INDUSTRY: The Shortage's Losers and Winners

Investors, economists and industrial planners always had to weigh a bewildering number of factors in gauging which industries are likely to prosper and which may decline. Now they have a new imponderable of overpowering importance to consider: how much fuel each business will be apportioned under the Government's allocation plans. President Nixon has already ordered a variety of cuts in fuel distributed to industry generally, but priorities for doling out the remaining supplies among businessmen scrambling for them have not been worked out in detail.

At stake in the decision are not...

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