Business: State of Trade

BUSINESS & FINANCE

Facts & figures on the nation's business made exciting reading last week. Because for the corresponding week a year ago the bank moratorium was about to engulf the U. S. and most trade teetered close to a standstill, the weekly indices showed enormous gains. But even discounting that factor, anyone with half an eye could see that the usual spring rise was accelerating at more than a seasonal pace. Car loadings were 26.6% above last year, 5.4% above the week before and, for the first time, topped the corresponding week of...

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