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Economy: Unemployment / Housing / GM Comeback #1017314

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Statistics on unemployment claims, housing construction and profits for General Motors cited.

(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The hiring burst in California examined; the rise in retail sales and hiring in the apparel industry and statistics on job losses cited. [Newly hired Johnny QUINTERO‡- reacts to his new job.] [Black Halo owner Laurel BERMAN†- says there are great, qualified people looking for work.] [Beacon Economics Christopher THORNBERG†- notes the top level growth is spilling down to the workers.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(New York: Anthony Mason) The increase in housing sales featured; map shown with statistics cited; details given about the drop in prices, mortgage rates and inventories. [Real estate agent Ali MAMAR‡– says the pickup is happening naturally.] [Home buyer Robert KATZ‡- says he’s trying to catch a great deal.]

Pelley, Scott;
Tracy, Ben;
Mason, Anthony

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