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Economy / Christmas Sales #502584

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 22, 1979
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(Studio) 1979 said worst inflation year since World War II. Labor Department figs. cited. Effect on retail sales detailed.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(NYC) Sales said slightly up in New York City especially cosmetics and sensible clothing. [MAN - announces sale on furs.] Small shops said hard hit [Sidewalk MERCHANT - is philosophical.]
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy

(No location given) Negative report given of Detroit. Effect of transit strike on Chicago sales noted Suburban sales analyzed. [SHOPPERS - note lack of funds.] Econ. said strong in Des Moines, Iowa.
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil

(Los Angeles, California) Los Angeles sales said up, due to inflation. Pre- Christmas sales noted. Warm weather said factor.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff

McCarthy, Lee;
O'Neil, Roger;
Savitch, Jessica;
Sternoff, Bill

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