Business: Carter Takes On Inf lation-At Last

Small but concrete steps are meant to set a federal example

This week, barring a last-minute change of plans, President Jimmy Carter was to make his first substantive statement about an issue that suddenly has become the nation's No. 1 worry: inflation. In a speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Washington, Carter was also to discuss some of the nation's other pressing economic problems: energy and the fall in value of the dollar overseas. But the stress was to be on combatting the rise in prices that threatens to undermine all the achievements of the Administration in promoting economic...

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