CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 01, 1976
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(Studio) Econ. was subject of meeting between Carter and group of economy advisers in Plains, Georgia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Plains, Georgia) Group incls. Alice Rivlin of Congress Budget Office, former Labor Secretary John Dunlop, Brookings Institution representatives Arthur Okun and Chas. Schultze and Walter Heller. Carter will probably choose top economy staff members from those in group. [Press secretary Jody POWELL - says Carter believes news from group shows economy worse than Carter had said in campaign.] Powell says statements don't mean country heading for recession and that Carter still feels there's not much he can do with regard to steel price hikes except express concern. Earlier, Vice President-elect Walter Mondale commented on steel price hike. [MONDALE - says prices increase now at time when public has difficulty asserting interest in pricing policies.] Carter shows up at warehse. with Cyrus Vance, who's believed to be in line for position of either Secretary of Defense or State, but neither will comment on subject.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
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