NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Stock Market Report.
(New York: Anne Thompson) Loss in the stock market due to uncertainty of investors featured; details given about growing fears about the economy and questionable corporate accounting practices by Qwest Communications. [Morgan Stanley Byron WIEN- says investor confidence has broken down.] [Wells Capital Management James PAULSEN- says economic recovery is not coming back.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(White House: Campbell Brown) Judicial Watch’s lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney, Halliburton energy company & Arthur Andersen accounting firm for fraudulent accounting detailed; details given of lawsuit’s claims and Democrats’ reaction; videotape shown of Cheney endorsing Arthur Andersen. [Judicial Watch president Tom FITTON- says it is in the public interest that the vice president is beyond reproach.] Halliburton’s response quoted. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER- says the suit is without merit.] [Political analyst Stuart ROTHENBERG- says the lawsuit returns the focus to the domestic arena for Democrats.]