Corporations: Putting Facts Together

To stock analysts, economists and businessmen, Standard & Poor's yellow financial reports on 1,800 U.S. corporations are as familiar as the daily news papers. S. & P. is so thorough that it even turns out a report on S. & P., modestly describing itself as "one of the leading organizations in the U.S. publishing financial information and advice and providing investment counseling services." Last week S. & P. President Fred erick A. Stahl announced that his company will merge with McGraw-Hill, the largest U.S. publisher of trade journals and technical books, in a combine that will greatly expand...

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