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Economy: Jobs #1003933

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 03, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Chicago: John Yang) The jump in layoffs examined; job cuts at 5 big companies and findings of a National Small Business Assn. survey of business owners cited. [Challenger Gray and Christmas CEO John CHALLENGER†- says these big layoffs are reducing job security and consumer confidence.] [Brownies Hardware owner Steve CORNELL††- worries about funding his payroll.] [Former NSBA president Keith ASHMUS†- notes individuals are not spending because businesses are not hiring.] [Unemployed Sharon TETRO‡- comments on her unemployment benefits running out.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The record number of people relying on food stamps and the surge in food stamp use in Alabama reported; figures cited.

Williams, Brian;
Yang, John

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