RUBBER: Into the Billion-Dollar League

Up to now, U.S. industry's billion-dollar sales league (TIME, May 7) has included no rubber company. Last week Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. qualified on the basis of its first-half sales of $544,642,341, the biggest in its history. Goodyear also chalked up an alltime record net of $20,685,820 after taxes, a gain of 73% over IO'S first half.

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