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Economy #500390

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 1978
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(Studio) Encouraging economy news about inflation and consumer prices and discouraging news about trade deficit in July noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Details about trade deficit given. Outlook described. Possible effect on dollar values abroad stated.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Dollar devaluation overseas reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Studio) July consumer price figs. noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Drops in clothing and food prices, affected by season, reported Exs. of ea., at New York City Korvette and A&P stores, respectively, given. Expected price increases with fall season noted.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Boston, Massachusetts) Econ. workshop held at govs. conf., with President Carter's anti-inflation adviser Robert Strauss as guest speaker, reported Govs. discussion of government as major creator of inflation noted. [SC Governor James EDWARDS - calls for more productivity. Says it can be done if government regulations will be removed.] Strauss' response to this stated. [STRAUSS - describes difficulty in getting business to give vol. response in fighting inflation.]
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy

(Studio) Incr. in gasoline costs from beginning of summer to Labor Day wkend., as surveyed by American Auto. Association, reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Levine, Irving R.;
McCarthy, Lee;
Savitch, Jessica

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