WAR ECONOMY: Facts, Figures

Going Home. Since Jan.1, more than 16,000 of the 120,000 shipyard and war workers at Portland, Ore. have headed for home and jobs with more postwar security. Result: boomtown Portland reported last week that newspaper ads listing houses for sale had doubled in number, real estate prices had dropped sharply.

Bad News. Cuban experts estimated the island's sugar crop this year at 4.0 million tons v. 1944's outsized 5.7 million. Shocked by this news, U.S. sugar refineries planned to cut their operations. Candymakers and other industrial users looked for another cut in their...

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