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

 

The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warned today that an economic recovery will not come overnight. But he said federal officials are using every resource to stabilize the financial markets. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Speaking to the Economic Club of New York, the Fed chairman reviewed some of the extraordinary measures taken by the Treasury Department and the Fed to thaw out the credit markets. "I am not suggesting that the way forward will be easy. But I strongly believe that we now have the tools we need to respond with the necessary force to meet these challenges." Among the measures he cited was the Bush administration's announcement this week that it would buy 250 billion dollars worth of stock in some of the country's biggest banks. Bernanke also defended the government's decision to let Lehman Brothers go under. He said rescuing the company would have cost taxpayers' money because unlike mortgage giant Fannie Mae and insurance company AIG, it lacked the collateral to guarantee federal loans. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

Wall Street was apparently not reassured by the Fed chairman's remarks. The Dow Jones Industry Average fell 733 points today. That's a nearly 7.9% decline. The NASDAQ ended the day down 150 points. The S&P 500 fell 90 points.

 

Members of the Group of Seven industrialized nations are calling for an international summit this year to discuss what they are calling a new world financial order to prevent future financial crisis. The call from European leaders came today at a meeting in Brussels where Britain and Germany joined France in advocating the session. Meanwhile, EU leaders have agreed on a continent-wide 2.3-trillion-dollar bailout plan for the banking sector. The agreement will pave the way for all 27 EU nations to shore up national banks and financial institutions.

 

Former first lady Nancy Reagan is in a Los Angeles hospital. She is being treated for a fractured pelvis. A family spokeswoman says Reagan is not expected to require surgery. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.

 

Mrs Reagan fell at her Bel-Air home last week and according to a spokeswoman did not immediately seek medical care. But after persistent pain, the former first lady went to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and was hospitalized for a broken pelvis and a sacrum. The spokeswoman said Reagan is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days and then will receive up to two months of physical therapy. Reagan is 87 years old. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized for three days after taking a fall. Carrie Kahn, NPR News.

 

Hurricane Omar has been picking up strength as it heads for Puerto Rico and some of the smaller islands in the northeastern Caribbean. Omar is the season's 15th named tropical storm. Officials at the National Hurricane Center expect it to reach Category-2 strength when it makes landfall sometime later tonight. Eduardo Tirado, was a resident of San Juan, Puerto Rico and says he's ready for the worst. "We have hurricane shutters. So we are installing all of those. Getting some canned goods just in case we run out of electricity or water at some period of the storm."

 

This is NPR.

 

Two of the nation's largest airlines have weighed in with their quarterly earnings numbers. The parent company of American Airlines says excluding its sale of investment division, it lost 360 million dollars in the third quarter. Delta which is in the process of buying Northwest says it lost 50 million dollars. Both Delta and America have been working to reduce their domestic capacity. Delta recently announced plans to cut 2000 jobs. However, both airlines also express some optimism that with fuel costs coming down, they may see better fourth quarter numbers.

 

Band leader and composer Neal Hefti has died. Hefti was most famous for composing the themes for TV's "Batman" and "The Odd Couple". NPR Sonari Glinton has more.

 

That driving beat was part of Neal Hefti's signature sound. Before he started penning catchy theme sounds in the 1940s, Hefti played trumpet and arranged for Earl Hines and Woody Herman. In the 50s, Hefti became the in-house arranger for the Count Basie Orchestra responsible for some of the band's biggest hits and its hard driving swing. Hefti also branched out into pop, arranging hit albums from Dean Martin, Malt Almay and Frank Sinatra. Hefti died Saturday. He was 85. Sonari Glinton, NPR News.

 

Consumers were apparently staying away from stores and shopping malls in droves last month. The Commerce Department confirmed that with the financial markets in turmoil and credit markets basically locked up, consumers reined in their spending. The government says retail sales fell 1.2% in September. That was nearly double what analysts had expected. It was the biggest decline in spending in three years. Much of that was led by a fall-off in car and truck sales.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

The chairman of Federal Reserve Ben Benanket warned today that the economy recovery would not come overnight. But he says Federal Reserve will use every resource to stabilize the financial markets. NPR Jimes Raley reports.

Speaking to the economic // of New York, the fat chairman reviewed some of the extraordinary measures taken by Treasury Department and the Fed to fault out the credit markets. "I am not suggesting the way forward was easy. But I am strongly believed that we now have the tools we need to response the necessary falls to meet the challenges." Among the measures he said was Mr. Bush administration announcement this week that would buy 250-billion dollars worth of stocks of some of the country's biggest banks. Bananket also defended the government decisions to let the LeMan Brothers go under. He said rescuring the company would cost taxpayers' money because unlike mortgage Fennie Mei and insurance company AIG it lacked the // to guarantee the federal loans. Jimes Raley, NPR News, New York.

 

Wall Street was panned on reassure by the Fed chairman's remarks. The DOW Jones Industry Average fell down 733 points, that is nearly 7.9% decline. The NASDAQ ended the day down 150 points, the S&P 500 fell 90 points.

 

Members of the group of 7 industrialized nations are calling for international summit this year to discuss what they are calling a new world financial order to prevent future financial crisis. The call from European leaders came today in meeting in Brussels was Britain and Germany joined France in advocating the session. Meanwhile, EU leaders have agreed on // 2.3 trillion dollar bailout plan for the banking sector. The agreement would pave the way for all 27 Eunations to shore up national banks and national institutions.

 

Former First Lady Nancy Langen is in Los Angeles hospital. She is being treated for a //. A family spokeswoman says Ms. Lingen is not expected a required surgery. NPR Carry Con reports.

Ms.Lingen fell at her // home last week and according to a spokeswoman did not immediately receive medical care. But after persistent pain, the former first lady went to // medical center, was hospitalized for broken //.  The spokeswoman says Ms. Lingen is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days and then would receive up to two months of physical therapy. Ms. Lingen is 87 years old. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized for 3 days after taking a fall. Carry Con, NPR News.

 

Hurricane Oma has been picking up strength and it had reporter re-go in some of the small islands in northern Caribbean. Oma is this season's 14th name of tropical storm. Official in // hurricane center expect it to reach Category-2 strength and make a landfall sometime later tonight. And // was // says he was ready for the worst. "We have hurricane shelters. So we can warn all those getting some canned goods just in case we run out of electricity and water in some period of the storm.

 

This is NPR.

 

Two of the nation's largest airlines have waned in their quarterly earning numbers.  The parent company of American Airlines has excluding it sale of investment division and lost 360 million dollars in third quarter. Delta which is in the process of buying the Northwest says it lost 50 million dollars. Both Delta and America have been working to reduce their domestic capacity. Delta recently announced plans to cut 2000 jobs while both airlines also express optimism with fuel cost coming down and may see better in fourth quarter numbers.

 

// composer Neu Hafti has died. Hafti was famous for composing the theme of TV’s "bad man" and "We are couple". NPR Shinnary has more

Die driving be was part of Hafti signature sound. Before he started panning and catching sounds in 1940s, Hafti play // and rains for // and what you hear it. In 50s, Hafti became the in House arranger for // orchestra responsible for some of bands biggest hits and its hard driving swing. Hafti also ........french nature. Hafti died Saturday, he was 85. Shinnary goton, NPR News.

 

Consumers are apparently staying away from stores and shopping malls in journal last month. The Commerce Department confirmed with the financial market and turmoiling credit market basically lockup consumers' waned in their spending. The government says the retail sales fell 1.2% in September that was nearly double that it is ever expected. It was the biggest decline in spending in 3 years. Much of that was affected by fall of car and truck sales.

 

I am Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

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 From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.
 The Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warned today that the economic recovery will not come over night. But he said federal officials are using every resource to stabilize the financial markets. NPR's Jim Zarroli will report.
 Speeking to the Economic Club of New York, the Fed's Chairman reviewed some of the extraordinary measures taken by the Treasury Department and the Fed to thaw out the credit markets. "I'm not suggesting the way forward will easy, but I strongly believe that we now have to tools we need to respond with the necessary force to meet these challenges." Among the measures he said was the Bush administration's announcement this week, that it would buy 250 billion dollars worth of stocks in some of the country's biggest banks. Bernanke also defended the government's decision to leave Lehman Brothers go under. He said rescuing the company would have cost taxpayer's money, because unlike mortgage giant Fanny Mae, and in turns, company AIG, it lacked the collateral to guarantee federal loans. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.
 Wall Street was apparently not reassured by the Fed Chairman's remarks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 733 points today, that's nearly 7.9% decline. Nasdaq ended the day down 150 points, the S&P 500 fell 90 points.
 Members of the group of 7 industrialized nations are calling for an international sum-up this year to discuss with their calling a new world financial order to prevent future financial crisis. The call from European leaders camp date a meeting in Brussels with Britain and Germany, joined France that's advocating the session. Meanwhile, EU leaders have agreed on a continent-wide 2.3-trillion-dollar bailout plan for the banking sector, the agreement will pave the way for all 27 EU nations to shore up national banks and financial institutions.
 Former first lady Nancy Reagan is in Los Angeles hospital, she's being treated for a fractured pelvis. Her family's spokeswoman says Reagan is not expected to require surgery. NPR's Carey Conna reports.
 Mrs Reagan fell off her bed at home last week and, according to a spokeswoman, did not immediately seek medical care. But after persistent pain, the former first lady went to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a most hospital lies for a broken pelvis sickroom. The spokeswoman said Reagan is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days, and then will receive up to 2 months of physical therapy. Reagan is 87 years old, earlier this year, she was hospitalized for 3 days after taking a fall. Carey Conna, NPR News.
 Hurricane Omar has been picking up strength, this is the head report re-going in some of the small islands in the northeastern Caribbean. Omar is the season's 15th named tropical storm. Officials in national hurricane center expected it to reach category-2 strength who wanna make a landfall some time later tonight. And XXX was a resident that sent one report reckon says he is ready for the worst. "We have hurricane shelters, so we don't worry installing all those, getting some canned goods, just in case we run out of electricity, or water, at some period of the storm." This is NPR.
 Two of the nation's larggest airlines are waiting with their quarterly earning these numbers, the parent company of the American Airline has excluded its sale over investment division is lost 360 million dollars in the third quarter. Delta, which is in the process of buy NorthWest, says it lost 50 million dollars. But Delta in America had been working to reduce their domestic capacity. Delta recently announced plans to cut 2000 jobs. Well, both airlines also expressed remarks to XXX a few cost coming down to see a better fourth quarter numbers.
 Bandleader composer Neal Hefti has died. Hefti was the most famous who were composing the themes for TV's 'Batman' and the 'Odd Couple'. NPR's XXX has more.
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 Consumers were apparently standing away from stores and shopping malls in XXX last month, the customers department confirmed with a financial markets and turmoil in credit markets basically locked up. Consumers XXX their spending. The government says retail's sale fell 1.2% in September that was nearly double XXX expected, it was the biggest decline in spending in 3 years. Much of that were slided by fall often in car and truck sales.
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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

The chairman of Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warned today that the economic recovery would not come overnight. But he said Federal officials are using every resource to stabilize the financial markets. NPR Jim Zarroli reports.

Speaking to the Economic Club of New York, the Fed's chairman reviewed some of the extraordinary measures taken by Treasury Department and the Fed to thaw out the credit markets. "I am not suggesting the way forward was easy. But I am(deleted) strongly believe that we now have to tools we need to respond with the necessary force to meet the challenges." Among the measures he said was the Bush administration's announcement this week that it would buy 250-billion-dollar worth of stocks in some of the country's biggest banks. Bernanke also defended the government's decisions to let the Lehman Brothers go under. He said rescuing the company would have cost taxpayers' money because unlike mortgage giant Fanny Mae and insurance company AIG it lacked the collateral to guarantee the federal loans. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

Wall Street was apparently not reassured by the Fed chairman's remarks. The DOW Jones Industry Average fell down 733 points, that is nearly 7.9% decline. The NASDAQ ended the day down 150 points, the S&P 500 fell 90 points.

 

Members of the group of 7 industrialized nations are calling for an international summit this year to discuss what they are calling a new world financial order to prevent future financial crisis. The call from European leaders came today in meeting in Brussels with Britain and Germany joined France in advocating the session. Meanwhile, EU leaders have agreed on a continent-wide 2.3-trillion-dollar bailout plan for the banking sector. The agreement would pave the way for all 27 EU nations to shore up national banks and financial institutions.

 

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is in Los Angeles hospital. She is being treated for a fractured pelvisHer family spokeswoman says Reagan is not expected to require surgery. NPR Carry Con reports.

Mrs.Reagan fell off her bed at home last week and according to a spokeswoman did not immediately seek medical care. But after persistent pain, the former first lady went to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a most hospital lies for a broken pelvis sickroom.  The spokeswoman says Reagan is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days and then would receive up to two months of physical therapy. Mrs. Reagan is 87 years old. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized for 3 days after taking a fall. Carry Con, NPR News.

 

Hurricane Omar has been picking up strength and it had reporter re-go in some of the small islands in northeastern Caribbean. Omar is this season's 15th named tropical storm. Official in national hurricane center expect it to reach Category-2 strength and make a landfall some time later tonight. And // was a resident says he was ready for the worst. "We have hurricane shelters. So we can warn all those getting some canned goods just in case we run out of electricity and water in some period of the storm.

 

This is NPR.

 

Two of the nation's largest airlines have waned in their quarterly earning numbers.  The parent company of American Airlines has excluded its sale of investment division and lost 360 million dollars in the third quarter. Delta which is in the process of buying the Northwest says it lost 50 million dollars. Both Delta and America have been working to reduce their domestic capacity. Delta recently announced plans to cut 2000 jobs while both airlines also express optimism with fuel cost coming down and may see better in fourth quarter numbers.

 

// composer Neal Hefti has died. Hefti was the most famous for composing the themes of TV’s "batman" and "Odd Couple". NPR Shinnary has more

That driving beep was part of Hefti's signature sound. Before he started panning and catchy theme sounds in 1940s, Hefti played trumpet and arranged for // and Woody Herman. In 50s, Hefti became the in-House arranger for the Count Basie orchestra responsible for some of band's biggest hits and its hard driving swing. Hefti also // in a pub, ........french nature. Hefti died Saturday, he was 85. Shinnary goton, NPR News.

 

Consumers are apparently staying away from stores and shopping malls in journal last month. The Commerce Department confirmed with the financial market and turmoiling credit market basically lockup consumers' waned in their spending. The government says the retail sales fell 1.2% in September that was nearly double that it is ever expected. It was the biggest decline in spending in 3 years. Much of that was affected by fall of car and truck sales.

 

I am Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warned today that the economy recovery will not come overnight. But he says Federal officals are using every resource to stabilize the financial markets. NPR’s Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Speaking to the economic club of New York, the Fed’s chairman reviewed some of the extraordinary measures taken by the Treasury Department and the Fed to thaw out the credit markets. "I am not suggesting as way forward was easy. But I / strongly believe/ that we now have the tools we need to response the necessary false to meet the challenges." Among the measures he said it was the Bush administration’s announcement this week that would buy 250-billion dollars worth of stocks and some of the country's biggest banks. Bernanke also defended the government’s decision/ to let the LeMan Brothers go under. He said rescuing the company would have cost taxpayers' money because unlike mortgage giant Fennie Mei and insurance company AIG it lacked the co-act role to guarantee the federal loans. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

Wall Street was apparently not reassured by the Fed chairman's remarks. The DOW Jones Industry Average fell / 733 points, today that’s nearly 7.9% decline. The NASDAQ ended the day down 150 points, the S&P 500 fell 90 points.

 

Members of the group of 7 industrialized nations are calling for international summit this year to discuss what they are calling a new world financial order to prevent future financial crisis. The call from European leaders came today in meeting in Brussels was Britain and Germany joined France in advocating the session. Meanwhile, EU leaders have agreed on continent wide 2.3-trillion-dollar bailout plan for the banking sector. The agreement will pave the way for all 27 EU nations to shore up national banks and financial institutions.

 

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is in Los Angeles hospital. She is being treated for a fractured pelvis. A family spokeswoman says Reagan is not expected a required surgery. NPR Carry Con reports.

 

Ms. Reagan fell at her bailout home last week and according to a spokeswoman did not immediately seek medical care. But after persistent pain, the former first lady went to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a most hospital lies for a broken pelvis sickroom. The spokeswoman says Reagan is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days and then would cease up to two months of physical therapy. Reagan is 87 years old. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized for 3 days after taking a fall. Carry Con, NPR News.

 

Hurricane Omar has been picking up strength and it had reporter re-go in some of the small islands in northeastern Caribbean. Omar is this season's 15th name of tropical storm. Official in // hurricane center expect it to reach Category-2 strength when it makes a landfall sometime later tonight. And water// was // says he was ready for the worst. "We have hurricane shelters. So we can warn all those getting some canned goods just in case we run out of electricity and water in some period of the storm.

 

This is NPR.

 

Two of the nation's largest airlines have waded in their quarterly earning numbers.  The parent company of American Airlines has excluding it sale of investment division and lost 360 million dollars in third quarter. Delta which is in the process of buying the Northwest says it lost 50 million dollars. Both Delta and America have been working to reduce their domestic capacity. Delta recently announced plans to cut 2000 jobs while both airlines also express some optimism with fuel cost coming down and may see better / fourth quarter numbers.

 

Main / composer Neal Hefti has died. Hefti was the most famous for composing the themes of TV’s "Batman" and "The Odd Couple". NPR Shinnary has more

That driving beep was part of Neal Hefti's signature sound. Before he started panning and catchy theme sounds in 1940s, Hefti played trumpet and arranged for own hands, and Woody Herman. In 50s, Hefti became the in-House arranger for the Count Basie orchestra responsible for some of the band's biggest hits and its hard driving swing. Hefti also brand /the pub, arrange hit out hip-hop from Die Marten// orchestra. Hefti died Saturday, he was 85. Shinnary goton, NPR News.

 

Consumers were apparently staying away from stores and shopping malls in jewels last month. The Commerce Department confirmed with the financial market and turmoiling credit market basically locked up consumers' waned in their spending. The government says the retail sales fell 1.2% in September that was nearly double when else it is ever expected. It was the biggest decline in spending in 3 years. Much of that was led by fall of car and truck sales.

 

I am Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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今天的听写真是FRUSTRATED.

1, 关于HETFI的那段细节基本没听出来,即使是花了很长时间查,也没有完全查出来。这也就算了,谁让咱对中文乐坛都不关心,更何况是老美。有感背景知识真的是缺乏了。

2,但前面有个句子THE CALL FROM EUROPEAN LEADERS IN BRUSSELS........,听起来很好像很简单,每个单词好像也听懂了,但为什么就觉得语法不对啊,花了很长时间反复听,也没找出为什么,期待整理稿。之前也遇到过这种情况,虽然不影响理解这句话的意思。我发现有些虚词或系动词有时不容易听出来。大家是凭语法或意思加上去吗?还是自己对英语句子结构还是不是很了解?还是对表达方式不熟悉。

 

真是郁闷啊。

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warned today that the economy recovery will not come overnight. But he says federal officals are using every resource to stabilize the financial markets. NPR’s Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Speaking to the economic club of New York, the Fed’s chairman reviewed some of the extraordinary measures taken by the Treasury Department and the Fed to thaw out the credit markets. "I am not suggesting as way forward was easy. But I  strongly believe/that we now have the tools we need to response the necessary force to meet the challenges." Among the measures he said it was the Bush administration’s announcement this week that would buy 250 / billion dollars worth of stocks and some of the country's biggest banks. Bernanke also defended the government’s decision to let the LeMan Brothers go under. He said rescuing the company would have cost taxpayers' money because unlike mortgage giant Fennie Mei and insurance company AIG, it lacked the co-act role to guarantee the federal loans. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

Wall Street was apparently not reassured by the Fed chairman's remarks. The DOW Jones Industry Average fell  733 points today. That’s nearly 7.9% decline. The NASDAQ ended the day down 150 points. The S&P 500 fell 90 points.

 

Members of the Group of 7 industrialized nations are calling for international summit this year to discuss what they are calling a new world financial order to prevent future financial crisis. The call from European leaders came today in meeting in Brussels was Britain and Germany joined France in advocating the session. Meanwhile, EU leaders have agreed on continent wide 2.3-trillion-dollar bailout plan for the banking sector. The agreement will pave the way for all 27 EU nations to shore up national banks and financial institutions.

 

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is in Los Angeles hospital. She is being treated for a fractured pelvis. A family spokeswoman says Reagan is not expected a required surgery. NPR's Carry Con reports.

 

Mrs. Reagan fell at her Bel Air  home last week and according to a spokeswoman did not immediately seek medical care. But after persistent pain, the former first lady went to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a most hospital lies for a broken pelvis sickroom. The spokeswoman says Reagan is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days and then would cease up to two months of physical therapy. Reagan is 87 years old. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized for 3 days after taking a fall. Carry Con, NPR News.

 

Hurricane Omar has been picking up strength and it had reporter re-go in some of the small islands in northeastern Caribbean. Omar is this season's 15th name of tropical storm. Official in hurricane center expect it to reach Category-2 strength when it makes a landfall sometime later tonight. And water// was // says he was ready for the worst. "We have hurricane shelters. So we can warn all those getting some canned goods just in case we run out of electricity and water in some period of the storm.

 

This is NPR.

 

Two of the nation's largest airlines have waded in their quarterly earning numbers.  The parent company of American Airlines has excluding it sale of investment division and lost 360 million dollars in third quarter. Delta which is in the process of buying the Northwest says it lost 50 million dollars. Both Delta and America have been working to reduce their domestic capacity. Delta recently announced plans to cut 2000 jobs while both airlines also express some optimism with fuel cost coming down and may see better / fourth quarter numbers.

 

Main / composer Neal Hefti has died. Hefti was the most famous for composing the themes of TV’s "Batman" and "The Odd Couple". NPR Shinnary has more.

 

That driving beep was part of Neal Hefti's signature sound. Before he started panning and catchy theme sounds in 1940s, Hefti played trumpet and arranged for own hands, and Woody Herman. In 50s, Hefti became the in-House arranger for the Count Basie orchestra responsible for some of the band's biggest hits and its hard driving swing. Hefti also brand /the pub, arrange hit out hip-hop from Die Marten orchestra. Hefti died Saturday, he was 85. Shinnary goton, NPR News.

 

 

Consumers were apparently staying away from stores and shopping malls in jewels last month. The Commerce Department confirmed with the financial market and turmoiling credit market basically locked up consumers' waned in their spending. The government says the retail sales fell 1.2% in September that was nearly double when else it is ever expected. It was the biggest decline in spending in 3 years. Much of that was led by fall of car and truck sales.

 

I am Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warned today that the economy recovery will not come overnight. But he says federal officals are using every resource to stabilize the financial markets. NPR’s Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Speaking to the economic club of New York, the Fed’s chairman reviewed some of the extraordinary measures taken by the Treasury Department and the Fed to thaw out the credit markets. "I am not suggesting as way forward was easy. But I / strongly believe/ that we now have the tools we need to respond with necessary force to meet the challenges." Among the measures he said it was the Bush administration’s announcement this week that would buy 250 billion dollars worth of stocks and some of the country's biggest banks. Bernanke also defended the government’s decision to let the LeMan Brothers go under. He said rescuing the company would have cost taxpayers' money because unlike mortgage giant Fennie Mei and insurance company AIG it lacked the co-act role to guarantee the federal loans. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

Wall Street was apparently not reassured by the Fed chairman's remarks. The DOW Jones Industry Average fell 733 points today. That’s nearly 7.9% decline. NASDAQ ended the day down 150 points. The S&P 500 fell 90 points.

 

Members of the group of 7 industrialized nations are calling for international summit this year to discuss what they are calling a new world financial order to prevent future financial crisis. The call from European leaders came today in meeting in Brussels was Britain and Germany joined France in advocating the session. Meanwhile, EU leaders have agreed on continent wide 2.3-trillion-dollar bailout plan for the banking sector. The agreement will pave the way for all 27 EU nations to shore up national banks and financial institutions.

 

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is in Los Angeles hospital. She is being treated for a fractured pelvis. A family spokeswoman says Reagan is not expected a required surgery. NPR's Carry Con reports.

 

Mrs. Reagan fell at her Bel Air home last week and according to a spokeswoman did not immediately seek medical care. But after persistent pain, the former first lady went to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a most hospital lies for a broken pelvis sickroom. The spokeswoman said Reagan is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days and then would cease up to two months of physical therapy. Reagan is 87 years old. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized for 3 days after taking a fall. Carry Con, NPR News.

 

Hurricane Omar has been picking up strength and it had /reporter re-go in some of the small islands in northeastern Caribbean. Omar is this season's 15th name of tropical storm. Officials of national hurricane center expect it to reach Category-2 strength when it makes a landfall sometime later tonight. /RuTwada was a resident of Sanwon, Porto Wicon says she was ready for the worst. "We have hurricane shelters. So we can warn all those getting some canned goods just in case we run out of electricity and water in some period of the storm.

 

This is NPR.

 

Two of the nation's largest airlines have waded in their quarterly earning numbers.  The parent company of American Airlines has excluding it sale of investment division and lost 360 million dollars in third quarter. Delta which is in the process of buying Northwest it lost 50 million dollars. Both Delta and America have been working to reduce their domestic capacity. Delta recently announced plans to cut 2000 jobs while both airlines also express optimism with fuel cost coming down and may see better fourth quarter numbers.

 

Main leader and composer Neal Hefti has died. Hefti was the most famous for composing the themes of TV’s "Batman" and "The Odd Couple". NPR Shinnary has more.

That driving beep was part of Neal Hefti's signature sound. Before he started panning and catchy theme sounds in 1940s, Hefti played trumpet and arranged for own hands, and Woody Herman. In 50s, Hefti became the in-House arranger for the Count Basie orchestra responsible for some of the band's biggest hits and its hard driving swing. Hefti also brands to daven the pub, arranging hit out hip-hop from Die Marten in Franks orchestra. Hefti died Saturday, he was 85. Shinnary goton, NPR News.

 

 

Consumers were apparently staying away from stores and shopping malls in jewels last month. The Commerce Department confirmed with the financial market and turmoiling credit market basically locked up consumers' waned in their spending. The government says the retail sales fell 1.2% in September that was nearly double when else it is ever expected. It was the biggest decline in spending in 3 years. Much of that was led by fall of car and truck sales.

 

I am Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warned today that the economy recovery will not come overnight. But he says federal officals are using every resource to stabilize the financial markets. NPR’s Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Speaking to the economic club of New York, the Fed chairman reviewed some of the extraordinary measures taken by the Treasury Department and the Fed to thaw out the credit markets. "I am not suggesting that the way forward will easy. But I strongly believe that we now have the tools we need to respond the necessary force to meet these challenges." Among the measures he said it was the Bush administration’s announcement this week that it would buy 250 billion dollars worth of stock in some of the country's biggest banks. Bernanke also defended the government’s decision to let / Lehman Brothers go under. He said rescuing the company would have cost taxpayers' money because unlike mortgage giant Fannie Mae and insurance company AIG, it lacked the collateral to guarantee / federal loans. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

Wall Street was apparently not reassured by the Fed chairman's remarks. The DOW Jones Industry Average fell 733 points today. That’s nearly 7.9% decline. The NASDAQ ended the day down 150 points. The S&P 500 fell 90 points.

 

Members of the Group of Seven industrialized nations are calling for an international summit this year to discuss what they are calling a new world financial order to prevent future financial crisis. The call from European leaders came today in meeting in Brussels were Britain and Germany joined France in advocating the session. Meanwhile, EU leaders have agreed on a continent-wide 2.3-trillion-dollar bailout plan for the banking sector. The agreement will pave the way for all 27 EU nations to shore up national banks and financial institutions.

 

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is in Los Angeles hospital. She is being treated for a fractured pelvis. A family spokeswoman says Reagan is not expected a required surgery. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.

 

Mrs. Reagan fell at her Bel-Air home last week and according to a spokeswoman did not immediately seek medical care. But after persistent pain, the former First Lady went to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, was hospitalized for a broken pelvis in sickroom. The spokeswoman said Reagan is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days and then we would cease up to two months of physical therapy. Reagan is 87 years old. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized for three days after taking a fall. Carrie Kahn, NPR News.

 

Hurricane Omar has been picking up strength and it’s head reporter re-go in some of the small islands in northeastern Caribbean. Omar is this season's 15th name of tropical storm. Official in hurricane center expect it to reach Category-2 strength when it makes a landfall sometime later tonight. And water// was // says he was ready for the worst. "We have hurricane shelters. So we can warn all those getting some canned goods just in case we run out of electricity and water in some period of the storm.

 

This is NPR.

 

Two of the nation's largest airlines have waded in their quarterly earning numbers.  The parent company of American Airlines has excluding it sale of investment division and lost 360 million dollars in the third quarter. Delta which is in the process of buying the Northwest says it lost 50 million dollars. Both Delta and America have been working to reduce their domestic capacity. Delta recently announced plans to cut 2000 jobs while both airlines also express some optimism with fuel cost coming down and may see better  fourth quarter numbers.

 

Main / composer Neal Hefti has died. Hefti was the most famous for composing the themes of TV’s "Batman" and "The Odd Couple". NPR Shinnary has more.

 

That driving beep was part of Neal Hefti's signature sound. Before he started panning and catchy theme sounds in 1940s, Hefti played trumpet and arranged for own hands, and Woody Herman. In 50s, Hefti became the in-House arranger for the Count Basie orchestra responsible for some of the band's biggest hits and its hard driving swing. Hefti also brand /the pub, arrange hit out hip-hop from Die Marten orchestra. Hefti died Saturday, he was 85. Shinnary goton, NPR News.

 

 

Consumers were apparently staying away from stores and shopping malls in jewels last month. The Commerce Department confirmed with the financial market and turmoiling credit market basically locked up consumers' waned in their spending. The government says the retail sales fell 1.2% in September that was nearly double when else it is ever expected. It was the biggest decline in spending in three years. Much of that was led by fall of car and truck sales.

 

I am Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

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Hurricane Omar Nears Caribbean Islands

Schools, businesses and a large oil refinery closed Wednesday on several Caribbean islands in the path of Hurricane Omar, which could rev up to a Category 2 storm before coming ashore overnight. (Oct. 15)

Hurricane Omar appears to be on track to slam into several Caribbean islands. Forecasters predict Omar could rev up to a Category 2 storm before coming ashore overnight. Here in Puerto Rico, residents are boarding up their homes while officials are preparing shelters.SOT: "We have hurricane shutters so, you know, we're installing all of those. Getting some canned goods just in case we run out of electricity or water at some period of the storm. Eduardo Tirado, San Juan resident At hotels, workers are make last minute preparations ahead of the storm. SOT: "Well, right now what we are going to do basically as you can see put in all the chairs and tables secure and then were gonna move all the guests from the first floor to the second floor, just in case at night we have the ocean come in, so they will be safe." Iliana Castro, Hosteria Del Mar Hotel desk manager SOT: "We are here so we have to deal with it." Cristina Nochetto, tourist Wednesday night, Omar was a Category 1 storm with winds near 90 miles-an-hour. And the storm's center was 175 miles south of San Juan, Puerto Rico... And was moving northeast near 15 miles-an-hour. Meantime, officials warned another tropical depression was hugging the coast of Honduras. A tropical storm warning was in effect for that area. ___ ___, The Associated Press.

 

 

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我还在,你们在哪里?北星。翩然。芊芊。叶叶。。。。

Hw (on rainphy)

 

From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warned today that the economy recovery will not come overnight. But he says Federal officals are using every resource to stabilize the financial markets. NPR’s Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Speaking to the economic club of New York, the Fed’s chairman reviewed some of the extraordinary measures taken by the Treasury Department and the Fed to thaw out the credit markets. "I am not suggesting (as?) the way forward will (be) easy. But I strongly believe that we now have the tools we need to response with the necessary false to meet the challenges." Among the measures he said it was the Bush administration’s announcement this week that it would buy 250-billion dollars worth of stock and some of the country's biggest banks. Bernanke also defended the government’s decision to let / LeMan Brothers go under. He said rescuing the company would have cost taxpayers' money because unlike mortgage giant Fannie Mae and insurance company AIG it lacked the co-lead role to guarantee the federal loans. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

Wall Street was apparently not reassured by the Fed chairman's remarks. The DOW Jones Industry Average fell 733 points, today that’s nearly 7.9% decline. The NASDAQ ended the day down 150 points, the S&P 500 fell 90 points.

 

Members of the group of 7 industrialized nations are calling for international summit this year to discuss what they are calling a new world financial order to prevent future financial crisis. The call from European leaders came today in meeting in Brussels were Britain and Germany joined France in advocating the session. Meanwhile, EU leaders have agreed on continent wide 2.3-trillion-dollar bailout plan for the banking sector. The agreement will pave the way for all 27 EU nations to shore up national banks and financial institutions.

 

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is in Los Angeles hospital. She is being treated for a fractured pelvis. A family spokeswoman says Reagan is not expected a required surgery. NPR’s Carrie Kahn reports.

 

Mrs. Reagan fell at her Bel-Air home last week and according to a spokeswoman did not immediately seek medical care. But after persistent pain, the former first lady went to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, almost hospitalize for a broken pelvis and sacrum. The spokeswoman says Reagan is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days and then would (/) cease up to two months of physical therapy. Reagan is 87 years old. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized for 3 days after taking a fall. Carrie Kahn, NPR News.

 

Hurricane Omar has been picking up strength and it had // Puerto Rico in some of the smaller islands in the northeastern Caribbean. Omar is this season's 15th named (of去掉) tropical storm. Officials of the National Hurricane Center expect it to reach Category-2 strength when it makes a landfall sometime later tonight. And Warner // was // Puerto Rico says he was ready for the worst. "We have hurricane shelters. So, you know, we can warn all those getting some canned goods just in case we run out of electricity or water at some period of the storm.

 

This is NPR.

 

Two of the nation's largest airlines have waded in their quarterly earning numbers.  The parent company of American Airlines has excluding it sale of investment division and lost 360 million dollars in the third quarter. Delta which is in the process of buying the Northwest says it lost 50 million dollars. Both Delta and America have been working to reduce their domestic capacity. Delta recently announced plans to cut 2000 jobs while both airlines also express some optimism with fuel cost coming down and may see better fourth quarter numbers.

 

Band leader and composer Neal Hefti has died. Hefti was (the去掉) most famous for composing the themes of TV’s "Batman" and "The Odd Couple". NPR Sonari Glinton has more.

That dragon beep was part of Neal Hefti's signature sound. Before he started panning and catchy theme sounds in the 1940s, Hefti played trumpet and arranged for Arr. Hans, and Woody Herman. In the 50s, Hefti became the in-House arranger for the Count Basie orchestra responsible for some of the band's biggest hits and its hard driving swing. Hefti also brands down in the pub, arranging hit albums for Tim Martin, Meltfor May and Frank Sinatra. Hefti died Saturday, he was 85. Sonari Glinton, NPR News.

 

Consumers were apparently staying away from stores and shopping malls in jewels last month. The Commerce Department confirmed with the financial markets and turmoiling credit market basically locked up consumers' waned in their spending. The government says / retail sales fell 1.2% in September that was nearly double when else it was expected. It was the biggest decline in spending in 3 years. Much of that was led by fall of in car and truck sales.

 

I am Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

...但愿死赴花诗宴,不愿打马御阶前,宝马奔驰富者驱,诗情花意贫者言,别人笑我太清闲,我笑他人太有钱...

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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warned today that the economy recovery will not come overnight. But he says federal officals are using every resource to stabilize the financial markets. NPR’s Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Speaking to the economic club of New York, the Fed chairman reviewed some of the extraordinary measures taken by the Treasury Department and the Fed to thaw out the credit markets. "I am not suggesting that the way forward will easy. But I strongly believe that we now have the tools we need to respond the necessary force to meet these challenges." Among the measures he said it was the Bush administration’s announcement this week that it would buy 250 billion dollars worth of stock in some of the country's biggest banks. Bernanke also defended the government’s decision to let / Lehman Brothers go under. He said rescuing the company would have cost taxpayers' money because unlike mortgage giant Fannie Mae and insurance company AIG, it lacked the collateral to guarantee / federal loans. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

Wall Street was apparently not reassured by the Fed chairman's remarks. The DOW Jones Industry Average fell 733 points today. That’s nearly 7.9% decline. The NASDAQ ended the day down 150 points. The S&P 500 fell 90 points.

 

Members of the Group of Seven industrialized nations are calling for an international summit this year to discuss what they are calling a new world financial order to prevent future financial crisis. The call from European leaders came today in meeting in Brussels were Britain and Germany joined France in advocating the session. Meanwhile, EU leaders have agreed on a continent-wide 2.3-trillion-dollar bailout plan for the banking sector. The agreement will pave the way for all 27 EU nations to shore up national banks and financial institutions.

 

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is in Los Angeles hospital. She is being treated for a fractured pelvis. A family spokeswoman says Reagan is not expected a required surgery. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.

 

Mrs. Reagan fell at her Bel-Air home last week and according to a spokeswoman did not immediately seek medical care. But after persistent pain, the former First Lady went to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, was hospitalized for a broken pelvis in sickroom. The spokeswoman said Reagan is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days and then we would cease up to two months of physical therapy. Reagan is 87 years old. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized for three days after taking a fall. Carrie Kahn, NPR News.

 

Hurricane Omar has been picking up strength heads its head to Puerto Rico in some of the smaller islands in the Northeastern Caribbean. Omar is the season's 15th named tropical storm. Officials of the National Hurricane Center expected to reach Category-2 strength when it makes / landfall sometime later tonight. Eduardo Tirado, was a residence, San Juan, Puerto Rico and says he’s ready for the worst. "We have hurricane shutters. So we are installing all of those. Getting some canned goods just in case we run out of electricity or water at some period of the storm.

 

This is NPR.

 

Two of the nation's largest airlines have wading with their quarterly earnings numbers.  The parent company of American Airlines has excluding it sale of investment division and lost 360 million dollars in the third quarter. Delta which is in the process of buying / Northwest says it lost 50 million dollars. Both Delta and America have been working to reduce their domestic capacity. Delta recently announced plans to cut 2000 jobs while both airlines also express some optimism that were fuel cost coming down they may see better fourth quarter numbers.

 

Band leader and composer Neal Hefti has died. Hefti was /most famous for composing the themes for TV’s "Batman" and "The Odd Couple". NPR Sonari Glinton has more.

 

That driving beat was part of Neal Hefti's signature sound. Before he started panning and catchy theme sounds in the 1940s, Hefti played trumpet and arrange for *, and Woody Herman. In the 50s, Hefti became the in-House arranger for the Count Basie orchestra responsible for some of the band's biggest hits and its hard driving swing. Hefti also brands down in the pub, arranging hit albums from Die Marten, * and Frank Sinatra. Hefti died Saturday, he was 85. Sonari Glinton, NPR News.

 

 

Consumers were apparently staying away from stores and shopping malls in jewels last month. The Commerce Department confirmed with the financial market and turmoiling credit market basically locked up consumers' waned in their spending. The government says the retail sales fell 1.2% in September that was nearly double when else it is ever expected. It was the biggest decline in spending in three years. Much of that was led by a fall off in car and truck sales.

 

I am Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

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每天半小时 轻松提高英语口语

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ghance兄辛苦了^_^

by 翩然

 

From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warned today that the economy recovery will not come overnight. But he says federal officals are using every resource to stabilize the financial markets. NPR’s Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Speaking to the economic club of New York, the Fed chairman reviewed some of the extraordinary measures taken by the Treasury Department and the Fed to thaw out the credit markets. "I am not suggesting that the way forward will easy. But I strongly believe that we now have the tools we need to respond the necessary force to meet these challenges." Among the measures he said it was the Bush administration’s announcement this week that it would buy 250 billion dollars worth of stock in some of the country's biggest banks. Bernanke also defended the government’s decision to let Lehman Brothers go under. He said rescuing the company would have cost taxpayers' money because unlike mortgage giant Fannie Mae and insurance company AIG, it lacked the collateral to guarantee federal loans. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

Wall Street was apparently not reassured by the Fed chairman's remarks. The DOW Jones Industry Average fell 733 points today. That’s nearly 7.9% decline. The NASDAQ ended the day down 150 points. The S&P 500 fell 90 points.

 

Members of the Group of Seven industrialized nations are calling for an international summit this year to discuss what they are calling a new world financial order to prevent future financial crisis. The call from European leaders came today in meeting in Brussels were Britain and Germany joined France in advocating the session. Meanwhile, EU leaders have agreed on a continent-wide 2.3-trillion-dollar bailout plan for the banking sector. The agreement will pave the way for all 27 EU nations to shore up national banks and financial institutions.

 

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is in Los Angeles hospital. She is being treated for a fractured pelvis. A family spokeswoman says Reagan is not expected a required surgery. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.

 

Mrs. Reagan fell at her Bel-Air home last week and according to a spokeswoman did not immediately seek medical care. But after persistent pain, the former First Lady went to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, was hospitalized for a broken pelvis in sickroom. The spokeswoman said Reagan is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days and then we would cease up to two months of physical therapy. Reagan is 87 years old. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized for three days after taking a fall. Carrie Kahn, NPR News.

 

Hurricane Omar has been picking up strength heads its head to Puerto Rico in some of the smaller islands in the Northeastern Caribbean. Omar is the season's 15th named tropical storm. Officials of the National Hurricane Center expected to reach Category-2 strength when it makes landfall sometime later tonight. Eduardo Tirado, was a residence, San Juan, Puerto Rico and says he’s ready for the worst. "We have hurricane shutters. So we are installing all of those. Getting some canned goods just in case we run out of electricity or water at some period of the storm.

 

This is NPR.

 

Two of the nation's largest airlines have wading with their quarterly earnings numbers.  The parent company of American Airlines has excluding it sale of investment division and lost 360 million dollars in the third quarter. Delta which is in the process of buying Northwest says it lost 50 million dollars. Both Delta and America have been working to reduce their domestic capacity. Delta recently announced plans to cut 2000 jobs while both airlines also express some optimism that were fuel cost coming down they may see better fourth quarter numbers.

 

Band leader and composer Neal Hefti has died. Hefti was most famous for composing the themes for TV’s "Batman" and "The Odd Couple". NPR Sonari Glinton has more.

 

That driving beat was part of Neal Hefti's signature sound. Before he started paining and catchy theme sounds in the 1940s, Hefti played trumpet and arrange for Earl Hines, and Woody Herman. In the 50s, Hefti became the in-house arranger for the Count Basie Orchestra responsible for some of the band's biggest hits and its hard driving swing. Hefti also brands down in the pub, arranging hit albums from Dean Martin, * and Frank Sinatra. Hefti died Saturday, he was 85. Sonari Glinton, NPR News.

 

 

Consumers were apparently staying away from stores and shopping malls in jewels last month. The Commerce Department confirmed with the financial market and turmoil in credit market basically locked up. Consumers' waned in their spending. The government says the retail sales fell 1.2% in September that was nearly double * expected. It was the biggest decline in spending in three years. Much of that was led by a fall off in car and truck sales.

 

I am Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

[ 本帖最后由 翩然花逝 于 2008-10-16 20:49 编辑 ]
我还在,你们在哪里?北星。翩然。芊芊。叶叶。。。。

原帖由 大风 于 2008-10-16 14:08 发表 今天的听写真是FRUSTRATED. 1, 关于HETFI的那段细节基本没听出来,即使是花了很长时间查,也没有完全查出来。这也就算了,谁让咱对中文乐坛都不关心,更何况是老美。有感背景知识真的是缺乏了。 2,但前面有个句子 ...

 

 

没有关系的,大风兄继续坚持,NPR有时候内容是比较难的,毕竟是针对美国国内听众的!你每天都是头贴,很了不起了!向你看齐!

 

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Neal Hefti那段听得太痛苦了,有两处没听出来,还有一个人名是瞎编的

 

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

 

The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke warned today that an economic recovery will not come overnight. But he said federal officials are using every resource to stabilize the financial markets. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Speaking to the Economic Club of New York, the Fed chairman reviewed some of the extraordinary measures taken by the Treasury Department and the Fed to thaw out the credit markets. "I am not suggesting that the way forward will be easy. But I strongly believe that we now have the tools we need to respond with the necessary force to meet these challenges." Among the measures he cited was the Bush administration's announcement this week that it would buy 250 billion dollars worth of stock in some of the country's biggest banks. Bernanke also defended the government's decision to let Lehman Brothers go under. He said rescuing the company would have cost taxpayers' money because unlike mortgage giant Fannie Mae and insurance company AIG, it lacked the collateral to guarantee federal loans. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

Wall Street was apparently not reassured by the Fed chairman's remarks. The Dow Jones Industry Average fell 733 points today. That's a nearly 7.9% decline. The NASDAQ ended the day down 150 points. The S&P 500 fell 90 points.

 

Members of the Group of Seven industrialized nations are calling for an international summit this year to discuss what they are calling a new world financial order to prevent future financial crisis. The call from European leaders came today at a meeting in Brussels where Britain and Germany joined France in advocating the session. Meanwhile, EU leaders have agreed on a continent-wide 2.3-trillion-dollar bailout plan for the banking sector. The agreement will pave the way for all 27 EU nations to shore up national banks and financial institutions.

 

Former first lady Nancy Reagan is in a Los Angeles hospital. She is being treated for a fractured pelvis. A family spokeswoman says Reagan is not expected to require\ surgery. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.

 

Mrs Reagan fell at her Bel-Air home last week and according to a spokeswoman did not immediately seek medical care. But after persistent pain, the former first lady went to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and was hospitalized for a broken pelvis and a sacrum. The spokeswoman said Reagan is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days and then will receive up to two months of physical therapy. Reagan is 87 years old. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized for three days after taking a fall. Carrie Kahn, NPR News.

 

Hurricane Omar has been picking up strength as it heads for Puerto Rico and some of the smaller islands in the northeastern Caribbean. Omar is the season's 15th named tropical storm. Officials at the National Hurricane Center expect\ it to reach Category-2 strength when it makes landfall sometime later tonight. Eduardo Tirado, was a resident of San Juan, Puerto Rico and says he's ready for the worst. "We have hurricane shutters. So we are installing all of those. Getting some canned goods just in case we run out of electricity or water at some period of the storm."

 

This is NPR.

 

Two of the nation's largest airlines have weighed in with their quarterly earnings numbers. The parent company of American Airlines says excluding its sale of investment division, it lost 360 million dollars in the third quarter. Delta which is in the process of buying Northwest says it lost 50 million dollars. Both Delta and America have been working to reduce their domestic capacity. Delta recently announced plans to cut 2000 jobs. However, both airlines also express some optimism that with fuel costs coming down, they may see better fourth quarter numbers.

 

Band leader and composer Neal Hefti has died. Hefti was most famous for composing the themes for TV's "Batman" and "The Odd Couple". NPR Sonari Glinton has more.

 

That driving beat was part of Neal Hefti's signature sound. Before he started ???? \ catchy theme sounds in the 1940s, Hefti played trumpet and arranged for Earl Hines and Woody Herman. In the 50s, Hefti became the in-house arranger for the Count Basie Orchestra responsible for some of the band's biggest hits and its hard driving swing. Hefti also ???? in the pub, arranging hit albums from Dean Martin, Malt Almay and Frank Sinatra. Hefti died Saturday. He was 85. Sonari Glinton, NPR News.

 

 

Consumers were apparently staying away from stores and shopping malls in droves last month. The Commerce Department confirmed that with the financial markets in turmoil and credit markets basically locked up, consumers reined in their spending. The government says \ retail sales fell 1.2% in September. That was nearly double what analysts had expected. It was the biggest decline in spending in three years. Much of that was led by a fall-off in car and truck sales.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

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