EARNINGS: How They Did

By the end of last week nine-tenths of the big U. S. corporations had published their 1939 earnings. Totted up, they were roughly twice 1938's earnings, the same as 1937's, a third less than 1929's. For 874 corporations, total earnings minus total losses amounted to $1,640,424,000.

>Coca-Cola Co. netted its sixth consecutive all-time record, $27,230,374.73, on an all-time record volume.

>Before Consolidated Aircraft Corp. could go to work on its order backlogs ($42,141,694 at 1939's end, $49,000,000 now), it had to take time out for engineering, retooling. Result: curtailed production for...

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