THE ECONOMY: Happy Day

The retail price average, which has been creeping up ever since February, finally fell during the four weeks between mid-August and mid-September—but not so much that a housewife could notice it. The Government's retail price index (in which 100 represents the price average between 1935 and 1939) dropped three-tenths of a percentage point—from 191.1 to 190.8.

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