Business: Week's Statistic: Dec. 15, 1930

-8.3%. When National Casket Co. made its annual report, its president said that the deathrate is always lower during a period of depression (TIME, Sept 5). Last week Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. reported that for the first ten months of 1930 the deathrate among its 19,000,000 policy holders ran 8.3% below 1929.

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