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Wholesale Prices #23196

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 09, 1973
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(Studio) Wholesale prices in 1972 rise 6.5%. Greater rise than before Nixon's econ. controls started. In December alone price index up 1.8%. Food prices rise 6.8% in December
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Weather and grain exports cited as main reason for high food prices. Livestock prices up 9.4%, grain up 21.1%, chicken prices up .8%, eggs up 16.9% this month Fruit and vegetable prices down 5.1%. Raw agriculture prices so far exempt from economy controls. This may change.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

(Studio) White House says will not extend controls to farm products. Will allow farmers to plant more and will import more food.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Tucker, Lem

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