DIVIDENDS: The Pay-Off

Cash dividend payments by U.S. corporations during the first five months of 1951 hit a record $2.5 billion, about 11% higher than a year ago. Other income is rising even faster: U.S. personal income (including wages, salaries, farm income, etc.) rose to an annual rate of $246 billion in the first five months of this year, 14% better than the same period in 1950.

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