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Economy: Stock Market / Optimism #937604

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 13, 2009
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(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.

(White House: Savannah Guthrie) President Obama's effort to set a reassuring tone on the economy featured; details given about optimistic trends; scenes shown of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in England to push world leaders to enact stimulus packages; statement from World Bank president Robert Zoellick† quoted. [OBAMA – says we’re going to get through this.] [National Economic Council chairman Larry SUMMERS††- comments on establishing confidence.] The drop in the trade deficit and China’s concern about its assets noted. [CNBC’s Steve LIESMAN††- says there have been a few reasons for limited optimism.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says there is no safer investment than the United States.]

(Studio: Ann Curry) Stock Market Report.

(New York Stock Exchange: Trish Regan) The rally in the stock market fueled by good news about the banking sector and a rise in consumer confidence featured.

Curry, Ann;
Guthrie, Savannah;
Regan, Trish

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