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

 

The House passed a reworked version of the government's financial bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House today, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

President Bush thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taken together, these steps represent decisive action to ease the credit crunch that is now threatening our economy. With a smoother flow of credit, more businesses will be able to stock their shelves and meet their payrolls; more families will be able to get loans for cars and homes and college education." The president seemed to acknowledge the majority in his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government intervention should occur only when necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patience. The impact of the bill, he said, won't be felt immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

A day after his debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back in his home state of Delaware today to say goodbye to his son as he prepares to deploy to Iraq. Biden told soldiers outside the state Capitol that his heart is "full of love and pride". He takes comfort in knowing his son junior is among the best prepared group of citizen-soldiers the US has ever put in harm's way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son who went to Iraq earlier this month.

 

Last night's vice presidential debate also set a record of sorts and now appears to have been the most watched vice presidential debate in history, drawing almost 70 million viewers. That's according to Nielsen Media Research. By way of comparison, the first of three scheduled presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain drew just 52.4 million viewers.

 

The job market shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs. September marked the ninth straight month of decline. And economists say it's one more piece of evidence the economy is in recession. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

 

The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last recession. The biggest drops last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing lost more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier as like retail trade are now reeling. Analysts predict the nation's credit problem will claim even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with Wachovia. "I would say that over the next three to six months, the average job loss will probably be 120,000 to 140,000 a month. So it's just the credit availability, credit crunch problem has really accelerated here." While the number of jobs fell in September, the unemployment rate actually stayed the same at 6.1%. But analysts don't expect that to last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points. For the week, the Dow lost 7%. The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points.

 

This is NPR.

 

Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile strikes. The air strikes in villages near the border with Afghanistan were aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan. Missiles believed to have been fired from unmanned US drones were reported to have been launched just before dusk. Pakistan has said the attacks by the US, while killing Taliban leaders, also often bring civilian casualties, something they say has fanned extremist actions.
 
World powers are gathering momentum to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia. The capture of a Ukrainian ship laden with weapons last week has prompted coordinated action. NPR's Gwen Tompkins reports.

 

In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warships are surrounding the MV Faina and her treasure of tanks, grenade launchers and ammunition. Somali pirates are demanding 20 million dollars for the vessel. But a Russian warship is expected. And western powers appeared newly motivated to curb piracy off the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a multinational effort to patrol the area and a proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapons aboard the hijacked ship will en route to Southern Sudan, which, if true, undermines a landmark peace deal that ended Sudan's long civil war. So the Somali pirates may have prompted an even bigger international incident than even they expected. Gwen Tompkins, NPR News, Nairobi.

 

Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The contract for benchmark grade crude fell nine cents a barrel to close at $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


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



  The House passed a reworked version of the government bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.



  President Bush thanks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others Congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taking the care of this stuff represent the * action to ease the credit crush that are now threatening our economy. This will follow more credit more business will bail the stock and shares and need to pay rose will family to be able to get loans for the *, houses and college education." The President * technology the majority and his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government innovation should occur only one necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patients, the impact of bill, he said, would be felt immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.



  The day after the debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back to his home state Delaware today to say goodbye to son as he prepares to deploy to Iraq. Biden told soldiers on * * there is as hard as (quote) "* global and pry". He takes confidence no one know * among the best prepare huge citizen soldiers US has reported in harm's way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son went to Iraq early this month.



  Last nights vice presidential debate also set a record of sources and now appears to be the most watched vice presidential debate in history * almost 70,000,000 viewers. That's according to Millson Media research. A way the comparison the first of three scheduled presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain * 15,400,000 million viewers.



  The job markets shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs * happened nine direct month of decline. The * say one more piece * the economy is in ression. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.



  The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last ression. The biggest drop last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing loss more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier is like retail trade are now *. Analyst predicts the nation's critical problem even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with *. "I would say that over the next three to six month, the average jobs loss wills probably 120,000-140,000 a month. So it’s just being the credit availability, credit crush problem and relief celebrating the year." While the number of jobs fell in September, the employment rate actually stays the same at 6.1%. But analyst don't expect that to last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.



  On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points for the week. The Dow lost 7%.The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points. This is NPR.



  Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile strikes. The airstrike in the villages near the border with Afghanistan was aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operation against Taliban and Al-Q'aeda militants in Pakistan's border upon Afghanistan. Missiles during to be fired are unnamed US * were reportedly to be launched just before dusk. Pakistan said the attacks for the US for killing Taliban leaders also option break civilian causality, something to say offend extremist actions.



  One powers are gathered more medical *piracy after coast of Somalian, the capture bill of * ship with weapons last week with part of coordinated actions. NPR's * * reports.



  In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warship are also surrounding the ship * * and her treasury tanks * * end any *. Somali pirate demanding 20,000,000 dollars for the vessel, Russian warship is expected. And western power appears newly motivated to cure piracy of the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a * national effort to patrol the area and proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapon aboard the hijacking will on road the South Sudan, which if true undermines the landmark peace deal that end Sudan's civil war. So the Somali piracy may have prompted an even biggest international incident than even they have expected. * * NPR News, Nairobi.



  Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The Contract for the benchmark Great Crude fell 9 cents a barrel to close at the $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.



  I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington. 



                  

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I believe the government effort should occur only when necessary. In the situation, action is clearly necessary.

 

And he also asked for patience the impacted bail he said’ won’t be thought immediately.’ // NPR News, Washington.

 

A day after a debate with republican rival Sarah Palin, democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back to his home state of Dalwer today. He said goodbye to his son as he prepares to deploy to a rack. // soldiers outside the couple, his heart is croaked full of love and pride. He takes confidence knowing his son is among the best prepared group of citizen soldiers US that report in Harmsway. Palin, for her part, has 19-year-old son. He went to Iraq earlier this month. 

 

Last night the vice presidential debate also set a record of sorts in our appeals to be most watched vice presidential debate in history, drawing also 70 million viewers on sound corter media research. A way of comparison three scheduled presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain Georgia’s 52.4 million viewers.

 

The job markets shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs of temporary marked the 9 shrank months of declines. The economists say it’s one more peace evidence economy recession. NPR’s // reports.

 

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On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points for the week. The Dow lost 7% the S&P fell 15 points. The NASDAQ’s 29 points. 

 

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Crude oil futures ended the session lower the contract for bench markets crude for 9 cents a barrel to close at $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

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

 

 

  The House passed a reworked version of the government bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House today, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

 

  President Bush thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others Congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taking together this stuff representive the decisive action to ease the credit crunch that is now threatening our economy. This will follow more credit more business will bail the stock and shares and need to pay rose will family to be able to get loans for the cars, and houses and college education." The President * technology the majority and his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government innovation should occur only when necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patients, the impact of bill, he said, won’t be thought immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

  A day after the debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back to his home state Delaware today to say goodbye to son as he prepares to deploy to Iraq. Biden told soldiers on * * there is as hard as (quote) "* full of love and pride". He takes confidence knowing his son is among the best prepared huge citizen soldiers US has reported in harm's way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son. He went to Iraq early this month.

 

 

  Last nights vice presidential debate also set a record of sources and now appears to be the most watched vice presidential debate in history drawing almost 70,000,000 viewers. That's according to Millson Media research. A way of comparison the first of three scheduled presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain * 52.4 million viewers.

 

 

  The job markets shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs * happened nine direct month of decline. The economists say one more piece * the economy is in recission. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

 

 

  The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last recession. The biggest drop last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing loss more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier is like retail trade are now *. Analyst predicts the nation's credit problem will claim even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with Wachovia. "I would say that over the next three to six month, the average jobs loss wills probably 120,000-140,000 a month. So it’s just being the credit availability, credit crunch problem and relief celebrating the year." While the number of jobs fell in September, the employment rate actually stays the same at 6.1%. But analysts don't expect that to last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

  On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points for the week. The Dow lost 7%.The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points. This is NPR.

 

 

  Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile strikes. The airstrike in the villages near the border with Afghanistan was aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operations against Taliban and Al-Q'aeda militants in Pakistan's border zone upon Afghanistan. Missiles during to be fired are unnamed US * were reportedly to be launched just before dusk. Pakistan said the attacks for the US for killing Taliban leaders also after bring civilian causally, something will say offend extremist actions.

 

 

  World powers are gathered more medical *piracy after coast of Somali/, the capture bill of * ship with weapons last week with part of coordinated actions. NPR's * * reports.

 

 

  In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warship are also surrounding the ship * * and her treasury tanks * * end any *. Somali pirate demanding 20,000,000 dollars for the vessel, Russian warship is expected. And western power appears newly motivated to cur piracy of the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a * national effort to patrol the area and proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapon aboard the hijacking will on road the South Sudan, which if true undermines the landmark peace deal that end Sudan's civil war. So the Somali pilots may have prompted an even bigger international incident than even they have expected. * * NPR News, Nairobi.

 

 

  Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The Contract for the benchmark Great Crude fell 9 cents a barrel to close at the $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

 

  I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington

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  The House passed a reworked version of the government financial bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House today, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

  President Bush thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taking together this stuff representive the decisive action to ease the credit crunch that is now threatening our economy. This will follow more credit more business will bear the stock and shares and meet the pay rose, more families to be able to get loans for the cars, and homes and college education." The President seemed technology the majority in his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government innovation should occur only when necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patience, the impact of bill, he said, won’t be thought immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

  A day after the debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back to his home state Delaware today to say goodbye to his son as he prepares to deploy to Iraq. Biden told soldiers outside state capitol that his heart hard as is quoted full of love and pride". He takes confidence knowing his son is among the best prepared group citizen soldiers US ever has put in harm's way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son. He went to Iraq early this month.

 

  Last nights vice presidential debate also set a record of thoughts and now appears to be the most watched vice presidential debate in history drawing almost 70,000,000 viewers that's according to Millson Media research. By way of comparison, the first of three scheduled presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain drew just 52.4 million viewers.

 

 The job markets shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs  September  happened nine straight months of decline. The economists say one more piece of evidence the economy is in recission. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

 

  The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last recession. The biggest drop last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing loss more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier is like retail trade are now reeling. Analyst predicts the nation's credit problem will claim even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with Wachovia. "I would say that over the next three to six months, the average jobs loss wills probably 120,000-140,000 a month. So it’s just being the credit availability, credit crunch problem and relief celebrating the year." While the number of jobs fell in September, the unemployment rate actually stays the same at 6.1%. But analysts don't expect that to last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.

 

  On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points for the week. The Dow lost 7%.The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points. This is NPR.

 

  Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile strikes. The airstrike in the villages near the border with Afghanistan were aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operations against Taliban and Al-Q'aeda militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan. Missiles during to be fired are unmaned US drown were reportedly to be launched just before dusk. Pakistan said the attacks for the US for killing Taliban leaders also after bring civilian causally, something will say offend extremist actions.

 

  World powers are gathered more medical fight piracy after coast of Somali/, the capture bill of * ship with weapons last week with part of coordinated actions. NPR's * * reports.

 

  In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warship are also surrounding the ship * * and her treasury tanks * * end any mission. Somali pirate demanding 20,000,000 dollars for the vessel. But Russian warship is expected. And western power appears newly motivated to cur piracy of the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a  multinational effort to patrol the area and proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapon aboard the hijack ship will on routine to South Sudan, which is true undermines the landmark peace deal that end Sudan's long civil war. So the Somali pilots may have prompted in an even bigger international incident than even they have expected. * * NPR News, Nairobi.

 

  Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The Contract for the benchmark Great Crude fell 9 cents a barrel to close at the $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

  I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington. 

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  The House passed a reworked version of the government’s financial bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House today, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

  President Bush thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taking together these steps represent the decisive action to ease the credit crunch that is now threatening our economy. With a smoother flow of credit, more businesses will be able to stock their shelves and meet their payrolls; more families will be able to get loans for cars and homes and college education." The President seemed to acknowledge the majority in his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government intervention should occur only when necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patience, the impact of the bill, he said, won’t be felt immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

 

  A day after his debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back at his home state of Delaware today to say goodbye to his son as he prepares to be deployed to Iraq. Biden told soldiers outside the state Capitol that his heart is quote “full of love and pride". He takes comfort knowing his son junior is among the best prepared group of citizen-soldiers the US has ever put in harm’s way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son who went to Iraq earlier this month.

 

 

 

  Last night’s vice presidential debate also set a record of sorts and now appears to be the most watched vice presidential debate in history drawing almost 70,000,000 viewers that's according to Millson Media research. By way of comparison, the first of three scheduled presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain drew just 52.4 million viewers.

 

 

 

 The job market shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs. September marked the ninth straight month of decline. And the economists say it’s one more piece of evidence the economy is in recession. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

 

 

 

  The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last recession. The biggest drops last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing loss more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier is like retail trade are now reeling. Analysts predict the nation's credit problem will claim even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with Wachovia. "I would say that over the next three to six months, the average jobs loss will probably be 120,000-140,000 a month. So it’s just being the credit availability, credit crunch problem has really accelerated the year." While the number of jobs fell in September, the unemployment rate actually stayed same at 6.1%. But analysts don't expect that to last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

 

  On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points for the week. The Dow lost 7%.The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points. This is NPR.

 

  Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile strikes. The airstrikes in the villages near the border with Afghanistan were aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operations against Taliban and Al-Q'aeda militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan. Missiles blamed to have been fired from unmanned US drones were reported to have been launched just before dusk. Pakistan has said the attacks by the US for killing Taliban leaders also often bring civilian causally, something they say, have fanned extremist actions.

 

 

 

  World powers are gathering momentum to fight piracy after the coast of Somalia the capture of Ukrainian ship laying with weapons last week has prompted coordinated actions. NPR's * Hopkins reports.

 

 

 

  In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warships are also surrounding the MV Faina and her treasure of tanks, great launchers and ammunition. Somali pirates are demanding 20,000,000 dollars for the vessel. But a Russian warship is expected. And western power appears newly motivated to curb piracy of the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a  multinational effort to patrol the area and a proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapons aboard the hijacked ship will on route to Southern Sudan, which if is true undermines the landmark peace deal that ended Sudan's long civil war. So the Somali pirates may have prompted an even bigger international incident than even they expected. * Hopkins NPR News, Nairobi.

 

 

 

  Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The Contract for benchmark Great Crude fell 9 cents a barrel to close at $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

 

 

  I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington. 

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

 

The House passed a reworked version of the government’s financial bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House today, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

President Bush thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taking together these steps represent the decisive action to ease the credit crunch that is now threatening our economy. With a smoother flow of credit, more businesses will be able to stock their shelves and meet their payrolls; more families will be able to get loans for cars and homes and college education." The President seemed to acknowledge the majority in his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government intervention should occur only when necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patience, the impact of the bill, he said, won’t be felt immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

A day after his debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back at his home state of Delaware today to say goodbye to his son as he prepares to be deployed to Iraq. Biden told soldiers outside the state Capitol that his heart is "full of love and pride". He takes comfort knowing his son junior is among the best prepared group of citizen-soldiers the US has ever put in harm’s way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son who went to Iraq earlier this month.

 

Last night’s vice presidential debate also set a record of sorts and now appears to be the most watched vice presidential debate in history drawing almost 70,000,000 viewers that's according to Millson Media research. By way of comparison, the first of three scheduled presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain drew just 52.4 million viewers.

 

The job market shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs. September marked the ninth straight month of decline. And the economists say it’s one more piece of evidence the economy is in recession. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

 

The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last recession. The biggest drops last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing loss more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier is like retail trade are now reeling. Analysts predict the nation's credit problem will claim even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with Wachovia. "I would say that over the next three to six months, the average jobs loss will probably be 120,000-140,000 a month. So it’s just being the credit availability, credit crunch problem has really accelerated the year." While the number of jobs fell in September, the unemployment rate actually stayed same at 6.1%. But analysts don't expect that to last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points for the week. The Dow lost 7%.The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points. This is NPR.

 

Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile strikes. The airstrikes in the villages near the border with Afghanistan were aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operations against Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan. Missiles blamed to have been fired from unmanned US drones were reported to have been launched just before dusk. Pakistan has said the attacks by the US for killing Taliban leaders also often bring civilian casualty, something they say, have fanned extremist actions.
 
World powers are gathering momentum to fight piracy after the coast of Somalia the capture of Ukrainian ship laying with weapons last week has prompted coordinated actions. NPR's * Hopkins reports.

 

In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warships are also surrounding the MV Faina and her treasure of tanks, great launchers and ammunition. Somali pirates are demanding 20,000,000 dollars for the vessel. But a Russian warship is expected. And western power appears newly motivated to curb piracy of the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a  multinational effort to patrol the area and a proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapons aboard the hijacked ship will on route to Southern Sudan, which if is true undermines the landmark peace deal that ended Sudan's long civil war. So the Somali pirates may have prompted an even bigger international incident than even they expected. * Hopkins NPR News, Nairobi.

 

Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The contract for benchmark grade crude fell 9 cents a barrel to close at $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington. 

 

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The House passed a reworked version of the government’s financial bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House today, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

President Bush thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taking together these steps represent the decisive action to ease the credit crunch that is now threatening our economy. With a smoother flow of credit, more businesses will be able to stock their shelves and meet their payrolls; more families will be able to get loans for cars and homes and college education." The President seemed to acknowledge the majority in his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government intervention should occur only when necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patience, the impact of the bill, he said, won’t be felt immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

A day after his debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back at his home state of Delaware today to say goodbye to his son as he prepares to deploy to Iraq. Biden told soldiers outside the state Capitol that his heart is "full of love and pride". He takes comfort knowing his son junior is among the best prepared group of citizen-soldiers the US has ever put in harm’s way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son who went to Iraq earlier this month.

Last night’s vice presidential debate also set a record of sorts and now appears to be the most watched vice presidential debate in history drawing almost 70,000,000 viewers that's according to Millson Media research. By way of comparison, the first of three scheduled presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain drew just 52.4 million viewers.

The job market shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs. September marked the ninth straight month of decline. And the economists say its one more piece of evidence the economy is in recession. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last recession. The biggest drops last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing loss more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier is like retail trade are now reeling. Analysts predict the nation's credit problem will claim even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with Wachovia. "I would say that over the next three to six months, the average jobs loss will probably be 120,000-140,000 a month. So it’s just be the credit availability, credit crunch problem has really accelerated the year." While the number of jobs fell in September, the unemployment rate actually stayed same at 6.1%. But analysts don't expect that to last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points for the week. The Dow lost 7%.The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points. This is NPR.

Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile-strikes. The airstrikes in the villages near the border with Afghanistan were aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan's border-zone with Afghanistan. Missiles blamed to have been fired from unmanned US drones were reported to have been launched just before dusk. Pakistan has said the attacks by the US for killing Taliban leaders also often bring civilian casualty, something they say, has fanned extremist actions.
World powers are gathering momentum to fight piracy after the coast of Somalia the capture of Ukrainian ship
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In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warships are also surrounding the MV Faina and her treasure of tanks, grenade launchers and ammunition. Somali pirates are demanding 20,000,000 dollars for the vessel. But a Russian warship is expected. And western power appears newly motivated to curb piracy of the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a multinational effort to patrol the area and a proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapons aboard the hijacked ship will on route to Southern Sudan, which (if去掉) is true undermines the landmark peace deal that ended Sudan's long civil war. So the Somali pirates may have prompted an even bigger international incident than even they expected. Gauntt Hopkins NPR News, Nairobi.

Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The contract for benchmark grade crude fell 9 cents a barrel to close at $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington

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The House passed a reworked version of the government’s financial bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House today, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

President Bush thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taking together these steps represent the decisive action to ease the credit crunch that is now threatening our economy. With a smoother flow of credit, more businesses will be able to stock their shelves and meet their payrolls; more families will be able to get loans for cars and homes and college education." The President seemed to acknowledge the majority in his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government intervention should occur only when necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patience, the impact of the bill, he said, won’t be felt immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

A day after his debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back to his home state of Delaware today to say goodbye to his son as he prepares to / deploy to Iraq. Biden told soldiers outside the state Capitol that his heart is (quote) "full of love and pride". He takes comfort knowing his son junior is among the best prepared group of citizen-soldiers the US has ever put in harm’s way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son who went to Iraq earlier this month.

 

Last night’s vice presidential debate also set a record of sorts and now appears to be the most watched vice presidential debate in history drawing almost 70,000,000 viewers that's according to Millson Media research. By way of comparison, the first of three scheduled presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain drew just 52.4 million viewers.

 

The job market shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs. September marked the ninth straight month of decline. And the economists say it’s one more piece of evidence the economy is in recession. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

 

The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last recession. The biggest drops last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing loss more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier is like retail trade are now reeling. Analysts predict the nation's credit problem will claim even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with Wachovia. "I would say that over the next three to six months, the average jobs loss will probably be 120,000 to 140,000 a month. So it’s just being the credit availability, credit crunch problem has really accelerated the year." While the number of jobs fell in September, the unemployment rate actually stayed the same at 6.1%. But analysts don't expect that till last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points for the week. The Dow lost 7%.The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points. This is NPR.

 

Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile strikes. The air strikes in / villages near the border with Afghanistan were aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan. Missiles believed open fire from unmanned US drones were reported to have been launched just before dusk. Pakistan has said the attacks by the US for killing Taliban leaders also often bring civilian casualties, something they say, has fanned extremist actions.
 
World powers are gathering momentum to fight piracy after the coast of Somalia
of the capture of the Ukrainian ship laden with weapons last week has prompted coordinated actions. NPR's Gwen Tompkins reports.

 

In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warships are / surrounding the MV Faina and her treasure of tanks, great launchers and ammunition. Somali pirates are demanding 20,000,000 dollars for the vessel. But a Russian warship is expected. And western power appears newly motivated to curb piracy off the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a multinational effort to patrol the area and a proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapons aboard the hijacked ship will on route to Southern Sudan, which if / true undermines the landmark peace deal that ended Sudan's long civil war. So the Somali pirates may have prompted an even bigger international incident than even they expected. Gwen Tompkins, NPR News, Nairobi.

 

Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The contract for benchmark grade crude fell 9 cents a barrel to close at $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington

 

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The House passed a reworked version of the government’s financial bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House today, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

President Bush thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taking together these steps represent the decisive action to ease the credit crunch that is now threatening our economy. With a smoother flow of credit, more businesses will be able to stock their shelves and meet their payrolls; more families will be able to get loans for cars and homes and college education." The President seemed to acknowledge the majority in his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government intervention should occur only when necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patience, the impact of the bill, he said, won’t be felt immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

A day after his debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back to his home state of Delaware today to say goodbye to his son as he prepares to deploy to Iraq. Biden told soldiers outside the state Capitol that his heart is (quote) "full of love and pride". He takes comfort knowing his son junior is among the best prepared group of citizen-soldiers the US has ever put in harm’s way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son who went to Iraq earlier this month.

 

Last night’s vice presidential debate also set a record of sorts and now appears to be the most watched vice presidential debate in history drawing almost 70,000,000 viewers that's according to Millson Media research. By way of comparison, the first of three scheduled presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain drew just 52.4 million viewers.

 

The job market shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs. September marked the ninth straight month of decline. And the economists say it’s one more piece of evidence the economy is in recession. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

 

The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last recession. The biggest drops last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing loss more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier is like retail trade are now reeling. Analysts predict the nation's credit problem will claim even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with Wachovia. "I would say that over the next three to six months, the average jobs loss will probably be 120,000 to 140,000 a month. So it’s just being the credit availability, credit crunch problem has really accelerated the year." While the number of jobs fell in September, the unemployment rate actually stayed the same at 6.1%. But analysts don't expect that till last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points for the week. The Dow lost 7%.The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points. This is NPR.

 

Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile strikes. The air strikes in villages near the border with Afghanistan were aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan. Missiles believed open fire from unmanned US drones were reported to have been launched just before dusk. Pakistan has said the attacks by the US for killing Taliban leaders also often bring civilian casualties, something they say, has fanned extremist actions.
 
World powers are gathering momentum to fight piracy after the coast of Somalia of the capture of the Ukrainian ship laden with weapons last week has prompted coordinated actions. NPR's Gwen Tompkins reports.

 

In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warships are surrounding the MV Faina and her treasure of tanks, great launchers and ammunition. Somali pirates are demanding 20,000,000 dollars for the vessel. But a Russian warship is expected. And western power appears newly motivated to curb piracy off the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a multinational effort to patrol the area and a proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapons aboard the hijacked ship will en route to Southern Sudan, which if true undermines the landmark peace deal that ended Sudan's long civil war. So the Somali pirates may have prompted an even bigger international incident than even they expected. Gwen Tompkins, NPR News, Nairobi.

 

Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The contract for benchmark grade crude fell 9 cents a barrel to close at $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington

 

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

 

The House passed a reworked version of the government’s financial bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House today, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

President Bush thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taken together, these steps represent / decisive action to ease the credit crunch that is now threatening our economy. With a smoother flow of credit, more businesses will be able to stock their shelves and meet their payrolls; more families will be able to get loans for cars and homes and college education." The President seemed to acknowledge the majority in his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government intervention should occur only when necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patience, the impact of the bill, he said, won’t be felt immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

A day after his debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back in his home state of Delaware today to say goodbye to his son as he prepares to deploy to Iraq. Biden told soldiers outside the state Capitol that his heart is (quote) "full of love and pride". He takes comfort knowing his son junior is among the best prepared group of citizen-soldiers the US has ever put in harm’s way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son who went to Iraq earlier this month.

 

Last night’s vice presidential debate also set a record of sorts and now appears to be the most watched vice presidential debate in history drawing almost 70,000,000 viewers that's according to Millson Media research. By way of comparison, the first of three scheduled presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain drew just 52.4 million viewers.

 

The job market shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs. September marked the ninth straight month of decline. And the economists say it’s one more piece of evidence the economy is in recession. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

 

The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last recession. The biggest drops last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing loss more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier is like retail trade are now reeling. Analysts predict the nation's credit problem will claim even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with Wachovia. "I would say that over the next three to six months, the average jobs loss will probably be 120,000 to 140,000 a month. So it’s just the, the credit availability, credit crunch problem has really accelerated here." While the number of jobs fell in September, the unemployment rate actually stayed the same at 6.1%. But analysts don't expect that till last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points. For the week, the Dow lost 7%.The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points. This is NPR.

 

Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile strikes. The air strikes in villages near the border with Afghanistan were aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan. Missiles believed to open fire from an unmanned US drone/ were reported to have been launched just before dusk. Pakistan has said the attacks by the US for killing Taliban leaders also often bring civilian casualties, something they say, has fanned extremist actions.
 
World powers are gathering momentum to fight piracy
off the coast of Somalia. The capture of the Ukrainian ship laden with weapons last week has prompted coordinated actions. NPR's Gwen Tompkins reports.

 

In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warships are surrounding the MV Faina and her treasure of tanks, grenade launchers and ammunition. Somali pirates are demanding 20,000,000 dollars for the vessel. But a Russian warship is expected. And western powers appeared newly motivated to curb piracy off the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a multinational effort to patrol the area and a proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapons aboard the hijacked ship will en route to Southern Sudan, which if true undermines the landmark peace deal that ended Sudan's long civil war. So the Somali pirates may have prompted an even bigger international incident than even they expected. Gwen Tompkins, NPR News, Nairobi.

 

Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The contract for benchmark grade crude fell 9 cents a barrel to close at $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington

 

 

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The House passed a reworked version of the government's financial bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House today, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

President Bush thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taken together, these steps represent decisive action to ease the credit crunch that is now threatening our economy. With a smoother flow of credit, more businesses will be able to stock their shelves and meet their payrolls; more families will be able to get loans for cars and homes and college education." The president seemed to acknowledge the majority in his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government intervention should occur only when necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patience. The impact of the bill, he said, won't be felt immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

A day after his debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back in his home state of Delaware today to say goodbye to his son as he prepares to deploy to Iraq. Biden told soldiers outside the state Capitol that his heart is "full of love and pride". He takes comfort in knowing his son junior is among the best prepared group of citizen-soldiers the US has ever put in harm's way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son who went to Iraq earlier this month.

 

Last night's vice presidential debate also set a record of sorts and now appears to have been the most watched vice presidential debate in history, drawing almost 70 million viewers. That's according to Millson Media research. By way of comparison, the first of three scheduled presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain drew just 52.4 million viewers.

 

The job market shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs. September marked the ninth straight month of decline. And \ economists say it's one more piece of evidence the economy is in recession. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

 

The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last recession. The biggest drops last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing lost more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier as like retail trade are now reeling. Analysts predict the nation's credit problem will claim even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with Wachovia. "I would say that over the next three to six months, the average jobs loss will probably be 120,000 to 140,000 a month. So it's just the credit availability, credit crunch problem has really accelerated here." While the number of jobs fell in September, the unemployment rate actually stayed the same at 6.1%. But analysts don't expect that to last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points. For the week, the Dow lost 7%. The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points.

 

This is NPR.

 

Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile strikes. The air strikes in villages near the border with Afghanistan were aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan. Missiles believed to have been fired from \ unmanned US drones were reported to have been launched just before dusk. Pakistan has said the attacks by the US, while killing Taliban leaders, also often bring civilian casualties, something they say has fanned extremist actions.
 
World powers are gathering momentum to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia. The capture of a Ukrainian ship laden with weapons last week has prompted coordinated actions. NPR's Gwen Tompkins reports.

 

In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warships are surrounding the MV Faina and her treasure of tanks, grenade launchers and ammunition. Somali pirates are demanding 20 million dollars for the vessel. But a Russian warship is expected. And western powers appeared newly motivated to curb piracy off the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a multinational effort to patrol the area and a proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapons aboard the hijacked ship will en route to Southern Sudan, which, if true, undermines a landmark peace deal that ended Sudan's long civil war. So the Somali pirates may have prompted an even bigger international incident than even they expected. Gwen Tompkins, NPR News, Nairobi.

 

Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The contract for benchmark grade crude fell 9 cents a barrel to close at $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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The House passed a reworked version of the government's financial bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House today, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

President Bush thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taken together, these steps represent decisive action to ease the credit crunch that is now threatening our economy. With a smoother flow of credit, more businesses will be able to stock their shelves and meet their payrolls; more families will be able to get loans for cars and homes and college education." The president seemed to acknowledge the majority in his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government intervention should occur only when necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patience. The impact of the bill, he said, won't be felt immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

A day after his debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back in his home state of Delaware today to say goodbye to his son as he prepares to deploy to Iraq. Biden told soldiers outside the state Capitol that his heart is "full of love and pride". He takes comfort in knowing his son junior is among the best prepared group of citizen-soldiers the US has ever put in harm's way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son who went to Iraq earlier this month.

 

Last night's vice presidential debate also set a record of sorts and now appears to have been the most watched vice presidential debate in history, drawing almost 70 million viewers. That's according to Nielsen Media Research. By way of comparison, the first of three scheduled presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain drew just 52.4 million viewers.

 

The job market shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs. September marked the ninth straight month of decline. And \ economists say it's one more piece of evidence the economy is in recession. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

 

The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last recession. The biggest drops last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing lost more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier as like retail trade are now reeling. Analysts predict the nation's credit problem will claim even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with Wachovia. "I would say that over the next three to six months, the average job/ loss will probably be 120,000 to 140,000 a month. So it's just the credit availability, credit crunch problem has really accelerated here." While the number of jobs fell in September, the unemployment rate actually stayed the same at 6.1%. But analysts don't expect that to last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points. For the week, the Dow lost 7%. The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points.

 

This is NPR.

 

Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile strikes. The air strikes in villages near the border with Afghanistan were aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan. Missiles believed to have been fired from \ unmanned US drones were reported to have been launched just before dusk. Pakistan has said the attacks by the US, while killing Taliban leaders, also often bring civilian casualties, something they say has fanned extremist actions.
 
World powers are gathering momentum to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia. The capture of a Ukrainian ship laden with weapons last week has prompted coordinated action
/. NPR's Gwen Tompkins reports.

 

In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warships are surrounding the MV Faina and her treasure of tanks, grenade launchers and ammunition. Somali pirates are demanding 20 million dollars for the vessel. But a Russian warship is expected. And western powers appeared newly motivated to curb piracy off the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a multinational effort to patrol the area and a proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapons aboard the hijacked ship will en route to Southern Sudan, which, if true, undermines a landmark peace deal that ended Sudan's long civil war. So the Somali pirates may have prompted an even bigger international incident than even they expected. Gwen Tompkins, NPR News, Nairobi.

 

Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The contract for benchmark grade crude fell 9 cents a barrel to close at $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

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

 

The House passed a reworked version of the government's financial bailout plan early this afternoon. Speaking outside the White House today, President Bush applauded the action. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has more.

 

President Bush thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders for helping craft the bill. "Taken together, these steps represent decisive action to ease the credit crunch that is now threatening our economy. With a smoother flow of credit, more businesses will be able to stock their shelves and meet their payrolls; more families will be able to get loans for cars and homes and college education." The president seemed to acknowledge the majority in his own party who still voted against the measure. "I believe government intervention should occur only when necessary. In this situation, action is clearly necessary." And he also asked for patience. The impact of the bill, he said, won't be felt immediately. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

A day after his debate with Republican rival Sarah Palin, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden was back in his home state of Delaware today to say goodbye to his son as he prepares to deploy to Iraq. Biden told soldiers outside the state Capitol that his heart is "full of love and pride". He takes comfort in knowing his son junior is among the best prepared group of citizen-soldiers the US has ever put in harm's way. Palin, for her part, has a 19-year-old son who went to Iraq earlier this month.

 

Last night's vice presidential debate also set a record of sorts and now appears to have been the most watched vice presidential debate in history, drawing almost 70 million viewers. That's according to Nielsen Media Research. By way of comparison, the first of three scheduled presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain drew just 52.4 million viewers.

 

The job market shrank last month by nearly 160,000 jobs. September marked the ninth straight month of decline. And economists say it's one more piece of evidence the economy is in recession. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.

 

The last time the economy lost this many jobs was more than five years ago when the country was emerging from the last recession. The biggest drops last month came in the usual troubled sectors. Construction and manufacturing lost more than 80,000 jobs combined and once healthier as like retail trade are now reeling. Analysts predict the nation's credit problem will claim even more jobs. John Silver is an economist with Wachovia. "I would say that over the next three to six months, the average job loss will probably be 120,000 to 140,000 a month. So it's just the credit availability, credit crunch problem has really accelerated here." While the number of jobs fell in September, the unemployment rate actually stayed the same at 6.1%. But analysts don't expect that to last. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157 points. For the week, the Dow lost 7%. The S&P 500 fell 15 points. The NASDAQ lost 29 points.

 

This is NPR.

 

Officials in Pakistan are saying at least 12 people were killed as a result of two suspected US missile strikes. The air strikes in villages near the border with Afghanistan were aimed at militants. US forces have increased cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan. Missiles believed to have been fired from unmanned US drones were reported to have been launched just before dusk. Pakistan has said the attacks by the US, while killing Taliban leaders, also often bring civilian casualties, something they say has fanned extremist actions.
 
World powers are gathering momentum to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia. The capture of a Ukrainian ship laden with weapons last week has prompted coordinated action
. NPR's Gwen Tompkins reports.

 

In the Indian Ocean north of Mogadishu, US warships are surrounding the MV Faina and her treasure of tanks, grenade launchers and ammunition. Somali pirates are demanding 20 million dollars for the vessel. But a Russian warship is expected. And western powers appeared newly motivated to curb piracy off the long Somali coastline. The European Community is coordinating a multinational effort to patrol the area and a proposed United Nations resolution is calling on even more nations to supply military planes and ships. What's more, regional exports believed the weapons aboard the hijacked ship will en route to Southern Sudan, which, if true, undermines a landmark peace deal that ended Sudan's long civil war. So the Somali pirates may have prompted an even bigger international incident than even they expected. Gwen Tompkins, NPR News, Nairobi.

 

Crude oil futures ended the session lower. The contract for benchmark grade crude fell 9 cents a barrel to close at $93.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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