Business: More Earnings

One by one, industry's biggest corporations stepped up last week to report sales and earnings for 1957's second quarter and first half. The results provided more evidence of the nation's economic health. From General Electric's President Ralph J. Cordiner came news of first-half profits of $127.8 million, the highest of any half year in G.E.'s history, a sales gain of 8% to $2.1 billion. International Business Machines' President Thomas J. Watson Jr. announced quarterly earnings of $21.3 million for another alltime peak, and more than the company's total annual revenues 25 years ago. Du Pont, Douglas Aircraft Co., Revlon, Mack Trucks...

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