Facts & Figures, Nov. 22, 1948

Counted Out. General Electric, two of its subsidiaries and three officials were fined a total of $56,000 by a U.S. district court for conspiring to control world markets in hard-metal alloys during the '30s (TIME, Oct. 18). The court turned down a recommendation of six-month jail terms for two officials "because of their distinguished services to the Government during the war."

Barnbuster. In its next-to-final count, the Department of Agriculture estimated that this year's corn crop would reach 3,649,510,000 bushels—82 million more than was estimated a month ago, 320 million more than the first forecast this year. 12% more than...

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