Business: Deals: Mar. 31, 1930

Mail Order. Rumored and vigorously denied last week: that Sears, Roebuck & Co. will merge with its biggest and bitterest competitor, Montgomery Ward & Co. To tales that Sears, Roebuck's General Robert E. Wood and Montgomery Ward's George Bain Everitt have been engaged in conferences, General Wood stated: "We had luncheon together several times and have discussed certain things of mutual interest, hut if there is any trend toward consolidation I do not know about it." Wall Street cynics read the denial, remarked that a problem of mutual interest must be how to...

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