Business: State of Trade

That breezy little Scot B. (for Bertie) C. (Charles) Forbes went back to 1928 to find anything like it, but the nation's storekeepers were glad to chant: "The best holiday trade since 1930." Christmas shopping in Washington started ten days earlier and was 30%, ahead of last year. Two big Atlanta department stores reported their business up 25%. In Memphis and Dallas there were merchants who were rubbing their hands over 50%, increases. Toy buying in Chicago was the best since boom days. And sober...

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