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Economy: Stimulus Package #883002

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 17, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The latest signs of the troubled economy noted; Stock Market Report.

(Studio: Betsy Stark) The push for a stimulus package in response to the economy examined; details given of the support from Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke††, suggestions for food stamps, unemployment benefits, tax rebates and tax relief for businesses. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI, White House spokesman Tony FRATTO†, BERNANKE - comment on the economy.] [Brookings Inst. economist Doug ELMENDORF†- speculates on a boost from the rebate.] The prospects of a large infusion of capital into the hands of consumers and the continuing barrage of bad economic news discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Betsy

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