Business: State of the Nation

Dun and Bradstreet, merged three weeks ago. last week published their second combined Weekly Review. At the head of "Dun's Industrial Indices" the first item was this:

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Bank Clearings


Not alone were bank clearings missing from important indices by which businessmen are accustomed to gauge the state of business. All stock exchanges and most commodity exchanges (except livestock and other perishables) failed to function. Businessmen searching for straws in every wind last week...

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