Business & Finance: Dullness & Horseplay

The great exchanges of the U. S. last week lacked natural stimulants. On the Chicago Board of Trade the energy building grains, limited not only to 4¢ and 5¢ daily fluctuations, but also forbidden (by a rule good until Aug. 15) to fall below their July 31 closing levels, floundered ineffectually. September wheat meandered between a top of $1.02 and the stated minimum, 92⅛¢. September corn wandered between 57¢ and its stated minimum, 49⅜¢. September pig bellies swelled up occasionally to $7 but flopped back on their minimum, $6.50. From similar listlessness, begotten...

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