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Economy / Stimulus Package / Stocks #890907

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 17, 2008
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) Signs of an economic recession examined; details given of proposals for a stimulus package and criticism that the administration was slow to act; the drop in home construction cited. [Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben BERNANKE – justifies a tax rebate.] [CNBC senior economic reporter Steve LIESMAN†- suggests business incentives.] [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI – says we want to instill consumer confidence.] [In August 2007, President BUSH – says it appears we’re headed for a soft landing.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Studio: Erin Burnett) The plunge in the stock market due to worry about the economy featured; figures cited.

Williams, Brian;
Gregory, David;
Burnett, Erin

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