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

 

President Bush again blamed Russia for the week-long crisis in Georgia and called on Moscow to withdraw its combat troops. He spoke as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Georgian capital, pushing for implementation of a French-brokered cease-fire. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

 

Mr. Bush said the US stands by Georgia because that country has cast its lot with the West, opening its economy and holding elections. He accused Russia of a Cold War mindset marked by "bullying and intimidation". "Begin to repair its relations with the United States, Europe and other nations, and to begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must respect the freedom of its neighbors." Russia's president Friday accused the US of antagonizing Moscow. He claimed US support for a new missile defense facility in Poland is aimed at reining in Russia. President Dmitry Medvedev also asserted Georgia's two separatist region South Ossetia and Abkhazia likely will never be part of Georgia again. Jennifer Ludden, NPR News, Washington.

 

The Food and Drug Administration said today it is sticking to its position that the chemical found in baby bottles does not pose a health threat. More on the story from NPR's Richard Harris.

 

Bisphenol A rose to the top of some people's worry lists after one federal agency, the National Toxicology Program said there was "some concern" about the chemical. It is somewhat similar to the hormone estrogen, so in certain doses it can have biological effects. However the FDA has maintained that so little leaches out of plastic baby bottles, the linings of food cans and other common plastics that people shouldn't worry about it. The agency has now reaffirmed that position in a draft review of the chemical, but that doesn't satisfy people who are concerned about it. Canada is planning to ban the chemical and California is considering restrictions as well. Richard Harris, NPR News.

 

The AFL-CIO and a number of other labor groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission to look into whether retail giant Wal-Mart sought to pressure employees on how to vote in the upcoming election. The request comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that said while the retailer held meetings to warn managers and supervisors about what might happen, should Democrats win in the fall, Wal-Mart for its part says it did nothing wrong and said the government will find that if it chooses to investigate the matter. At issue in the case is whether by discussing a law that would make it easier for workers to unionize, the retailer was seeking to dissuade employees from casting votes for Democratic candidates.

 

A key index of consumer sentiment improved slightly this month in part due to a dip in  gas prices. However, the slight rise in the Reuters/University of Michigan index did little to ease fears consumer spending is likely to weaken further later in the year. The index rose slightly, up five tenths of one percent.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 44 points to end the week at 11,659. The NASDAQ fell a point, the Standard&Poor's 500 was up five points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

Output at the nation's mines and factories rose slightly in July. The Federal Reserve says the two tenths of a percent increase was a result of increased manufacturing activity. The biggest increase was in motor vehicles and parts, up for a third straight month. Warmer than normal weather also boosted electricity usage. The government says factories, mines and utilities were operating at nearly 80% capacity.

 

Jerry Wexler has died as a producer at Atlantic Records. Wexler helped shape the sound of the 20th century. Jerry Wexler suffered from a congenital heart disease. He died early this morning at his home in Sarasota, Florida. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

If you own an album or MP3 by Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield or Aretha Franklin, there is a good chance it was produced by Gerry Wexler. Wexler was a New York City kid who loved Jazz and Soul. He served in World War II, then became a music journalist at Billboard magazine, where he coined the term "rhythm and blues". He also refused during the McCarthy era to compile a blacklist dossier on the folk group the Weavers. So Wexler left for Atlantic Records and started producing hits. Wexler insisted that Soul and R&B were commercially viable for a broad audience and he was a major architect of its sound. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

Mrs. Fields Cookie chain announced today it plans to file for bankruptcy. The company which in addition to its cookie business also licenses and franchises the TCBY Yogurt chain says it's begun soliciting votes for a prepackaged reorganization plan. Company says it is unable to make an interest payment on its debt in September.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

 

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

 

 

President Bush again blamed Russia for the week-long crisis in Georgia and called on Moscow to withdraw its combat troops. His spoker Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Georgian capital pushing for // of a French-brokered ceasefire. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports. Mr. Bush said the US stands by Georgia because that country is cast its law with the west, opening its economy and holding elections. He accused Russia of a cold-war // marked by "bullying and intimidation". "To begin repairing(按语法应该是-ing,但没听到) its relations with United States and Europe and other nations, and to begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must respect the freedom of its neighbours." Russia'spresident Friday accused the US seven // Moscow. He claimed US support for a new missile defense facility in Poland is aimed at reigning in Russia. President Dmitry Medvedev also asserted Georgia's two seperatist region South Ossetia and // likely will never be part of Georgia again. Jennifer Ludden, NPR News Washington.

 

 

The Food and Drug Administration said the day it is sticking to its position that the chemical found in baby bottles does not pose a health threat. More on the stories, NPR 's Richard Harris.

 

 

Bisphenol A rose to the top of some people's worry lists after one federal agency, the National Toxicology Program said there was, qoute "some concern" about the chemical. It is somewhat similar to the hormone estragon, so in certain doses it can have biological affects. However the FAD has maintained that so little leaches out of plastic baby bottles, lines of food cannes and other common plastics that people shouldn't worry about it. The agency has now re-affirmed that position in a draft review of the chemical, but that doesn't satisfy people who are concerned about it. Canada is planning to ban the chemical and California is considering restrictions as well. Richard Harris, NPR News.

 

 

 

The // CIL and a number of other Labour Groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission a looking at whether retail giant Wal-Mart thought depressure employees on how to load the up-coming election. The request comes on the heels of a Wall Street journal report said the retailer had meanings to warn managers and supervisors about what might happen should Democrats win in the Fall. Wal-Mart for its part says it did nothing wrong and says it is, the government would find that if it choses to investigate the matter and issue them the case whether by discussing a lot would make it easier for workers to unionize, the retailer will (be?) seeking to persuade the employees from casting votes for Democratic candidates.

 

 

 


A key index of consumer Sentiment improves slightly this month in party with a dip in gas prices all over the slight rise in the Reuters University of Michigan index that little is feared consumer spending is likely to weaken and falter later in the year. The index rose slightly of five tenths of one percent.

 

 


On Wall Street today the Dow-Jones Industrial Average gained 44 points to end the week at 11,659. The NASDAQ fell a point, the Standard&poor's 500 pulled up 5 points today. THis is NPR.

 

 

 

Output the nation's mines and factories rose slightly in July. Federal Reserve says the two tenths of a percent increase was a result of increase manufacturing activity. The biggest increase was in motor vehicles and parts of the third straight month.Normal weather also boost electricity usage. The government says factories, mines and utilities were operating in nearly 80% capacity.

 

 


Jerry Wexler has died as a producer at Atlantic Records. Wexler helped  shape the sound of the 20th century. Jerry Wexler suffered from a congenital heart disease, he died early this morning at his home in Sarasota, Florida. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.


If you own an album or MP3 by Ray Charles,Dustin SpringField or Aretha Franklin, there is a good chance it was produced by Gerry Wexler. Wexler was a New York city kid who loved Jazz and soul. He served in World War II then became a musicer with that Billboard magazine where he creat the term" rhythm and blues". He also refused to join in the // compose a blacklist dossier on the folk group the Weavers. So Wexler left for Atlantic Records and started producing hits. Wexler says that soul and R&B were commercially viable for a broad audience and he was a major architect of its sound. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

 


Mrs. Fields Cookie chain in // plans to file for bankruptcy. The company  which in addition to its cookie business also licenses and franchises the TCBY yogurt chain says began soliciting votes for a "prepackaged" reorganization plan. Company says it is unable to make its interest payment on its debts in September.

 


I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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 今天听得好差的感觉啊~~~郁闷郁闷,好多地方听不出

 

偶要听翩翩的话,不可以再去改啦~~ (那个...我再去一下下, 把段分分好。 保证不改一丁点儿! 嘿~)

 

 

大家快来呀~~orz

 

 

啊~~~发现好多地方了,好想改呀好想改呀~~~~~~~怎么没人改稿呢? 偶可不可以on 自己啊.....

 

呵呵,当然可以了

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Homework:(很难,终于有人来了,才敢帖上来。)==>改了一遍还是很多不会

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

 

President Bush again blamed Russia for the week long crisis in Georgia and called on Moscow to withdraw its combat troops. His spoker Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Georgian capital pushing for implementation of French broker cease-fire. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

 

Mr. Bush said the U. S stands by Georgia because that country is cast its law with the West, opening its economy and holding elections. He accused Russia of cold war * marked by bullying and intimidation. Begin to repair its relations with the Untied States and Europe and other nations, and begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must respect the freedom of its neighbors. Russia's president Friday accused the U. S of antagonizing Moscow. He claimed U. S support for a new missile defense facility in Poland is aimed at reigning in Russia. President Dmitry Medvedev also asserted Georgians two seperatist region South Ossetia and Abkhazia likely will never be part of Georgia again. Jennifer Ludden, NPR News, Washington.

 

The Food and Drug Administration said today it is sticking to its position that the chemical found in baby bottles does not pose a health threat. More on the stories, NPR's Richard Harris.

 

The * aid rose to the top of some people's worry lists after one federal agency, the National Toxicology Program, said there was quote "some concern" about the chemical . It is some of somewhat to the hormone * so in certain those can't have biological effects. However, the FDA has maintained that so little leaches out of plastic baby bottles, the linings of food cans and other common plastics that people shouldn't worry about it. The agency has now reaffirmed that position in a draft for view of the chemical. But that doesn't satisfy people who are concerned about it. Canada is planning to ban the chemical and California is considering restrictions as well. Richard Harris, NPR News.

 

The AFL-CIO and a number of other Labor Groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission and looking whether retail giant Wal-Mart sought to pressure employees on how to vote in the upcoming election. The request comes on the heels of Wall Street journal report that said while the retailer held meanings to warn managers and supervisors about what might happen should Democrats win in the fall. Wal-Mart for its part has did nothing wrong instead it is the government would find that if it chooses to investigate the matter, An issue in the case is whether by the discussing a lot will make it easier for workers to unionize retailers was seeking to sway the employees from casting votes for Democratic candidates.

 

A key index of consumer sentiment improves slightly this month in part with a dip in gas prices all over the slight rise in * University of Michigan index did little ease fears consumer spending is likely to weaken further later in the year. The index rose slightly up five-tenth of one percent.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 44 points to end the week at 11, 659. The NASDAQ fell a point, the Standard&Poor's 500 boost up 5 points today. This is NPR.

 

Output of nation's mines and factories rose slightly in July. Federal Reserve says the two-tenth of percent increase was result of increase manufacturing activity. The biggest increase was in motor vehicles and parts of for a third straight month, warmer than normal weather also boosted electricity usage. Government says factories, mines and utilities were operating in nearly 80% capacity

 

Jerry Wexler has died as a producer at Atlantic Records. Wexler helped shaped the sound of 20th century. Jerry Wexler suffered from a * heart disease. He died early this morning at his home in Sarasota, Florida. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

If you own an album or mp3 by Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield or Aretha Franklin, there is a good chance it was produced by Jerry Wexler. Wexler was a New York city kid who loved Jazz and Soul. He served in World War II then became a music journalist at Billboard magazine where he coined the term "rhythm and blues". He also refused during the McCarthy era to compile a blacklist dossier on the folk group the Weavers. So Wexler left for Atlantic Records and start producing him. Wexler insisted that Soul and R&B will commercially viable for broad audience. And he was a major architect of the sound. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

Mrs. Fields Cookie chain announced day plans to file for bankruptcy. The company which in addition to its cookie business also licenses and franchises the TCBY Yogurt chain says it's begun * for a prepackaged reorganization plan. Company says it is unable to make an interest payment on its debt in September.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington. 

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

President Bush again blamed Russia for the weeklong crisis in Georgia and called on Russia to withdraw all its combat troops, spoke secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was in the Georgian capital pushing her implementation of a French brokered ceasefire. NPR’s Jennifer Lduden reports.

Mr. Bush says the US stand by Georgia because that country is cast 6 lot with its west opening its economy and holding elections. He accused Russia of a cold-war mind set marked by bullying and intimidation. “Begin repairing relations with the United States, Europe and other nations, and began storing its place in the world. Russia must respect freedom of its neighbours.” Russia’s president Friday accused the US seventaganizing Moscow, he claimed US support for a new missile defense facility in Poland aimed at reigning in Russia. President Dmitri A Medvedev also asserted Georgia’s two separatist regions South of Ossetia and Abkhazia likely will never be part of Georgia again. Jennifer Lduden, NPR News, Washington.

The Food and Drug Administration said the day it is sticking to its position with a chemical found in the baby bottles does not pose a health threat. More of the stories, NPR’s Richard Harris.

Bisphenol A, the top of some people’s worry lists after one Federal Agency the National Toxicology program said there was quote “some concern about the chemical”. It is somewhat similar to the Hormone astringent, so in certain doses can’t have biological effects. However the FDA maintained so little leach out of plastic baby bottles lying food cans, another common plastic that people shouldn’t worry about it. The agency has now reaffirmed that position in a draft for view of the chemical. But that doesn’t satisfy people who are concerned about it. Candidate is planning to ban the chemical and California is considering restriction as well. Richard Harris, NPR News

The AFL CIO and a number of other labor groups are calling on the federal election commission looking whether retail giant Wal-Mart sought to pressure employee on how to vote in the upcoming election. Request comes on the Hills of Wall Street general report that said while retailer help many to warns managers and supervisors about what might happen to democrats win in the fall. Wal-mart for its part says it did nothing wrong and says it is, the government would find that if it’s the truth to investigate matter. In additional, the case whether by discussing it a lot would make it easier for workers to unionize. Retailers were seeking to a Swedish employee from casting votes for democratic candidates.

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On Wall Street today the Dow Johns industrial average gained 44 points end the week of 11659. The Nasdex Fellow Point, the Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 5 points today. This is NPR.

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Jerry Wexler has died as a producer at Atlantic records. Wexler help shape the sound of the 21st century. Jerry Wexler suffered from a congenital heart disease, he died early this morning at his home in Sarasota. NPR’s Neta Ulaby reports.

If you own an album of an MP3 by Rachael’s Dusty Springfield or Aretha Franklin, there’s good chance was produced by Jerry Wexler. Wexler was a New York City kid who loved Jazz and Soul, he served in World War Two then became a music journalist of Billboard magazine where he created the term Rhythm and Blues. He also refused during a McCarthy arid compiled of plastic OCA on the full group of the rivers. So what’s he lived for Atlantic Records and started producing hints? Wexler insisted that Soul and R&B were commercially buyable for a broad audience and he was a major architect of his sound. Neta Ulaby, NPR News.

Mrs. Fields chain now states plans to file bankruptcy. The company which is traditional to its cookie business also licenses a franchises the TCY yogurt chain says begun soliciting both for prepackage reorganization plan. Company says it’s unable to make an interest payment on its debt in September.

I’m Jack Speer, NPR News, in Washington.

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

 

President Bush again blamed Russia for the week-long crisis in Georgia and called on Moscow to withdraw its combat troops. His spoker Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Georgian capital pushing for implementation of a French-brokered ceasefire. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

 

Mr. Bush said the US stands by Georgia because that country has cast its law with the West, opening its economy and holding elections. He accused Russia of a Cold War mindset marked by "bullying and intimidation". "/ Begin to repair its relations with United States and Europe and other nations, and to begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must respect the freedom of its neighbors." Russia's president Friday accused the US of antagonizing Moscow. He claimed US support for a new missile defense facility in Poland is aimed at reigning in Russia. President Dmitry Medvedev also asserted Georgia's two seperatist region South Ossetia and Abkhazia likely will never be part of Georgia again. Jennifer Ludden, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

The Food and Drug Administration said today it is sticking to its position that the chemical found in baby bottles does not pose a health threat. More on the stories, NPR's Richard Harris.

 

Bisphenol A rose to the top of some people's worry lists after one federal agency, the National Toxicology Program said there was, quote "some concern" about the chemical. It is somewhat similar to the hormone estragon, so in certain doses it can have biological affects. However the FDA has maintained that so little leaches out of plastic baby bottles, lines of food cans and other common plastics that people shouldn't worry about it. The agency has now reaffirmed that position in a draft review of the chemical, but that doesn't satisfy people who are concerned about it. Canada is planning to ban the chemical and California is considering restrictions as well. Richard Harris, NPR News.

 

 

The AFL-CIO and a number of other Labor Groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission a looking into whether retail giant Wal-Mart sought to pressure employees on how to vote in the up-coming election. The request comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that said while the retailer held meanings to warn managers and supervisors about what might happen should Democrats win in the fall. Wal-Mart for its part says it did nothing wrong and says it is, the government would find that if it chooses to investigate the matter. An issue in the case is whether by discussing a lot would make it easier for workers to unionize, the retailer was seeking to persuade the employees from casting votes for Democratic candidates.

 

A key index of consumer sentiment improves slightly this month in party with a dip in gas prices all over the slight rise in the Reuters/University of Michigan index that * ease fears consumer spending is likely to weaken further later in the year. The index rose slightly of five tenths of one percent.

 

On Wall Street today the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 44 points to end the week at 11,659. The NASDAQ fell a point, the Standard&Poor's 500 boost up 5 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

Output at the nation's mines and factories rose slightly in July. Federal Reserve says the two tenths of a percent increase was a result of increase manufacturing activity. The biggest increase was in motor vehicles and parts of for a third straight month, warmer than normal weather also boosted electricity usage. The government says factories, mines and utilities were operating in nearly 80% capacity.

 

 

Jerry Wexler has died as a producer at Atlantic Records. Wexler helped shape the sound of the 20th century. Jerry Wexler suffered from a congenital heart disease, he died early this morning at his home in Sarasota, Florida. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

If you own an album or MP3 by Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield or Aretha Franklin, there is a good chance it was produced by Gerry Wexler. Wexler was a New York City kid who loved Jazz and Soul. He served in World War II then became a music journalist at Billboard magazine, where he coined the term "rhythm and blues". He also refused during McCarthy era to compile a blacklist dossier on the folk group the Weavers. So Wexler left for Atlantic Records and started producing hits. Wexler insisted that Soul and the R&B were commercially viable for a broad audience and he was a major architect of the sound. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

 

Mrs. Fields Cookie chain announced that it plans to file for bankruptcy. The company which in addition to its cookie business also licenses and franchises the TCBY Yogurt chain says it’s begun soliciting votes for a prepackaged reorganization plan. Company says it is unable to make an interest payment on its debt in September.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

希崽听完之后最好检查一下再发~这样就可以避免去修改头贴了,而且可以减少很多不必要的错误哈~~还有correspondentnewscaster分别读的内容要分段~

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President Bush again blames Russia for the weeklong crisis in Georgia and called on Moscow to withdraw its combat troops. He spoke the secretary of state Condoleezza Rice who is in Georgia capital pushing for implementation of a French-brokered ceasefire. NPR’s Jennifer Ludden reports

Mr. Bush said that the US stands by Georgia because that country is * its law with the west, opening its economy and holding elections. He accused Russia of a cold war * marked by “bullying and intimidation”.

To begin repairing its relation with the United States, Europe and other nations and to began restoring its place in the world, Russia must respect the freedom of its neighbors. Russia’s president Friday accused US * Moscow. He claimed US’s support for a new missile defense facility in Poland is aimed at reigning Russia. President Dmitry Medvedev also asserted Georgia’s two separatist region South Ossetia and Abkhazia likely would never be part of Georgia again. Jennifer Ludden, NPR’s News, Washington

The Food & Drug Administration said today it’s sticking to its position that the chemical found its baby bottles does not pose a health threat. More on the story, NPR’s Richard Harris

Bisphenol A roses to the top of some people’s worry list after one federal agency, the National Toxicology Program said there was quote some concern about the chemical. It is somewhat similar to the hormone estragon, so in certain doses it can have biological affects. However, the FDA has maintained that so little leaches out of plastic baby bottle, * of food cans and other common plastics that people should not worry about it. The agency has now reaffirmed that position in drag for review of the chemical. But that doesn’t satisfied people who are concerned about it. Canada is planning to ban the chemical and California is considering restriction as well. Richard Harris, NPR News

The * CIL and a number of labor groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission a looking at whether the retailer giant Wal-Mart thought the pressure employees on how to load on the upcoming election. The request comes on the hills of a Wall Street Journalist reports that said the retailer had meaning to warn managers and supervisors about what might happen for Democrats win in fall. Wal-mart for its part says it did nothing wrong and said the government will find it if it chooses to investigate the matter and issues them the case whether by discussion a lot would make it easier for workers to unionize. Retailers will seek ways to persuade employees from casting votes for Democratic candidates.

A key index of consumer sentiment improves slightly this month and partly with a dip in gas prices all of the slight rise in the * Michigan University Index that little ease the fear consumer spending is likely weakening further later in a year. The index rose slightly five-tenths of one percent.

On Wall Street the Don Jones Industrial Average gained 44 points end the week at 11659. The NASDQ fell a point. The Stand&Pool 500 rose up 5 points today. This is NPR.

Output the nations mines and factories rose slightly in July. Federal Reserve says the two-tenth percent increase was result of increase manufacturing activity. The biggest increase was in modern vehicles and parts of the third straight*. Normal weather also boost the electricity usage. Government says factories, mines and utilities were operating in nearly 80 percent capacity.

Jerry Wexler has died as producer at Atlantic Records. Wexler helped shape the sound of the 20th century. Jerry Wexler suffered from a congenital heart disease. He died early this morning at his home in Sarasota Florida. NPR’s Neda Ulaby reports

If you own an album or MP by Ray Charles, Dustin springfield or Aretha Franklin, there is a good chance it was produced by Jerry Wexler. Wexler was a New York City kid who loves Jazz and Soul. He served for World War II then became a music * * * magazine where he create the term *. He also refused to join in the ompose a blacklist dossier on the folk group the Weavers. So Wexler left for Atlantic Records and started producing hits. Wexler says that Soul and R&B were commercially viable for a broad audience and he was a major architect of its sound. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

Mrs. Fields Cookie chain in * plans to * for bankruptcy. The company which in addition to its cookie business also licenses and franchises the TCBY yogurt chain says began soliciting votes for a "prepackaged" reorganization plan. Company says it is unable to make its interest payment on its debts in September.

I’m Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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

 

President Bush again blamed Russia for the weeklong crisis in Georgia and called on Moscow to withdraw its combat troops. He spoke as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Georgian capital pushing for implementation of a French-brokered ceasefire. NPR’s Jennifer Ludden reports.

 

Mr. Bush said the US stands by Georgia because that country has cast its lot with the West, opening its economy and holding elections. He accused Russia of a cold war mindset marked by bullying and intimidation. “Begin to repair its relations with the United States and Europe and other nations and to begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must respect the freedom of its neighbors.” Russia’s president Friday accused the US of antagonizing Moscow. He claimed the US support for a new missile defense facility in Poland is aimed at reining in Russia. President Dmitry Medvedev also asserted Georgia’s two separatist regions, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, likely will never be part of Georgia again. Jennifer Ludden, NPR News, Washington.

 

The Food and Drug Administration said today it is sticking to its position that a chemical found in baby bottles does not pose a health threat. More on this story from NPR’s Richard Harris.

 

Bisphenol A rose to the top of some people’s worry lists after one federal agency, the National Toxicology Program, said there was quote “some concern” about the chemical. It is somewhat similar to the hormone estrogen, so in certain doses it can have biological effects. However, the FDA has maintained that so little leaches out of plastic baby bottles, the lining for food cans and other common plastics that people shouldn’t worry about it. The agency has now reaffirmed that position in the draft review of the chemical. But that doesn’t satisfy people who are concerned about it. Canada is planning to ban the chemical and California is considering restrictions as well. Richard Harris, NPR News.

 

The AFL-CIO and a number of other labor groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission to look into whether retail giant Wal-Mart sought to pressure employees on how to vote in the upcoming election. The request comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that said while the retailer held meetings to warn managers and supervisors about what might happen should Democrats win in the fall, Wal-Mart for its part says it did nothing wrong and said the government will find that if it chooses to investigate the matter. At issue in the case is whether by discussing a law that would make it easier for workers to unionize, the retailer was seeking to dissuade employees from casting votes for Democratic candidates.

 

A key index of consumer sentiment improved slightly this month in part due to a dip in gas prices. However the slight rise in the Reuters/University of Michigan index did little to ease fears consumer spending is likely to weaken further later in the year. The index rose slightly up 5/10 of one percent.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 44 points to end the week at 11,659. The NASDAQ fell a point. The Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 5 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

Output at the nation’s mines and factories rose slightly in July. The Federal Reserve says the 2/10 of a percent increase was a result of increased manufacturing activity. The biggest increase was in motor vehicles and parts, up for a third straight month. Warmer-than-normal weather also boosted electricity usage. The government says factories, mines and utilities were operating at nearly 80% capacity.

 

Jerry Wexler has died. As a producer at Atlantic Records, Wexler helped shape the sound of the 20th century. Jerry Wexler suffered from a congenital heart disease. He died early this morning at his home in Sarasota, Florida. NPR’s Neda Ulaby reports.

 

If you own an album or an mp3 by Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield or Aretha Franklin, there is a good chance it was produced by Jerry Wexler. Wexler was a New York City kid who loved the jazz and soul. He served in WWII then became a music journalist at Billboard Magazine, where he coined the term “rhythm and blues.” He also refused during the McCarthy era to compile a blacklist dossier on the folk group the Weavers. So Wexler left for Atlantic Records and started producing hits. Wexler insisted that soul and R&B were commercially viable for a broad audience, and he was a major architect of its sound. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

Mrs. Fields cookie chain announced today plans to file for bankruptcy. The company, which in addition to its cookie business also licenses and franchises the TCBY yogurt chain, has begun soliciting votes for a prepackaged reorganization plan. The company says it is unable to make an interest payment on its debt in September.

 

I’m Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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

 

President Bush again blamed Russia for the week-long crisis in Georgia and called on Moscow to withdraw its combat troops. His spoker Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Georgian capital pushing for implementation of a French-brokered ceasefire. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

 

Mr. Bush said the US stands by Georgia because that country has cast its law with the West, opening its economy and holding elections. He accused Russia of a Cold War mindset marked by "bullying and intimidation". "Begin / repairs / relations with the United States and Europe and other nations, and to begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must respect the freedom of its neighbors." Russia's president Friday accused the US of antagonizing Moscow. He claimed US support for a new missile defense facility in Poland is aimed at reigning in Russia. President Dmitry Medvedev also asserted Georgia's two seperatist region South Ossetia and Abkhazia likely will never be part of Georgia again. Jennifer Ludden, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

The Food and Drug Administration said today it is sticking to its position that the chemical found in baby bottles does not pose a health threat. More on the stories, NPR's Richard Harris.

 

Bisphenol A rose to the top of some people's worry lists after one federal agency, the National Toxicology Program said there was, quote "some concern" about the chemical. It is somewhat similar to the hormone estragon, so in certain doses it can have biological effects. However the FDA has maintained that so little leaches out of plastic baby bottles, lines of food cans and other common plastics that people shouldn't worry about it. The agency has now reaffirmed that position in a draftreview of the chemical, but that doesn't satisfy people who are concerned about it. Canada is planning to ban the chemical and California is considering restrictions as well. Richard Harris, NPR News.

 

 

The AFL-CIO and a number of other Labor Groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission a looking into whether retail giant Wal-Mart sought to pressure employees on how to vote in the up-coming election. The request comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that said while the retailer held meetings to warn managers and supervisors about what might happen ,should Democrats win in the fall. Wal-Mart for its part says it did nothing wrong and says it is, the government would find that if it chooses to investigate the matter. An issue in the case is whether by discussing a lot would make it easier for workers to unionize, the retailer was seeking to persuade the employees from casting votes for Democratic candidates.

 

A key index of consumer sentiment improves slightly this month in party with  dipping  gas prices involved the slight rise in the Reuters/University of Michigan index that did literally(感觉象littlely,但又不对 ) ease fears consumer spending is likely to weaken further later in the year. The index rose slightly of five tenths of one percent.

 

On Wall Street today the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 44 points to end the week at 11,659. The NASDAQ fell a point, the Standard&Poor's 500 boost up 5 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

Output at the nation's mines and factories rose slightly in July. Federal Reserve says the two tenths of a percent increase was a result of increase manufacturing activity. The biggest increase was in motor vehicles and parts of for a third straight month, warmer than normal weather also boosted electricity usage. The government says factories, mines and utilities were operating in nearly 80% capacity.

 

 

Jerry Wexler has died as a producer at Atlantic Records. Wexler helped shape the sound of the 20th century. Jerry Wexler suffered from a congenital heart disease, he died early this morning at his home in Sarasota, Florida. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

If you own an album or MP3 by Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield or Aretha Franklin, there is a good chance it was produced by Gerry Wexler. Wexler was a New York City kid who loved Jazz and Soul. He served in World War II then became a music journalist at Billboard magazine, where he coined the term "rhythm and blues". He also refused during McCarthy era to compile a blacklist dossier on the folk group the Weavers. So Wexler left for Atlantic Records and started producing hits. Wexler insisted that Soul and the R&B were commercially buyable for a broad audience and he was a major architect of the sound. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

 

Mrs. Fields Cookie chain announced that it plans to file for bankruptcy. The company which in addition to its cookie business also licenses and franchises the TCBY Yogurt chain says it’s begun soliciting votes for a prepackaged reorganization plan. Company says it is unable to make an interest payment on its debt in September.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

 

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President Bush again blamed Russia for the week-long crisis in Georgia and called on Moscow to withdraw its combat troops. His spoker Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Georgian capital pushing for implementation of a French-brokered ceasefire. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

 

Mr. Bush said the US stands by Georgia because that country has cast its law with the West, opening its economy and holding elections. He accused Russia of a Cold War mindset marked by "bullying and intimidation". "Begin repair relations with the United States, the Europe and other nations, and to begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must respect the freedom of its neighbors." Russia's president Friday accused the US of antagonizing Moscow. He claimed US support for a new missile defense facility in Poland is aimed at reigning in Russia. President Dmitry Medvedev also asserted Georgia's two separatist regions South Ossetia and Abkhazia likely will never be part of Georgia again. Jennifer Ludden, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

The Food and Drug Administration said today it is sticking to its position that the chemical found in baby bottles does not pose a health threat. More on the stories, NPR's Richard Harris.

 

Bisphenol A rose to the top of some people's worry lists after one federal agency, the National Toxicology Program said there was, quote "some concern" about the chemical. It is somewhat similar to the hormone astringent, so in certain doses it can have biological effects. However the FDA has maintained that so little leaches out of plastic baby bottles, lines of food cans and other common plastics that people shouldn't worry about it. The agency has now reaffirmed that position in a draft—for a view of the chemical, but that doesn't satisfy people who are concerned about it. Candidate is planning to ban the chemical and California is considering restrictions as well. Richard Harris, NPR News.

 

 

The AFL-CIO and a number of other Labor Groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission a looking into whether retail giant Wal-Mart sought to pressure employees on how to vote in the up-coming election. The request comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that said while the retailer held meetings to warn managers and supervisors about what might happen ,should Democrats win in the fall. Wal-Mart for its part says it did nothing wrong and says it is, the government would find that if it chooses to investigate the matter. An issue in the case is whether by discussing a lot would make it easier for workers to unionize, the retailer was seeking to persuade the employees from casting votes for Democratic candidates.

 

A key index of consumer sentiment improves slightly this month in party with  dipping  gas prices involved the slight rise in the Reuters/University of Michigan index that did literally ease fears consumer spending is likely to weaken further later in the year. The index rose slightly up five tenths of one percent.

 

On Wall Street today the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 44 points to end the week at 11,659. The NASDAQ fell a point, the Standard&Poor's 500 boosts up 5 points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

Outputed \ the nation's mines and factories rose slightly in July. Federal Reserve says the two tenths of a percent increase was a result of increase manufacturing activity. The biggest increase was in motor vehicles and parts of for a third straight month, warmer than normal weather also boosted electricity usage. The government says factories, mines and utilities were operating in nearly 80% capacity.

 

 

Jerry Wexler has died as a producer at Atlantic Records. Wexler helped shape the sound of the 20th century. Jerry Wexler suffered from a congenital heart disease, he died early this morning at his home in Sarasota, Florida. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

If you own an album or MP3 by Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield or Aretha Franklin, there is a good chance it was produced by Gerry Wexler. Wexler was a New York City kid who loved Jazz and Soul. He served in World War II then became a music journalist at Billboard magazine, where he coined the term "rhythm and blues". He also refused during McCarthy arid(有个d音,但是这个意思又好像不对) to compile a blacklist dossier on the folk group the Weavers. So Wexler left for Atlantic Records and started producing hits. Wexler insisted that Soul and the R&B were commercially buyable for a broad audience and he was a major architect of the sound. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

 

Mrs. Fields Cookie chain announced today (it)  plans to file for bankruptcy. The company which in addition to its cookie business also licenses and franchises the TCBY Yogurt chain says it’s begun soliciting votes for a prepackaged reorganization plan. Company says it is unable to make an interest payment on its debt in September.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.
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President Bush again blamed Russia for the week-long crisis in Georgia and called on Moscow to withdraw its combat troops. He spoke as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Georgian capital, pushing for implementation of a French-brokered cease-fire. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

 

Mr. Bush said the US stands by Georgia because that country has cast its lot with the West, opening its economy and holding elections. He accused Russia of a Cold War mindset marked by "bullying and intimidation". "Begin to repair\ its relations with the United States, \ Europe and other nations, and to begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must respect the freedom of its neighbors." Russia's president Friday accused the US of antagonizing Moscow. He claimed US support for a new missile defense facility in Poland is aimed at reining in Russia. President Dmitry Medvedev also asserted Georgia's two separatist region South Ossetia and Abkhazia likely will never be part of Georgia again. Jennifer Ludden, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

The Food and Drug Administration said today it is sticking to its position that the chemical found in baby bottles does not pose a health threat. More on the story from NPR's Richard Harris.

 

Bisphenol A rose to the top of some people's worry lists after one federal agency, the National Toxicology Program said there was "some concern" about the chemical. It is somewhat similar to the hormone estrogen, so in certain doses it can have biological effects. However the FDA has maintained that so little leaches out of plastic baby bottles, the linings of food cans and other common plastics that people shouldn't worry about it. The agency has now reaffirmed that position in a draft review of the chemical, but that doesn't satisfy people who are concerned about it. Canada is planning to ban the chemical and California is considering restrictions as well. Richard Harris, NPR News.

 

 

The AFL-CIO and a number of other labor groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission to look\ into whether retail giant Wal-Mart sought to pressure employees on how to vote in the upcoming election. The request comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that said while the retailer held meetings to warn managers and supervisors about what might happen, should Democrats win in the fall, Wal-Mart for its part says it did nothing wrong and said the government will find that if it chooses to investigate the matter. At issue in the case is whether by discussing a law that would make it easier for workers to unionize, the retailer was seeking to dissuade \ employees from casting votes for Democratic candidates.

 

A key index of consumer sentiment improved slightly this month in part due to a dip in  gas prices. However, the slight rise in the Reuters/University of Michigan index \ did little to ease fears consumer spending is likely to weaken further later in the year. The index rose slightly, up five tenths of one percent.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 44 points to end the week at 11,659. The NASDAQ fell a point, the Standard&Poor's 500 was up five points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

Output at the nation's mines and factories rose slightly in July. The Federal Reserve says the two tenths of a percent increase was a result of increased manufacturing activity. The biggest increase was in motor vehicles and parts, up for a third straight month. Warmer than normal weather also boosted electricity usage. The government says factories, mines and utilities were operating at nearly 80% capacity.

 

Jerry Wexler has died as a producer at Atlantic Records. Wexler helped shape the sound of the 20th century. Jerry Wexler suffered from a congenital heart disease. He died early this morning at his home in Sarasota, Florida. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

If you own an album or MP3 by Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield or Aretha Franklin, there is a good chance it was produced by Gerry Wexler. Wexler was a New York City kid who loved Jazz and Soul. He served in World War II, then became a music journalist at Billboard magazine, where he coined the term "rhythm and blues". He also refused during the McCarthy era to compile a blacklist dossier on the folk group the Weavers. So Wexler left for Atlantic Records and started producing hits. Wexler insisted that Soul/R&B were commercially buyable for a broad audience and he was a major architect of its sound. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

Mrs. Fields Cookie chain announced today it plans to file for bankruptcy. The company which in addition to its cookie business also licenses and franchises the TCBY Yogurt chain says it's begun soliciting votes for a prepackaged reorganization plan. Company says it is unable to make an interest payment on its debt in September.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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

 

President Bush again blamed Russia for the week-long crisis in Georgia and called on Moscow to withdraw its combat troops. He spoke as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Georgian capital, pushing for implementation of a French-brokered cease-fire. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

 

Mr. Bush said the US stands by Georgia because that country has cast its lot with the West, opening its economy and holding elections. He accused Russia of a Cold War mindset marked by "bullying and intimidation". "Begin to repair its relations with the United States, Europe and other nations, and to begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must respect the freedom of its neighbors." Russia's president Friday accused the US of antagonizing Moscow. He claimed US support for a new missile defense facility in Poland is aimed at reining in Russia. President Dmitry Medvedev also asserted Georgia's two separatist region South Ossetia and Abkhazia likely will never be part of Georgia again. Jennifer Ludden, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

The Food and Drug Administration said today it is sticking to its position that the chemical found in baby bottles does not pose a health threat. More on the story from NPR's Richard Harris.

 

Bisphenol A rose to the top of some people's worry lists after one federal agency, the National Toxicology Program said there was quote "some concern" about the chemical. It is somewhat similar to the hormone estrogen, so in certain doses it can have biological effects. However the FDA has maintained that so little leaches out of plastic baby bottles, the linings of food cans and other common plastics that people shouldn't worry about it. The agency has now reaffirmed that position in a draft review of the chemical, but that doesn't satisfy people who are concerned about it. Canada is planning to ban the chemical and California is considering restrictions as well. Richard Harris, NPR News.

 

 

The AFL-CIO and a number of other labor groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission to look into whether retail giant Wal-Mart sought to pressure employees on how to vote in the upcoming election. The request comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that said while the retailer held meetings to warn managers and supervisors about what might happen, should Democrats win in the fall, Wal-Mart for its part says it did nothing wrong and said the government will find that if it chooses to investigate the matter. At issue in the case is whether by discussing a law that would make it easier for workers to unionize, the retailer was seeking to dissuade employees from casting votes for Democratic candidates.

 

A key index of consumer sentiment improved slightly this month in part due to a dip in gas prices. However, the slight rise in the Reuters/University of Michigan index did little to ease fears consumer spending is likely to weaken further later in the year. The index rose slightly, up five tenths of one percent.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 44 points to end the week at 11,659. The NASDAQ fell a point, the Standard&Poor's 500 was up five points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

Output at the nation's mines and factories rose slightly in July. The Federal Reserve says the two tenths of a percent increase was a result of increased manufacturing activity. The biggest increase was in motor vehicles and parts, up for a third straight month, warmer than normal weather also boosted electricity usage. The government says factories, mines and utilities were operating at nearly 80% capacity.

 

Jerry Wexler has died as a producer at Atlantic Records. Wexler helped shape the sound of the 20th century. Jerry Wexler suffered from a congenital heart disease. He died early this morning at his home in Sarasota, Florida. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

If you own an album or MP3 by Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield or Aretha Franklin, there is a good chance it was produced by Gerry Wexler. Wexler was a New York City kid who loved Jazz and Soul. He served in World War II, then became a music journalist at Billboard magazine, where he coined the term "rhythm and blues". He also refused during the McCarthy era to compile a blacklist dossier on the folk group the Weavers. So Wexler left for Atlantic Records and started producing hits. Wexler insisted that Soul R&B were commercially buyable for abroad audience and he was a major architect of its sound. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

Mrs. Fields Cookie chain announced today it plans to file for bankruptcy. The company which in addition to its cookie business also licenses and franchises the TCBY Yogurt chain says it's begun soliciting votes for a prepackaged reorganization plan. Company says it is unable to make an interest payment on its debt in September.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

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President Bush again blamed Russia for the week-long crisis in Georgia and called on Moscow to withdraw its combat troops. He spoke as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Georgian capital, pushing for implementation of a French-brokered cease-fire. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.

 

Mr. Bush said the US stands by Georgia because that country has cast its lot with the West, opening its economy and holding elections. He accused Russia of a Cold War mindset marked by "bullying and intimidation". "Begin to repair\ its relations with the United States, \ Europe and other nations, and to begin restoring its place in the world, Russia must respect the freedom of its neighbors." Russia's president Friday accused the US of antagonizing Moscow. He claimed US support for a new missile defense facility in Poland is aimed at reining in Russia. President Dmitry Medvedev also asserted Georgia's two separatist region South Ossetia and Abkhazia likely will never be part of Georgia again. Jennifer Ludden, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

The Food and Drug Administration said today it is sticking to its position that the chemical found in baby bottles does not pose a health threat. More on the story from NPR's Richard Harris.

 

Bisphenol A rose to the top of some people's worry lists after one federal agency, the National Toxicology Program said there was "some concern" about the chemical. It is somewhat similar to the hormone estrogen, so in certain doses it can have biological effects. However the FDA has maintained that so little leaches out of plastic baby bottles, the linings of food cans and other common plastics that people shouldn't worry about it. The agency has now reaffirmed that position in a draft review of the chemical, but that doesn't satisfy people who are concerned about it. Canada is planning to ban the chemical and California is considering restrictions as well. Richard Harris, NPR News.

 

 

The AFL-CIO and a number of other labor groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission to look\ into whether retail giant Wal-Mart sought to pressure employees on how to vote in the upcoming election. The request comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that said while the retailer held meetings to warn managers and supervisors about what might happen, should Democrats win in the fall, Wal-Mart for its part says it did nothing wrong and said the government will find that if it chooses to investigate the matter. At issue in the case is whether by discussing a law that would make it easier for workers to unionize, the retailer was seeking to dissuade \ employees from casting votes for Democratic candidates.

 

A key index of consumer sentiment improved slightly this month and parted with dip in gas prices. However, the slight rise in the Reuters/University of Michigan index \ did little to ease fears consumer spending is likely to weaken further later in the year. The index rose slightly, up five tenths of one percent.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 44 points to end the week at 11,659. The NASDAQ fell a point, the Standard & Poor's 500 was up five points today.

 

This is NPR.

 

Output at the nation's mines and factories rose slightly in July. The Federal Reserve says the two tenths of a percent increase was a result of increased manufacturing activity. The biggest increase was in motor vehicles and parts, up for a third straight month. Warmer than normal weather also boosted electricity usage. The government says factories, mines and utilities were operating at nearly 80% capacity.

 

Jerry Wexler has died as a producer at Atlantic Records. Wexler helped shape the sound of the 20th century. Jerry Wexler suffered from a congenital heart disease. He died early this morning at his home in Sarasota, Florida. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

If you own an album or MP3 by Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield or Aretha Franklin, there is a good chance it was produced by Gerry Wexler. Wexler was a New York City kid who loved Jazz and Soul. He served in World War II, then became a music journalist at Billboard magazine, where he coined the term "rhythm and blues". He also refused during the McCarthy era to compile a blacklist dossier on the folk group the Weavers. So Wexler left for Atlantic Records and started producing hits. Wexler insisted that Soul and R&B were commercially buyable for a broad audience and he was a major architect of its sound. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

Mrs. Fields Cookie chain announced today it plans to file for bankruptcy. The company which in addition to its cookie business also licenses and franchises the TCBY Yogurt chain says it's begun soliciting votes for a prepackaged reorganization plan. Company says it is unable to make an interest payment on its debt in September.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

 

 

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