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Economy / Slowdown #632981

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 18, 2000
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Anne Thompson) Evidence of an economic slowdown examined; details given of slow holiday sales, layoffs at several major companies, including Gillette and Aetna and a decline in industrial production. [Two MEN - talk about waiting for a sale and deals.] [Pier One SALESPERSON - says sales are bringing in customers.] [A.G. Edwards STRATEGIST - says there has been a soft landing so far.]

(Chicago: Jim Avila) Low profits for auto companies in spite of high vehicle sales reported; details given of the drop in DaimlerChrysler stock. [Magazine editor Csaba CSERE - says it is a scary time.] [BankOne economist Diane SWONK - comments.]

NOTE: Names of people on screen not visible during snowbird weather report.

Avila, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom;
Thompson, Anne

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