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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(New York: Mike Jensen) Current economic situation featured. Elimination of jobs due to shutdown of Midway Airlines, merger of ChemicalBank and Manufacturers Hanover reported. [Former Midway EMPLOYEE - comments.] Figures on weekly unemployment benefits claims, monthly retail sales, consumer prices and wholesale prices outlined on screen. [Shoe store EMPLOYEE - comments on Christmas sales.] Fruit and vegetable prices noted falling last month. [SHOPPER - comments.] Analysts reported saying the economy is likely to remain sluggish for months.
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Jensen, Mike
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