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Economy: Hard Times / Obama Transition #910797

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 08, 2008
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(New York: Trish Regan) The problems for American automakers, who are running out of time and money, featured; details given about why sales are down. [CNBC Phil LeBEAU†- cites the domino effect if one company goes bankrupt.] [Economic Cycle Research Inst. Lakshman ACTUTHAN†- talks about the consumer.] [Phoenix job seeker Valerie KLEIN - comments on her job situation.] [Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul KRUGMAN - says the economy is on life support.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Savannah Guthrie) The approach of President-elect Barack Obama's team to the economic crisis featured; details given about the possibility Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will be asked to stay on. [In radio address, OBAMA - wants to ensure we hit the ground running on January 20.] [On Friday, OBAMA - says we need to get it right.] Photos of the Obama family on election night shown. The chances of a second stimulus package before January 20 discussed.

Holt, Lester;
Regan, Trish;
Guthrie, Savannah

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