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CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 27, 1978
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(Studio) .8% consumer price index increase for September reported; hsing. cost increases noted; index of retail price figs. mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) National Center for Economic Alternatives spokesperson Michael Mazerov's interpretation of government figs. noted. [MAZEROV - says figs. for most common expenditures indicate double-digit inflation.] [National Center for Econ. Alternatives director Gar ALPEROVITZ - says consumers can't live by government statistics.] Items holding down government consumer price index figs. noted.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Studio) .9% hsing. cost increase for September reported; prediction of new hsing. construction decrease next year noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York) Hsing. cost increases since 1971 listed; possible building materials savings for bleaders detailed. [Building contractor Martin GINSBURG - says people getting carpeting instead of hardwood floors now.] Complaints, lawsuits with regard to cheap building practices noted.

Brady, Ray;
Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed

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