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NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 19, 1976
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(Studio) Cost of living up .1% in February; smallest monthly increase in 4 years Inflation rate for 12 mos. was 6.3% in February
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Food prices down 1.5%. Beef prices down 3.8%; poultry prices down 2.9%. Hospital charges up 1.5%; doctors fees up 1.3%. Gasoline prices down 1.5%. Gasoline prices may be incrd. next month Good economy news expected to bring votes for President Ford.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Federal Reserve Bd. Chairperson Arthur Burns says if unemployment stays high, government should be the employer as last resort. Says government wages should be unattractive.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Levine, Irving R.

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