Business & Finance: The Government's Week: Sep. 19, 1938

Last week the U. S. Government did the following for and to U. S. Business:

¶ Began an investigation of public stockyards. On its own initiative the Interstate Commerce Commission set out to determine whether the services of stockyards in loading and unloading livestock carried by railroads in interstate commerce made the stockyards subject to ICC rulings.

¶ Suspended a WPA survey of marketing laws. Actively launched two months ago (TIME, July 11), this estimated $2,000,000 job was conceived before the Monopoly Investigation was started. Pending action of the Monopoly Investigation, which is now considering a survey of marketing laws, WPAdministrator...

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