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Economy: Unemployment Benefits #1057377

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 28, 2013
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(Studio: Lster Holt) Report introduced.

(New York: Kristen Welker) The impact of Congress failing to renew long-term unemployment insurance benefits that was left out of the recent budget deal examined; statistics cited; details given about Republican opposition to an extension. [Couple Delores SIRIANI‡, Fred SCHAEFFER‡- worry about money.] [Economic Policy Inst. vice president Ross EISENBREY†- cites a ripple effect on the economy.] A statement from a spokesman for Speaker of the House John Boehner quoted and a cable TV ad from Democrats shown. [CNBC's John HARWOOD†- talks about an extension and how to fund it.]

Holt, Lster;
Welker, Kristen

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