OPINION: Postwar Prospects

How do the top executives and directors of U.S. business view their postwar prospects? In its May issue FORTUNE reports these answers to its latest Management questionnaire:

¶51.2% think prospects for their own companies will be better than before the war, 36.8% think they will be about the same, only 8.5% expect to be worse off.

¶30.1% expect to open up some new line of business or of products.

¶59.1% say that their companies would benefit directly or indirectly from an increase in foreign trade.

¶Only 30.9% see good prospects for foreign trade if there is no international...

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