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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are sitting down at this hour with congressional leaders to discuss the widening economic crisis. Stock prices rebounded sharply today. That followed a report the administration has a new plan to contain the crisis. NPR's Jim Zarroli has more.

 

Media outlets reported that Paulson was talking to congressional leaders about a new credit facility to absolve the bad mortgage debt that's now plaguing the economy. It would be similar to the Resolution Trust Corporation, the body created to help clean up the savings and loan crisis in the late 80's and early 90's. Treasury Department Officials refused to comment. Trying to create such an entity now could present problems. It's unlikely Congress could approve it before the end of the year. And if it tried and failed, it might hurt confidence in the economy. But the reports of the Paulson proposal sent stock prices soaring. The major stock indexes were up sharply with the Standard & Poor's 500 up 4.3%. Jim Zarroli, NPR News New York.

 

On Wall Street the Dow gained 410 points today. The NASDAQ added 100 points. The S&P 500 was up 50 points.

 

Comments by Republican candidate John McCain that if he were in the Oval Office, he would fire the head of Securities and Exchange Commission led to a quick statement from the White House, defending SEC Chairman Christopher Cox today. McCain told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that federal regulators were asleep at the switch and failed to exercise adequate oversight of Wall Street. The Arizona senator also called for new Mortgage and Financial Institutions Trust to work with regulators in the private sector to strengthen financial institutions. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, meanwhile campaigning in New Mexico today, when asked by a reporter about McCain's comments, said "what we ought to do is fire the economic policies of George Bush."

 

McCain campaign says the husband of Governor Sarah Palin will not obey a subpoena in a state ethics inquiry. NPR's Martin Kaste has more.

 

Last week, an Alaska state senate committee subpoenaed Todd Pailin and 12 others to give evidence in trooper gate. That's the investigation into whether Governor Palin inappropriately tried to have her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state troopers. Investigators had planned to talk to Todd Palin on Friday but McCain's spokesman Taylor Griffin says that won't happen. "As long as this investigation does not meet the standards of non-partisanship, under which it was originally set up, it would be foolish for the Governor to participate in that." Investigation was started in July by a mostly Republican legislative council and Governor Palin agreed to cooperate at the time. But the McCain campaign says that's no longer possible because the process has become politicized. Martin Kaste, NPR News.

 

Crude oil futures moved higher today. The near month contract for benchmark crude was up $0.72 a barrel to end the session at $97.88 a barrel.

 

This is NPR News.

 

In California, regulators say they've now issued a temporary order that would ban train operators from using cell phones while on duty. The move by the California Public Utilities Commission comes less than one week after a deadly head-on collision between a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in Southern California that left 25 people dead and dozens of others hurt. Federal officials have confirmed that on the day of the crash, the Metrolink engineer was text-messaging with his cell phone while on duty. It's not clear whether that was the case at the time of the crash last Friday.

 

US Food and Drug Administration spelled out today how it intends to regulate genetically engineered animals that could be used as food or possibly as living pharmaceutical factories. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

 

The FDA says it considers DNA inserted into an animal during genetic engineering a drug. So first the agency would ask if it's safe for the animal. If it is, the FDA will then look at animals intended for human consumption and see if they meet current food safety standards. The agency says it will also consider environmental issues such as whether engineered salmon could escape and cause ecological problems by breeding with native populations. A consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interests, says the regulations are a good start but adds that the process may not be transparent enough to reassure people about the safety of food from genetically engineered animals. Currently no engineered animals are approved as food. The agency is accepting comments about its proposed regulations for the next 60 days. Richard Harris, NPR News, Washington.

 

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has moved in to take advantage of some of the market turmoil. Buffett, through his Berkshire-Hathaway holding company, announced his MidAmerican Energy Holdings has reached a deal to buy Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group for 4.7 billion dollars in cash and stock. It's about half what the company was worth just a week ago.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are sitting down at this hour with congressional leaders to discuss the widening economic crisis. Stock prices rebounded sharply today that followed reports the administration has a new plan to contain the crisis. NPR's Jim Zarroli has more.

Media outlets reported that Paulson was talking to congressional leaders about a new credit facility to absorb the bad mortgage debt that's now plaguing the economy. It would be similar to the resolution trust corporation. The body created to help clean up the savings and loan crisis in the late 80's and early 90's. Treasury Department Officials refused to comment, trying to create such an entity now could present problems. It's unlikely congress could approve it before the end of the year. And David tried and failed might hurt confidence in the economy. But the reports of the policy proposals sent stock prices soaring. The major stock indexes were up sharply with the Standard & Poor's 500 up of 4.3%. Jim Zarroli, NPR News New York.

On Wall Street the Dow gained 410 points today. The NASDAQ added 100 points. The S&P 500 was up 50 points.

Comments by Republican candidate John McCain that if he were in the Oval Office he would fire the head of Securities and Exchange Commission little quick statement from the White House defending SEC Chairman Christopher Cox today. -- told a crowded Cedar Rapids, Iowa the federal regulators were asleep at the switch field exercise adequate oversight of Wall Street. Arizona senator also called for new mortgage and financial institutions trust work with regulators and the private sector to strengthen financial institutions. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama meanwhile campaigning in New Mexico today when asked by reporter about McCain's comments. So what we ought to do as far as the economic policies of George Bush. McCain campaign says the husband of Governor Sarah Palin will not obey a subpoena in a state ethics inquiry. NPR's Martin Kaste has more.

Last week in Alaska state senate committee subpoenaed Todd Pailin and twelve others to give evidence in trooper gate. That's the investigation into whether Governor Palin inappropriately tried to have her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state troopers. Investigators had planned to talk to Todd Palin on Friday but McCain spokesman Taylor Griffin says that won't happen.

"As long as this investigation does not needs the standards nonpartisanship. Under which was originally set up. It would be foolish for the governor to participate that."

The investigation was started in July by a mostly Republican legislative council and Governor Palin agreed to cooperate at the time. But the McCain campaign says that's no longer possible because the process has become politicized. Martin Kaste, NPR News.

Crude oil futures moved higher today than a month contract for benchmark crude was up $0.72 a barrel and the session $97.88 a barrel.

This is NPR News.

In California regulators say they've now issued a temporary order that would ban train operators from using cellphones while on duty. The move by the California Public Utilities Commission comes less than one week after a deadly head on collision between Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in Southern California and left 25 people dead and dozens of others hurt. Federal Officials have confirmed that on the day of the crash the Metrolink train engineer was text-messaging with a cellphone while on duty is not clear. That was the case at the time of the crash last Friday.

US Food and Drug Administration spoke out today how it intends to regulate genetically engineered animals that could be used as food or possibly is putting pharmaceutical factories. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

The FDA says it considers DNA inserted into an animal during genetic engineering a drug. So first the agents would ask if it's safe for the animal. If that is the FDA within look at animals intended for human consumption and see if they meet current food safety standards. The agency says it will also consider environmental issues such as whether engineered salmon could escape and cause ecological problems by breeding with native populations. A consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, says the regulations are a good start but adds that the process may not be transparent enough to reassure people about the safety of food from genetically engineered animals. Currently no engineered animals are approved as food. The agency is accepting comments about its proposed regulations for the next 60 days. Richard Harris, NPR News Washington.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has moved in to take advantage of some of the market turmoil. Buffett through his Berkshire Hathaway holding company announced his MidAmerican Energy Holdings has reached a deal to buy Baltimore based constellation energy group for 4.7 billion dollars in cash and stock. About half what the company was worth just a week ago.

I'm Jack Speer. NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are sitting down at this hour with congressional leaders to discuss the widening economic crisis. Stock prices rebounded sharply today that followed reports the administration has a new plan to contain the crisis. NPR's Jim Zarroli has more.

Media outlets reported that Paulson was talking to congressional leaders about a new credit facility to absorb/absolve the bad mortgage debt that's now plaguing the economy. It would be similar to the resolution trust corporation. The body created to help clean up the savings and loan crisis in the late 80's and early 90's. Treasury Department Officials refused to comment, trying to create such an entity now could present problems. It's unlikely congress could approve it before the end of the year. And David tried and failed might hurt confidence in the economy. But the reports of the policy/Paulson proposals sent stock prices soaring. The major stock indexes were up sharply with the Standard & Pool's 500 up of 4.3%. Jim Zarroli, NPR News New York.

On Wall Street the Dow gained 410 points today. The NASDAQ added 100 points. The S&P 500 was up 50 points.

Comments by Republican candidate John McCain that if he were in the Oval Office he would fire the head of Securities and Exchange Commission little/that would quick statement from the White House defending SEC Chairman Christopher Cox today. McCain told a crowded Cedar Rapids, Iowa the Federal regulators were asleep at the switch field exercise adequate oversight of Wall Street. Arizona Senator also called for new mortgage and financial institutions trust work with regulators and the private sector to strengthen financial institutions. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama meanwhile campaigning in New Mexico today when asked by reporter about McCain's comments. So what we ought to do as far as the economic policies of George Bush. McCain campaign says the husband of Governor Sarah Palin will not obey a subpoena in a state ethics inquiry. NPR's Martin Kaste has more.

Last week in Alaska state senate committee subpoenaed Todd Pailin and twelve others to give evidence in trooper gate. That's the investigation into whether Governor Palin inappropriately tried to have her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state troopers. Investigators had planned to talk to Todd Palin on Friday but McCain spokesman Taylor Griffin says that won't happen.

"As long as this investigation does not meet the standards of nonpartisanship,under which was originally set up. It would be foolish for the Governor to participate in that."

The investigation was started in July by a mostly Republican legislative council and Governor Palin agreed to cooperate at the time. But the McCain campaign says that's no longer possible because the process has become politicized. Martin Kaste, NPR News.

Crude oil futures moved higher today than near a month contract for benchmark crude was up $0.72 a barrel and the session $97.88 a barrel.

This is NPR News.

In California regulators say they've now issued a temporary order that would ban train operators from using cellphones while on duty. The move by the California Public Utilities Commission comes less than one week after a deadly head on collision between Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in Southern California and left 25 people dead and dozens of others hurt. Federal Officials have confirmed that on the day of the crash the Metrolink train engineer was text-messaging with a cellphone while on duty is not clear. That was the/a case at the time of the crash last Friday.

US Food and Drug Administration spoke out today how it intends to regulate genetically engineered animals that could be used as food or possibly is putting/living pharmaceutical factories. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

The FDA says it considers DNA inserted into an animal during genetic engineering a drug. So first the agents/agency would ask if it's safe for the animal. If that/it is the FDA within/will then look at animals intended for human consumption and see if they meet current food safety standards. The agency says it will also consider environmental issues such as whether engineered salmon could escape and cause ecological problems by breeding with native populations. A consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, says the regulations are a good start but adds that the process may not be transparent enough to reassure people about the safety of food from genetically engineered animals. Currently no engineered animals are approved as food. The agency is accepting comments about its proposed regulations for the next 60 days. Richard Harris, NPR News Washington.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has moved in to take advantage of some of the market turmoil. Buffett through his Berkshire Hathaway holding company announced his MidAmerican Energy Holdings has reached a deal to buy Baltimore based constellation energy group for 4.7 billion dollars in cash and stock. It’s about half what the company was worth just a week ago.

I'm Jack Speer. NPR News in Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are sitting down at this hour with congressional leaders to discuss the widening economic crisis. Stock prices rebounded sharply today that followed reports the administration has a new plan to contain the crisis. NPR's Jim Zarroli has more.

Media outlets reported that Paulson was talking to congressional leaders about a new credit facility to absolve the bad mortgage debt that's now plaguing the economy. It would be similar to the resolution trust corporation. The body created to help clean up the savings and loan crisis in the late 80's and early 90's. Treasury Department Officials refused to comment, trying to create such an entity now could
quick present problems. It's unlikely congress could approve it before the end of the year. And David tried and failed might hurt confidence in the economy. But the reports of the Paulson proposal sents stock prices soaring. The major stock indexes were up sharply with the Standard & Pool's 500 up of 4.3%. Jim Zarroli, NPR News New York.

On Wall Street the Dow gained 410 points today. The NASDAQ added 100 points. The S&P 500 was up 50 points.

Comments
, by Republican candidate John McCain, that if he were in the Oval Office he would fire the head of Securities and Exchange Commission that would quick statement from the White House defending SEC Chairman Christopher Cox today. McCain told a crowded Cedar Rapids, Iowa the Federal regulators were asleep at the switch field exercise adequate oversight of Wall Street. Arizona Senator also called for new mortgage and financial institutions trust work with regulators and the private sector to strengthen financial institutions. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, meanwhile campaigning in New Mexico today when asked by reporter about McCain's comments. So what we ought to do is fire / the economic policies of George Bush. McCain campaign says the husband of Governor Sarah Palin will not obey a subpoena in a state ethics inquiry. NPR's Martin Kaste has more.

Last week in Alaska state senate committee subpoenaed Todd Pailin and twelve others to give evidence in trooper gate. That's the investigation into whether Governor Palin inappropriately tried to have her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state troopers. Investigators had planned to talk to Todd Palin on Friday but McCain spokesman Taylor Griffin says that won't happen.

"As long as this investigation does not meet the standards of nonpartisanship, under which was originally set up. It would be foolish for the Governor to participate in that."

/ Investigation was started in July by a mostly Republican legislative council and Governor Palin agreed to cooperate at the time. But the McCain campaign says that's no longer possible because the process has become politicized. Martin Kaste, NPR News.

Crude oil futures moved higher today than near a month contract for benchmark crude was up $0.72 a barrel and the session $97.88 a barrel.

This is NPR News.

In California regulators say they've now issued a temporary order that would ban train operators from using cellphones while on duty. The move by the California Public Utilities Commission comes less than one week after a deadly head on collision between
a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in Southern California and left 25 people dead and dozens of others hurt. Federal Officials have confirmed that on the day of the crash the Metrolink train engineer was text-messaging with a cellphone while on duty is not clear. That was the case at the time of the crash last Friday.

US Food and Drug Administration spoke out today how it intends to regulate genetically engineered animals that could be used as food or possibly is living pharmaceutical factories. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

The FDA says it considers DNA inserted into an animal during genetic engineering a drug. So first the agency would ask if it's safe for the animal. If it is the FDA will then look at animals intended for human consumption and see if they meet current food safety standards. The agency says it will also consider environmental issues such as whether engineered salmon could escape and cause ecological problems by breeding with native populations. A consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public
Interests, says the regulations are a good start but adds that the process may not be transparent enough to reassure people about the safety of food from genetically engineered animals. Currently no engineered animals are approved as food. The agency is accepting comments about its proposed regulations for the next 60 days. Richard Harris, NPR News Washington.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has moved in to take advantage of some of the market turmoil. Buffett through his Berkshire Hathaway holding company announced his MidAmerican Energy Holdings has reached a deal to buy Baltimore based constellation energy group for 4.7 billion dollars in cash and stock. It’s about half what the company was worth just a week ago.

I'm Jack Speer. NPR News in Washington.

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are sitting down at this hour with Congressional leaders to discuss the widening economic crisis. Stock prices rebounded sharply today that followed a report the administration has a new plan to contain the crisis. NPR's Jim Zarroli has more.

 

Media outlets reported that Paulson was talking to congressional leaders about a new credit facility to absolve the bad mortgage debt that's now plaguing the economy. It would be similar to the resolution trust corporation the body created to help clean up the savings in loan crisis in the late 80's and early 90's. Treasury Department Officials refused to comment, trying to create such an entity now could quick present problems. It's unlikely Congress could approve it before the end of the year. And if it tried and failed it might hurt confidence in the economy. But the reports of the Paulson proposal sent stock prices soaring. The major stock indexes were up sharply with the Standard & Pool's 500 up / 4.3%. James Zarroli, NPR News New York.

 

On Wall Street the Dow gained 410 points today. The NASDAQ added 100 points. The S&P 500 was up 50 points.

 

Comments, by Republican candidate John McCain, that if he were in the Oval Office he would fire the head of Securities and Exchange Commission over a quick statement from the White House defending SEC Chairman Christopher Cox today. McCain told a crowd in Cedar Rapids in Iowa the Federal regulators were asleep at the switch and failed to exercise adequate oversight of Wall Street. The Arizona Senator also called for new mortgage and financial institutions trust work with regulators and the private sector to strengthen financial institutions. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, meanwhile campaigning in New Mexico today when asked by reporter about McCain's comments, said what we ought to do is fire / the economic policies of George Bush. McCain campaign says the husband of Governor Sarah Palin will not obey a subpoena in a state ethics inquiry. NPR's Martin Kaste has more.

 

Last week in Alaska state senate committee subpoenaed Todd Pailin and twelve others to give evidence in trooper gate. That's the investigation into whether Governor Palin inappropriately tried to have her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state troopers. Investigators had planned to talk to Todd Palin on Friday but McCain’s spokesman Taylor Griffin says that won't happen.

 

"As long as this investigation does not meet the standards of nonpartisanship, under which it was originally set up. It would be foolish for the Governor to participate in that."

 

/ Investigation was started in July by a mostly Republican legislative council and Governor Palin agreed to cooperate at the time. But the McCain campaign says that's no longer possible because the process has become politicized. Martin Kaste, NPR News.

 

Crude oil futures moved higher today. The near-month contract for benchmark crude was up $0.72 a barrel ended the session at $97.88 a barrel.

 

This is NPR News.

 

In California, regulators say they've now issued a temporary order that would ban train operators from using cell phones while on duty. The move by the California Public Utilities Commission comes less than one week after a deadly head-on collision between a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in Southern California that left 25 people dead and dozens of others hurt. Federal Officials have confirmed that on the day of the crash the Metrolink train engineer was text-messaging with a cell phone while on duty is not clear. That was the case at the time of the crash last Friday.

 

US Food and Drug Administration spelled out today how it intends to regulate genetically engineered animals that could be used as food or possibly as living(?) pharmaceutical factories. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

 

The FDA says it considers DNA inserted into an animal during genetic engineering a drug. So first the agency would ask if it's safe for the animal. If it is the FDA will then look at animals intended for human consumption and see if they meet current food safety standards. The agency says it will also consider environmental issues such as whether engineered salmon could escape and cause ecological problems by breeding with native populations. A consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interests, says the regulations are a good start but adds that the process may not be transparent enough to reassure people about the safety of food from genetically engineered animals. Currently no engineered animals are approved as food. The agency is accepting comments about its proposed regulations for the next 60 days. Richard Harris, NPR News Washington.

 

Billionaire and investor Warren Buffett has moved in to take advantage of some of the market turmoil. Buffett through his Berkshire Hathaway holding company announced his MidAmerican Energy Holdings has reached a deal to buy Baltimore based constellation energy group for 4.7 billion dollars in cash and stock. It’s about half what the company was worth just a week ago.

 

I'm Jack Speer. NPR News in Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer

 

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are sitting down at this hour with congressional leaders to discuss the widening economic crisis. Stock prices rebounded sharply today that followed a report the administration has a new plan to contain the crisis. NPR's Jim Zarroli has more.

 

Media outlets reported that Paulson was talking to congressional leaders about a new credit facility to absolve the bad mortgage debt that's now plaguing the economy. It would be similar to the resolution trust corporation the body created to help clean up the savings in loan crisis in the late 80's and early 90's. Treasury Department Officials refused to comment, trying to create such an entity now could quick present problems. It's unlikely Congress could approve it before the end of the year. And if it tried and failed it might hurt confidence in the economy. But the reports of the Paulson proposal sent stock prices soaring. The major stock indexes were up sharply with the Standard & Pool's 500 up 4.3%. James Zarroli, NPR News New York.

 

On Wall Street the Dow gained 410 points today. The NASDAQ added 100 points. The S&P 500 was up 50 points.

 

Comments, by Republican candidate John McCain, that if he were in the Oval Office he would fire the head of Securities and Exchange Commission over a quick statement from the White House defending SEC Chairman Christopher Cox today. McCain told a crowd in Cedar Rapids in Iowa the Federal regulators were asleep at the switch and failed to exercise adequate oversight of Wall Street. The Arizona Senator also called for new mortgage and financial institutions trust work with regulators and the private sector to strengthen financial institutions. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, meanwhile campaigning in New Mexico today when asked by reporter about McCain's comments, said what we ought to do is fire the economic policies of George Bush. McCain campaign says the husband of Governor Sarah Palin will not obey a subpoena in a state ethics inquiry. NPR's Martin Kaste has more.

 

Last week in Alaska State Senate Committee subpoenaed Todd Pailin and twelve others to give evidence in trooper gate. That's the investigation into whether Governor Palin inappropriately tried to have her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state troopers. Investigators had planned to talk to Todd Palin on Friday but McCain’s spokesman Taylor Griffin says that won't happen.

 

"As long as this investigation does not meet the standards of nonpartisanship, under which it was originally set up. It would be foolish for the Governor to participate in that."

 

Investigation was started in July by a mostly Republican legislative council and Governor Palin agreed to cooperate at the time. But the McCain campaign says that's no longer possible because the process has become politicized. Martin Kaste, NPR News.

 

Crude oil futures moved higher today. The near-month contract for benchmark crude was up $0.72 a barrel ended the session at $97.88 a barrel.

 

This is NPR News.

 

In California, regulators say they've now issued a temporary order that would ban train operators from using cell phones while on duty. The move by the California Public Utilities Commission comes less than one week after a deadly head-on collision between a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in Southern California that left 25 people dead and dozens of others hurt. Federal Officials have confirmed that on the day of the crash the Metrolink train engineer was text-messaging with a cell phone while on duty is not clear. That was the case at the time of the crash last Friday.

 

US Food and Drug Administration spelled out today how it intends to regulate genetically engineered animals that could be used as food or possibly as li pharmaceutical factories. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

 

The FDA says it considers DNA inserted into an animal during genetic engineering a drug. So first the agency would ask if it's safe for the animal. If it is the FDA will then look at animals intended for human consumption and see if they meet current food safety standards. The agency says it will also consider environmental issues such as whether engineered salmon could escape and cause ecological problems by breeding with native populations. A consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interests, says the regulations are a good start but adds that the process may not be transparent enough to reassure people about the safety of food from genetically engineered animals. Currently no engineered animals are approved as food. The agency is accepting comments about its proposed regulations for the next 60 days. Richard Harris, NPR News Washington.

 

Billionaire and investor Warren Buffett has moved in to take advantage of some of the market turmoil. Buffett through his Berkshire Hathaway holding company announced his MidAmerican Energy Holdings has reached a deal to buy Baltimore based constellation energy group for 4.7 billion dollars in cash and stock. It’s about half what the company was worth just a week ago.

 

I'm Jack Speer. NPR News in Washington

 

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Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are sitting down at this hour with congressional leaders to discuss the widening economic crisis. Stock prices rebounded sharply today. That followed a report the administration has a new plan to contain the crisis. NPR's Jim Zarroli has more.

 

Media outlets reported that Paulson was talking to congressional leaders about a new credit facility to absolve the bad mortgage debt that's now plaguing the economy. It would be similar to the Resolution Trust Corporation, the body created to help clean up the savings in loan crisis in the late 80's and early 90's. Treasury Department Officials refused to comment. Trying to create such an entity now could \ present problems. It's unlikely Congress could approve it before the end of the year. And if it tried and failed, it might hurt confidence in the economy. But the reports of the Paulson proposal sent stock prices soaring. The major stock indexes were up sharply with the Standard & Poor's 500 up 4.3%. James Zarroli, NPR News New York.

 

On Wall Street the Dow gained 410 points today. The NASDAQ added 100 points. The S&P 500 was up 50 points.

 

Comments by Republican candidate John McCain that if he were in the Oval Office, he would fire the head of Securities and Exchange Commission led to a quick statement from the White House, defending SEC Chairman Christopher Cox today. McCain told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, \ Iowa that federal regulators were asleep at the switch and failed to exercise adequate oversight of Wall Street. The Arizona senator also called for new mortgage and financial institutions trust to work with regulators in the private sector to strengthen financial institutions. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, meanwhile campaigning in New Mexico today, when asked by a reporter about McCain's comments, said "what we ought to do is fire the economic policies of George Bush."

 

McCain campaign says the husband of Governor Sarah Palin will not obey a subpoena in a state ethics inquiry. NPR's Martin Kaste has more.

 

Last week, an Alaska state senate committee subpoenaed Todd Pailin and 12 others to give evidence in trooper gate. That's the investigation into whether Governor Palin inappropriately tried to have her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state troopers. Investigators had planned to talk to Todd Palin on Friday but McCain's spokesman Taylor Griffin says that won't happen. "As long as this investigation does not meet the standards of non-partisanship, under which it was originally set up, it would be foolish for the governor to participate in that." Investigation was started in July by a mostly Republican legislative council and Governor Palin agreed to cooperate at the time. But the McCain campaign says that's no longer possible because the process has become politicized. Martin Kaste, NPR News.

 

Crude oil futures moved higher today. The near month contract for benchmark crude was up $0.72 a barrel to end the session at $97.88 a barrel.

 

This is NPR News.

 

In California, regulators say they've now issued a temporary order that would ban train operators from using cell phones while on duty. The move by the California Public Utilities Commission comes less than one week after a deadly head-on collision between a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in Southern California that left 25 people dead and dozens of others hurt. Federal officials have confirmed that on the day of the crash, the Metrolink \ engineer was text-messaging with his cell phone while on duty. It's not clear whether that was the case at the time of the crash last Friday.

 

US Food and Drug Administration spelled out today how it intends to regulate genetically engineered animals that could be used as food or possibly as living pharmaceutical factories. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

 

The FDA says it considers DNA inserted into an animal during genetic engineering a drug. So first the agency would ask if it's safe for the animal. If it is, the FDA will then look at animals intended for human consumption and see if they meet current food safety standards. The agency says it will also consider environmental issues such as whether engineered salmon could escape and cause ecological problems by breeding with native populations. A consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interests, says the regulations are a good start but adds that the process may not be transparent enough to reassure people about the safety of food from genetically engineered animals. Currently no engineered animals are approved as food. The agency is accepting comments about its proposed regulations for the next 60 days. Richard Harris, NPR News, Washington.

 

Billionaire \ investor Warren Buffett has moved in to take advantage of some of the market turmoil. Buffett, through his Berkshire-Hathaway holding company, announced his MidAmerican Energy Holdings has reached a deal to buy Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group for 4.7 billion dollars in cash and stock. It's about half what the company was worth just a week ago.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

 

 

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Genetically modified cattle, pigs, fish and goats are being produced for a variety of uses. Some produce pharmaceuticals in their milk or blood. Others are resistant to diseases such as mad cow or produce healthier meat or milk.


因为一些转基因的动物能够produce pharmaceuticals,所以此处把它们称为living pharmaceutical factories,living是活着的意思。

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Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are sitting down at this hour with congressional leaders to discuss the widening economic crisis. Stock prices rebounded sharply today. That followed a report the administration has a new plan to contain the crisis. NPR's James Zarroli has more.
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

 

 

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are sitting down at this hour with congressional leaders to discuss the widening economic crisis. Stock prices rebounded sharply today. That followed a report the administration has a new plan to contain the crisis. NPR's Jim Zarroli has more.

 

 

 

Media outlets reported that Paulson was talking to congressional leaders about a new credit facility to absolve the bad mortgage debt that's now plaguing the economy. It would be similar to the Resolution Trust Corporation, the body created to help clean up the savings and loan crisis in the late 80's and early 90's. Treasury Department Officials refused to comment. Trying to create such an entity now could \ present problems. It's unlikely Congress could approve it before the end of the year. And if it tried and failed, it might hurt confidence in the economy. But the reports of the Paulson proposal sent stock prices soaring. The major stock indexes were up sharply with the Standard & Poor's 500 up 4.3%. James Zarroli, NPR News New York.

 

 

 

On Wall Street the Dow gained 410 points today. The NASDAQ added 100 points. The S&P 500 was up 50 points.

 

 

 

Comments by Republican candidate John McCain that if he were in the Oval Office, he would fire the head of Securities and Exchange Commission led to a quick statement from the White House, defending SEC Chairman Christopher Cox today. McCain told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, \ Iowa that federal regulators were asleep at the switch and failed to exercise adequate oversight of Wall Street. The Arizona senator also called for new Mortgage and Financial Institutions Trust to work with regulators in the private sector to strengthen financial institutions. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, meanwhile campaigning in New Mexico today, when asked by a reporter about McCain's comments, said "what we ought to do is fire the economic policies of George Bush."

 

 

 

McCain campaign says the husband of Governor Sarah Palin will not obey a subpoena in a state ethics inquiry. NPR's Martin Kaste has more.

 

 

 

Last week, an Alaska state senate committee subpoenaed Todd Pailin and 12 others to give evidence in trooper gate. That's the investigation into whether Governor Palin inappropriately tried to have her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state troopers. Investigators had planned to talk to Todd Palin on Friday but McCain's spokesman Taylor Griffin says that won't happen. "As long as this investigation does not meet the standards of non-partisanship, under which it was originally set up, it would be foolish for the governor to participate in that." Investigation was started in July by a mostly Republican legislative council and Governor Palin agreed to cooperate at the time. But the McCain campaign says that's no longer possible because the process has become politicized. Martin Kaste, NPR News.

 

 

 

Crude oil futures moved higher today. The near month contract for benchmark crude was up $0.72 a barrel to end the session at $97.88 a barrel.

 

 

 

This is NPR News.

 

 

 

In California, regulators say they've now issued a temporary order that would ban train operators from using cell phones while on duty. The move by the California Public Utilities Commission comes less than one week after a deadly head-on collision between a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in Southern California that left 25 people dead and dozens of others hurt. Federal officials have confirmed that on the day of the crash, the Metrolink \ engineer was text-messaging with his cell phone while on duty. It's not clear whether that was the case at the time of the crash last Friday.

 

 

 

US Food and Drug Administration spelled out today how it intends to regulate genetically engineered animals that could be used as food or possibly as living pharmaceutical factories. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

 

 

 

The FDA says it considers DNA inserted into an animal during genetic engineering a drug. So first the agency would ask if it's safe for the animal. If it is, the FDA will then look at animals intended for human consumption and see if they meet current food safety standards. The agency says it will also consider environmental issues such as whether engineered salmon could escape and cause ecological problems by breeding with native populations. A consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interests, says the regulations are a good start but adds that the process may not be transparent enough to reassure people about the safety of food from genetically engineered animals. Currently no engineered animals are approved as food. The agency is accepting comments about its proposed regulations for the next 60 days. Richard Harris, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

 

Billionaire \ investor Warren Buffett has moved in to take advantage of some of the market turmoil. Buffett, through his Berkshire-Hathaway holding company, announced his MidAmerican Energy Holdings has reached a deal to buy Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group for 4.7 billion dollars in cash and stock. It's about half what the company was worth just a week ago.

 

 

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

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Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are sitting down at this hour with congressional leaders to discuss the widening economic crisis. Stock prices rebounded sharply today. That followed a report the administration has a new plan to contain the crisis. NPR's Jim Zarroli has more.

 

 

 

Media outlets reported that Paulson was talking to congressional leaders about a new credit facility to absolve the bad mortgage debt that's now plaguing the economy. It would be similar to the Resolution Trust Corporation, the body created to help clean up the savings and loan crisis in the late 80's and early 90's. Treasury Department Officials refused to comment. Trying to create such an entity now could present problems. It's unlikely Congress could approve it before the end of the year. And if it tried and failed, it might hurt confidence in the economy. But the reports of the Paulson proposal sent stock prices soaring. The major stock indexes were up sharply with the Standard & Poor's 500 up 4.3%. Jim Zarroli, NPR News New York.

 

 

 

On Wall Street the Dow gained 410 points today. The NASDAQ added 100 points. The S&P 500 was up 50 points.

 

 

 

Comments by Republican candidate John McCain that if he were in the Oval Office, he would fire the head of Securities and Exchange Commission led to a quick statement from the White House, defending SEC Chairman Christopher Cox today. McCain told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that federal regulators were asleep at the switch and failed to exercise adequate oversight of Wall Street. The Arizona senator also called for new Mortgage and Financial Institutions Trust to work with regulators in the private sector to strengthen financial institutions. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, meanwhile campaigning in New Mexico today, when asked by a reporter about McCain's comments, said "what we ought to do is fire the economic policies of George Bush."

 

 

 

McCain campaign says the husband of Governor Sarah Palin will not obey a subpoena in a state ethics inquiry. NPR's Martin Kaste has more.

 

 

 

Last week, an Alaska state senate committee subpoenaed Todd Pailin and 12 others to give evidence in trooper gate. That's the investigation into whether Governor Palin inappropriately tried to have her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state troopers. Investigators had planned to talk to Todd Palin on Friday but McCain's spokesman Taylor Griffin says that won't happen. "As long as this investigation does not meet the standards of non-partisanship, under which it was originally set up, it would be foolish for the Governor to participate in that." Investigation was started in July by a mostly Republican legislative council and Governor Palin agreed to cooperate at the time. But the McCain campaign says that's no longer possible because the process has become politicized. Martin Kaste, NPR News.

 

 

 

Crude oil futures moved higher today. The near month contract for benchmark crude was up $0.72 a barrel to end the session at $97.88 a barrel.

 

 

 

This is NPR News.

 

 

 

In California, regulators say they've now issued a temporary order that would ban train operators from using cell phones while on duty. The move by the California Public Utilities Commission comes less than one week after a deadly head-on collision between a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in Southern California that left 25 people dead and dozens of others hurt. Federal officials have confirmed that on the day of the crash, the Metrolink engineer was text-messaging with his cell phone while on duty. It's not clear whether that was the case at the time of the crash last Friday.

 

 

 

US Food and Drug Administration spelled out today how it intends to regulate genetically engineered animals that could be used as food or possibly as living pharmaceutical factories. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

 

 

 

The FDA says it considers DNA inserted into an animal during genetic engineering a drug. So first the agency would ask if it's safe for the animal. If it is, the FDA will then look at animals intended for human consumption and see if they meet current food safety standards. The agency says it will also consider environmental issues such as whether engineered salmon could escape and cause ecological problems by breeding with native populations. A consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interests, says the regulations are a good start but adds that the process may not be transparent enough to reassure people about the safety of food from genetically engineered animals. Currently no engineered animals are approved as food. The agency is accepting comments about its proposed regulations for the next 60 days. Richard Harris, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

 

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has moved in to take advantage of some of the market turmoil. Buffett, through his Berkshire-Hathaway holding company, announced his MidAmerican Energy Holdings has reached a deal to buy Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group for 4.7 billion dollars in cash and stock. It's about half what the company was worth just a week ago.

 

 

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are sitting down at this hour with congressional leaders to discuss the widening economic crisis. Stock prices rebounded sharply today. That followed a report the administration has a new plan to contain the crisis. NPR's Jim Zarroli has more.

Media outlets reported that Paulson was talking to congressional leaders about a new credit facility to absolve the bad mortgage debt that's now plaguing the economy. It would be similar to the Resolution Trust Corporation, the body created to help clean up the savings and loan crisis in the late 80's and early 90's. Treasury Department officials refused to comment. Trying to create such an entity now could present problems. It's unlikely Congress could approve it before the end of the year. And if it tried and failed, it might hurt confidence in the economy. But the reports of the Paulson proposal sent stock prices soaring. The major stock indexes were up sharply with the Standard & Poor's 500 up 4.3%. Jim Zarroli, NPR News New York.

On Wall Street the Dow gained 410 points today. The NASDAQ added 100 points. The S&P 500 was up 50 points.

Comments by Republican candidate John McCain that if he were in the Oval Office, he would fire the head of Securities and Exchange Commission led to a quick statement from the White House, defending SEC Chairman Christopher Cox today. McCain told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that federal regulators were asleep at the switch and failed to exercise adequate oversight of Wall Street. The Arizona senator also called for new Mortgage and Financial Institutions Trust to work with regulators in the private sector to strengthen financial institutions. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, meanwhile campaigning in New Mexico today, when asked by a reporter about McCain's comments, said "what we ought to do is fire the economic policies of George Bush.

McCain campaign says the husband of Governor Sarah Palin will not obey a subpoena in a state ethics inquiry. NPR's Martin Kaste has more.

Last week, an Alaska state senate committee subpoenaed Todd Palin and 12 others to give evidence in trooper gate. That's the investigation into whether Governor Palin inappropriately tried to have her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state troopers. Investigators had planned to talk to Todd Palin on Friday but McCain's spokesman Taylor Griffin says that won't happen. "As long as this investigation does not meet the standards of non-partisanship, under which it was originally set up, it would be foolish for the Governor to participate in that." Investigation was started in July by a mostly Republican legislative council and Governor Palin agreed to cooperate at the time. But the McCain campaign says that's no longer possible because the process has become politicized. Martin Kaste, NPR News.

Crude oil futures moved higher today. The near month contract for benchmark crude was up 72 cents a barrel to end the session at 97 dollars and 88 cents a barrel.

This is NPR News.

In California, regulators say they've now issued a temporary order that would ban train operators from using cell phones while on duty. The move by the California Public Utilities Commission comes less than one week after a deadly head-on collision between a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in Southern California that left 25 people dead and dozens of others hurt. Federal officials have confirmed that on the day of the crash, the Metrolink engineer was text-messaging with his cell phone while on duty. It's not clear whether that was the case at the time of the crash last Friday.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration spelled out today how it intends to regulate genetically engineered animals that could be used as food or possibly as living pharmaceutical factories. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

The FDA says it considers DNA inserted into an animal during genetic engineering a drug. So first the agency would ask if it's safe for the animal. If it is, the FDA will then look at animals intended for human consumption and see if they meet current food safety standards. The agency says it will also consider environmental issues such as whether engineered salmon could escape and cause ecological problems by breeding with native populations. A consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interests, says the regulations are a good start but adds that the process may not be transparent enough to reassure people about the safety of food from genetically engineered animals. Currently no engineered animals are approved as food. The agency is accepting comments about its proposed regulations for the next 60 days. Richard Harris, NPR News, Washington.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has moved in to take advantage of some of the market turmoil. Buffett, through his Berkshire-Hathaway holding company, announced his MidAmerican Energy Holdings has reached a deal to buy Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group for 4.7 billion dollars in cash and stock. It's about half what the company was worth just a week ago.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.
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