Exports: The Yankee Salesmen

While the economy is forging ahead at home, businessmen are again proving that the U.S. is a vigorous nation of Yankee traders. Exports are selling so well that Administration experts expect them to increase by $2 billion to a record $24 billion this year.

U.S. office accounting machines and computers are selling well in most of the world, particularly in Japan. A worldwide building boom is pushing up sales of earth-moving equipment; Caterpillar Tractor's first-quarter exports are up 17%. Because of increased mining activity, mainly in Canada, South America and Africa, export sales of the Denver Equipment Co., one of...

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