STATE OF BUSINESS: Facts & Figures, Nov. 17, 1947

Crisis Crimped? Office of Defense Transportation Director J. M. Johnson announced that freight-car production in October reached a postwar peak of 8,394. He hopes that the goal of 10,000 cars a month, scheduled for September, might be reached this month. Reversing a three-year trend, the U.S. in the last two months has built more cars than have been scrapped.

Stock Tunes. The New York Stock Exchange, "in the interest of encouraging sound investment and responsible ownership of securities," will sponsor its first radio program, a weekly 55 minutes of "good" musical recordings (on Manhattan's highbrow WQXR), beginning the end...

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