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Economy #553635

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 13, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Irving R. Levine) Consumer spending in Boston, Massachusetts, area featured. [Lechmere's department store Elaine RICCI - says sales are down on expensive items.] [MAN - says his family is planning to spend less in the future.] Houston, Texas's depressed economy and spending trends there discussed. [AABC Appliances Bill BLACKWOOD - says appliances are a necessity.] Chicago, Illinois, auto sales reported down. [Hanley Dawson Cadillac Doug EKMAN - says stock market caused drop in sales &describes particular customer.] [Econ. Michael EVANS - says Christmas sales will be down.] Retailers noted having sales to encourage spending. Optimistic anecdote quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Levine, Irving R.

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