STATE OF BUSINESS: Facts & Figures, Feb. 9, 1948

Durable Boom. The Federal Reserve Board reported that its index of industrial production dropped slightly from a postwar peak of 192 in November to 191 in December. Despite the general decline, however, durable goods continued to advance; steel, autos, and freight cars reached new peaks.

Dignity, Inc. In Philadelphia, used car dealers solemnly agreed to ban the use of such names as "More Money Max" and "Top DollarJoe" as out of keeping with the industry's "desire to maintain a dignified attitude."

Confusion, Ltd. Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), a holding company, and its operating subsidiary, Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, made it...

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