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Economy / Hershey Bars / Carter Plans / Steel Truckers Strike Threat #51575

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 10, 1978
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(Studio) Planned increase in price of Hershey's chocolate candy bar noted. Question of whether increase is within President Carter's recent price guidelines mentioned.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Hershey, Pennsylvania) Details given about Hershey's method of increase price and size of candy bar; figs. on increase percentage noted. [Company chief executive officer William DEARDEN - defends price increase] Rising prices of cocoa beans, grown entirely in Africa and South American, reported to be major reasons for chocolate price increase price guideline provisions outlined. potential for their success or failure detailed.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

(Studio) President Carter's plan to veto beef import restriction bill and announce new grain set-aside policy, in connection with his anti-inflation plan, noted. Threat to steel industry economy with possible wkend. strike by Fraternal Association of Steel Haulers stated. Film shown. Affected areas said to be IN, New York, Pennsylvania and Alabama. Teamster's Union statement that it will ignore strike call reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Cordtz, Dan;
Robinson, Max

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