Business & Finance: Higher

Increased electric power production and larger freight carloadings pushed TIME'S Index to 181.1 (estimated) in the Aug. 8 week, highest ever. The preceding week's final figure is 180.5. Production highlight was the steady climb in electric power production. In the Aug. 1 week output was a record 3.65 billion kw-hrs. v. 3.63 in the July 25 week, 3.46 in the June 27 week and 3.32 in the May 36 week. A month ago TIME'S Index stood at 177.4, a year ago at 161.4.

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