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Economy #501152

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 24, 1979
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(Studio) 1978 consumer price index increases noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details of cost of living increases in 1978 given. President Carter's goals for bringing inflation down reported.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Strike in lettuce fields of West stated to indicate higher lettuce prices.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Imperial Valley, California) Details given about strike by United Farm Workers in California and Arizona lettuce fields. Most growers in California's Imperial Valley noted to have contracts with United Farm Workers rather than Teamsters; United Farm Workers refusal to abide by Carter administration wage/price guidelines reported Higher lettuce prices due to crop damage from weather mentioned; predictions of lettuce shortage stated.
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

(Studio) Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland's comments about 1979 food price increases and farmers' incomes noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Levine, Irving R.;
Lewis, Meredith

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