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Economy: Poverty, The Consumer, Credit, Interest Rates, Public Works #137115

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 26, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on Americans living in poverty cited.

(Boulder, Colorado: Tom Foreman) State of the economy for consumers examined; case of one family cited. [Denver schoolteacher and wife Donald and Barbara McGREGOR - talk about their economic lifestyle.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Unemployment benefits claims noted.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Reluctance of banks to lend money to businesses featured; details given of the impact of the credit crunch. [Builder Tom LAPOVITZ, Bank of Boston Wayne AYERS, economist Edward HYMAN - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher said calling on Federal Reserve Board to lower interest rates to generate business.

(Washington: Stephen Aug) Push by Democrats for public works programs to end the recession featured. [Senator Paul SARBANES - comments.] [MOSBACHER, economist David WYSS - talk about interest rates.]

Aug, Stephen;
Foreman, Tom;
Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter

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