A Letter From The Publisher: Dec. 28, 1962

IN the last week of the year, in the interval between the Christmas swirl and the New Year's resolves, comes the week of finishing up and summing up: inventory time. We are addicted to the habit too. One TIME institution at this season is the year-end business review. We try to make it more than a review, a fresh assembling of facts and seeking of opinions. Our aim is to provide in one article both a brief summary of the recent past with an indication of what is to come. For this week's survey, our reporters in the field filed 250,000...

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