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Economy: Unemployment, Economic Indicators / Bush / Layoffs #578399

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 01, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Unemployment and leading economic indicators figures for month cited.

(Washington: Irving R. Levine) Significance of these figures for the economy that may be heading for a double dip recession examined. [U.S. Chamber of Commerce Lawrence HUNTER, National Association of Realtors John TUCCILLO, economist Michael EVANS, unemployed clerk Gene MONDRUS, builder Irwin SPECTOR - talk about the economy.] Two possible solutions to the recession outlined.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Jim Miklaszewski) The politics of the economy featured; scenes shown of President Bush on the campaign trail in Dallas. [BUSH - blames Democrats in Congress.] Likelihood that Bush will sign a compromise bill to extend unemployment benefits noted. [Vice President Dan QUAYLE - comments.] [Senator Phil GRAMM - criticizes Democrats' un- American view of a class struggle.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Elkhart, IN: Mike Boettcher) Layoffs at one company in Elkhart, IN, cited as an example; scenes shown of Halloween party for departing employees. [Laid-off American Home Products worker Marilyn CARPER - says "we, the corporation," is running the US.] [Factory workers Dorothy PETER, WOMAN - comment.]

Levine, Irving R.;
Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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