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Economy: GDP #919634

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 30, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) GDP figures for the last quarter of 2008 cited; statement from President Obama quoted. Reports introduced.

(Montclair, New Jersey: Betsy Stark) The impact of the economic problems on cities like Montclair, New Jersey, reviewed.

(Illinois: Barbara Pinto) The stalling of the economy in the Midwest linked to the auto industry problems reviewed; details given of job layoffs at Caterpillar.

(San Francisco: Laura Marquez) California's financial problems reviewed; details given about the coming suspension of government payments, including student aid, child care and programs for the disabled and elderly.

Gibson, Charles;
Stark, Betsy;
Pinto, Barbara;
Marquez, Laura

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