Business & Finance: January Jitters

When a strong man is recovering from a long, severe illness he is likely to be something of a hypochondriac, waiting with great eagerness for the slightest symptoms of relapse. Last week U. S. business seemed to be working itself into a similar state. There was much head-wagging over a slowing of the business pace. A December increase in world copper stocks, breaking a year-old trend, was eyed suspiciously. The automobile industry came in for a few black looks (see p. 52). And for the first time in a month, the stockmarket...

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