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Economy / Small Bus. #536008

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 19, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan's praise of small business in improving nation's employment noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) [SBA spokesperson James SANDERS - praises small business showings in 1983.] [Econ. Gar ALPEROVITZ - disagrees.] Small business' role in nation's economy and debate over effectiveness of Reagan's economy recovery program examined; President's position reviewed. [REAGAN - notes number new business in 1983; praises econ. recovery.] [Denny GROGAN - challenge's President's interpretation of "success"; cites his losses last year] Small business failures last year compared to rate during Great Depression. [ALPEROVITZ - claims Reagan policies have not helped small business as they have large corps.] Int. rates for small business compared to that for major company such as General Motors. [Nashville hair styling school owner Roger SCRUGGS - praises Reagan.] [Hardware store owner Bill NURSE - disagrees; explains.] Photo of Nurse with President shown.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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