Facts & Figures, Mar. 15, 1948

Bait. As propaganda against the 75% import tax on U.S. films, Hollywood was showing British audiences trailers of coming attractions that Britons won't be able to see. Cried a member of Parliament last week: "[The Government should] prevent this method of agitating for a change in our fiscal policy."

Chipped. E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. sweetened the market for a new 40,000-share common stock issue by announcing a record gross of $795,538,075 in 1947, a 20% increase over 1946. Net profits after taxes were $120,009,760, up 6%. Du Pont worried about "excessive construction costs" in its expansion program,...

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