Business: Coming & Going

The right wheels of the U. S. Government may know what its left wheels are doing, but sometimes they may prefer to roll in the opposite direction. Last year the Federal Trade Commission cracked down on Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. because of a contract whereby the big mail-order house got fat discounts on its huge tire orders from Goodyear. Dubbing this price discrimination which would tend to undercut other tire dealers and drive them out of business, the FTC ordered cancelation of the contract, which was done...

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