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Economy: Trade Deficit #562262

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(NYC: Mike Jensen) Impact of United States trade deficit figs. featured; details given, scenes shown. [London, England, Barclays Bank spokesperson Richard HILL - comments on surge in United States exports.] Nature of increase in American exports detailed. [Houston, Texas, port official Jim PUGH - comments on situation.] Dollar's decline and export figs. graphed. Millions of jobs noted resulting from dollar and export situation. [Undersecretary of Commerce Robert ORTNER - warns of imported inflation.] Imported goods noted becoming more expensive. Econs. quoted with regard to United States trade deficit.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan quoted with regard to planned veto of protectionist trade bill.

Brokaw, Tom;
Jensen, Mike

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