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NBC Evening News for Friday, May 21, 1976
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(Studio) Cost of living up .4% in April. Govt. econs. call increase moderate. Food prices responsible. Consumer prices for past year incrd. more than .06%.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Fruits, vegetables and dairy products prices up; some meat prices up. Consumer price index for February, March and April compared. Home appliances could increase in price, as could everything carried by truck drivers. Higher prices may result from labor negotiations involving the construction, auto and rubber inds.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Akron, Ohio) Striking rubber worker and his family featured. [Mrs. BUTASH - says food prices higher; need higher pay.] [John BUTASH - says workers stressing catching up.] [Firestone negotiator John ZIMMERMAN - says unrealistic settlement could result in inflation.] [President Rubber Workers Peter BOMMARITO - says workers entitled to catch-up pay and protection for cost of living rises.]
REPORTER: Brian Ross

Chancellor, John;
Levine, Irving R.;
Ross, Brian

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