The price pot simmered.

Prompted chiefly by the rise in steel, five more big steel-users boosted the prices of their products. In the auto industry, Packard announced increases ranging from $92 to $200 a car, Hudson from $45 to $95, and Nash from $95 to $168.40, while Kaiser-Frazer added $99 to the price of one model. Although its home laundry washers are now so plentiful that some retailers were offering them at one-third down and up to 15 months to pay, Bendix raised prices about $10 on each model.

Driven by unfavorably hot weather, corn prices rose again. September futures on...

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