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(Studio) Gross national product for last quarter reported
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Atlanta, Georgia) Impact of consumer spending on gross national product and activity of specific categories examined. [Mall manager Jeff WElL - notes consumer optimism.] Related statistics outlined on screen, discussed. [WOMAN - comments.] [Cadillac dealer Bill SEROYER - notes customers' lack of complaints about economy] [Mary RICHARDSON - paid cash for new Cadillac.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
(Studio) President Reagan's praise of Commerce Department's report outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Statistics used by Reagan to back up his claim that unemployment is improving said in error; details examined. [REAGAN - asserts that majority of unemployed have been so for only short period of time.] Bureau of Labor Statistics' different analysis of situation outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Ray Brady
- Brady, Ray;
- Hall, Bruce;
- Rather, Dan
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