Facts & Figures, Dec. 3, 1945

Body Blow. The General Motors strike (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) knocked the wind out of the stock market. In three days, the Dow-Jones industrial averages dropped 5.71 points. G.M. fell 3^ points to 70-3-; Chrysler dropped 5^ to 126^ before the market caught its breath ana steadied.

Sail Ho! By year's end, the U.S. will again be importing commodities from the troubled Netherlands East Indies. The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in New York announced that the first cargoes will include: tapioca, spices, varnish gums, essential oils, hides & skins.

F.O.B. U.S.S.R. Russia is priming...

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