Cash dividends of U.S. corporations in
September were $1,152,000,000, a fat 60% bigger than the same month
last year, the Commerce Department announced last week. For the first
eight months of this year, dividends averaged 8% greater than in 1949.
Thus the year-end total might be a record $7,500,000,000 compared to
1949's record of $6,453,000,000.
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