U. S. financial stability and purchasing power. The Department found that U. S. households have purchased 1,250,000 electric refrigerators, 5,500,000 washing machines. 13,000,000 radio sets in the last ten years. There were 24,700,000 pupils in U. S. public schools, 767,000 in U. S. colleges. More than $320,000,000,000 was deposited in U. S. banks. Since 1880 U. S. population has doubled. U. S. wage earners have trebled, U. S. wealth...

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