ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 2003
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: Betsy Stark) The unexpectedly good GDP quarter examined; statistics cited on business spending & consumer spending; details given about continuing job losses. [Advertising EXECUTIVE, home fixer Therese KENNEDY - talk spending.] [JP Morgan economist Bruce KASMAN, Goldman Sachs economist Ed McKELVEY- cite the tax cut.] The importance of worker productivity & how more jobs could be created discussed.
(Washington: Peter Jennings) The reaction of the administration to the GDP figures presented. [In Columbus, Ohio, President BUSH - says the tax relief is working.]
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The question of whether the economy is turning around with the weakness in the job market examined. [In Chicago, two SHOPPERS; in Georgetown, South Carolina, US Steelworkers James SANDERSON, unemployed Devon MARTIN; in Canton, Ohio, laid-off machinist Jim GREATHOUSE - worry about jobs.] [Northern Trust Bank economist Paul KASRIEL- comments on the cruel ways.]
(Washington: Peter Jennings) Stock Market Report.