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

 

The Federal Reserve's interest rate setting arm has wrapped up a two-day meeting in Washington, putting in place another big cut in interest rates as it seeks to boost the lagging economy. Fed policymakers by unanimous vote opted to cut short-term rates by another half a percent, taking a key overnight bank lending rate to one percent, its lowest level since June of 2004. Robert Crouse is an associate professor of Finance at Hofstra University and says the Fed is in a tough spot. "The problem right now is that, first of all, rates are so low that they really can't go much lower. So, cutting it now is probably too little, too late if you ask me, although they had to do it. Otherwise, markets would have been very upset. “In its end-of-meeting statement today, Fed policymakers noted the downside risk to economic growth remained. They said they are expecting inflation to moderate in coming quarters.

 

US regulators are said to be putting the finishing touches on a new federal plan designed to help avert foreclosures. Media reports citing a source familiar with the discussion said the proposed plan could total up with 50 billion dollars and guarantee some home mortgages. With an announcement expected by as early as tomorrow, they expect it will provide guarantees for as many as three million adverse mortgage holders.

 

The auto parts company Tenneco says it will eliminate 1, 100 jobs in response to falling demand for vehicles. From Michigan Public Radio, Dustin Dwyer reports.

 

Tenneco has already eliminated more than 1, 000 jobs worldwide this year because of slow vehicle sales. Now the company says it needs additional cuts because the downturn has grown more severe. Tenneco makes parts for vehicle suspensions and emissions control. The company says it will close four plants in North America that includes plants in Ohio and Indiana, plus two additional plants that have yet to be named. The cuts are expected to save the company 64 million dollars a year. In a statement, Tenneco CEO said he regrets the impact of the restructuring on the company's workers. But he says the company must react to the realities of the market. For NPR News, I'm Dustin Dwyer, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

President Bush sounded confident today in an agreement governing U. S. forces in Iraq will be improved. NPR's Giles Snyder reports.

 

Negotiators say they have been working on the pact for months. Previously the US said it has made its final offer but the Iraqis now want changes. Mr. Bush says negotiators are analyzing the proposed amendments to what's called "the Status of Forces Agreement". "We obviously want to be, uh, we want to be, uh, helpful and constructive without undermining basic principles. " Mr. Bush was speaking at the White House alongside Massud Barzani, the president of the semiautonomous Kurdish region in Northern Iraq. An Iraqi government spokesman says the agreement should include a clear ban on American forces using Iraqi territory to attack Iraq's neighbors, such as the raid along the border with Syria earlier this week. The ban is among four amendments the Iraqis are proposing. Giles Snyder, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 74 points today. This is NPR.

 

General Motors and the owner of Chrysler, the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management are said to have resolved at least some of the key sticking points in terms of a merger of the two automakers. However any former deal will likely still depend on financing and some kind of government support. That's according to  sources said to be close to the discussions. Wire service reports quoting sources said today GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner would head the combined company. GM was reported to be seeking upwards of ten billion dollars in US government aid to support a merger with Chrysler.

 

One of the century's most influential dancers and choreographers has died. Gerald Arpino along with Robert Joffrey co-founded the Joffrey Ballet in 1956, it is now considered one of the best dance companies in the world. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

Gerald Arpino helped make American dance innovative and accessible. For example, in the 1990s, he asked rising choreographers to use the Music of Prince. "I thought how do I connect with my young audiences who have never, ever entered the theater to see dance, and I thought, why not attract them.” As well as resurrecting historical ballets and commissioning new work, Gerald Arpino is gently credited with rescuing the Joffrey from financial ruin by moving the company from New York to Chicago. He died there Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Gerald Arpino was 85 years old. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

An unexpected bump-up last month in orders for longer-lasting manufactured items. The government says durable goods orders which include automobiles and airplanes rose by a larger than unexpected 8/10 of a percent in September. Most analysts expected durable goods orders to fall.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

The Federal Reserve's interest rate-setting arm has wrapped up a two-day meeting in Washington, putting in place another big cut in interest rates as it seeks to boost the lagging economy. Fed policy makers by unanimous vote up to two cut short-term rates by another half a percent, taking a key * bank Leman rate to one percent, its lowest level since June of 2004. Robert *, an associate professor of finance * University and says the Fed is in tough spark. "The problem right now is said, first of all, * so low that they really can go much lower, so cut it now is probably too little, too late if you ask me. Er, although the head do it, otherwise markets would have been very upset."  In its end-of-meeting statement today, Fed policy makers noted the downside risk to economic growth remain, and they said they are expecting inflation to moderate incoming quarters.

 

US regulators are said to be putting the finishing touches on a new federal plan designed to help avertible closures. Media reports citing a source familiar with the discussion, said the proposed plan could total up with 50 billion dollars and guarantee some home mortgages. And from the announcement expected by as early as tomorrow, they expect it will provide guarantee for as many as three million   at-risk mortgage holders.

 

The auto-parts  company Tenneco   says it will eliminate 1100 jobs in response to foreign demand for vehicles. Form Michigan Public Radio, Dustin Dwyer  reports.

 

Tenneco has already eliminated more than 1000 jobs worldwide this year because of slow vehicle sales. Now the company says it needs additional cuts because downturn has grown more severe. Tenneco makes parts for vehicle suspensions and emissions control. The company says it will close four plants in North America that includes plants in Ohio and Indiana, plus two additional plants that yet be named. The cuts are expected to save the company 64 million dollars a year. In a statement, Tenneco CEO said he regrets the impact of restructuring on the company's workers, but he says the company must react to the realities of the market. For NPR News, I'm Dustin Dwyer in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

President Bush signed in a conference today an agreement governing US forces in Iraq will be improved. NPR's Giles Snyder  reports

 

Negotiators say they are working on the pack for months.   Feebie US said it has made its final offer but Iraqis now want changes. Mr. Bush says negotiators are analyzing   the proposed amendments towards called the status of forces agreement. "We obviously want to be, er, want to be, er, helpful and constructive without undermining basic principles." Mr. Bush was speaking at the White House * Massoud Barzani. the president of the semiautonomous Kurdish region in southern Iraq. If Iraqi government spokesman says the agreement should include a clear ban on American forces using Iraqi territory to attack Iraq's neighbors, such as the raid along the border with Syria earlier this week. The ban is among * Iraqis are proposing. Giles Snyder, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 74 points today. This is NPR.

 

General Motors and the owner of Chrysler,the private    firm, Cerberus Capital Management are *  at least some of the key sticking points in terms of merger of the two automakers. Global any former deal were likely still depend on financing and some kind of government support. That's according the source said to be close to the discussions while service reports quoting sources said today GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner was head to buy company. GM was reported to be seeking upwards of ten billion dollars US government aid support merger with Chrysler.

 

One of the century's most influential dancers and choreographers  has died. Gerald Arpino along with Robert Joffrey co-founded the Joffrey ballet in 1956, is now considered one of the best dance companies in the world. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

Gerald Arpino helped make American dance innovator for accessible. For example, in the 1990s, he asked rising choreographers  to use the music of prince. "He thought how do I connect with my young audiences who have never, ever entered the theater to see dance, and I thought why not attract them."  As well as resurrecting historical ballets and commissioning new work, Gerald Arpino  is gently   created with rescuing the Joffrey from financial ruin  by moving the company from New York to Chicago. He died there Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Gerald Arpino  was 85 years old. Neda Ulaby,NPR News.

 

An unexpected bong  *   last month in orders for longer lasting manufacture items. The government says durable good orders which include automobiles and airplanes rose by larger than expected eight tenth of percent in September,  most *  expected durable goods orders to fall.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.     

 

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

 

The Federal Reserve’s interest rate setting arm has wrapped up a two-day meeting in Washington putting in place another big cut in interest rates as it seeks to booth the lagging economy. The Fed policymakers by unanimous vote opted to cut short-term rates by another half a percent, kicking a key over-bank lending rate to one percent--its lowest level since June of 2004. Robert Crouse, an associate professor of Finance at Hofstra University and says the Fed is in the top-spot. ”The problem right now is that, first of all, the rate is so low that they really can’t go much lower. So, cutting it now it’s probably too little to late if you ask me, although they had to do it. Otherwise, the market would have been very upset.” In its end of meeting statement today, Fed policymakers noted the downside wrist economy growth remained. They said they expected inflation to moderate in coming quarters.

 

US regulators is said to be putting the finishing touches on a new Federal Plan decided to help avert foreclosures. A media report citing a source familiar with the discussions say the proposed plan could total up worth $50 billion dollars and guarantee some home mortgages with an announcement expected by as early as tomorrow. As expected it would provide guarantees for as many as three million adverse mortgage homeowners.

 

The auto parts company Tenneco says it will eliminate 1,100 jobs in response to falling demand for vehicles. From Michigan public radio, Dustin Dwyer

 

Tenneco has already eliminated more than 1,000 jobs worldwide this year because of slow vehicle sales. Now the company says it needs additional cuts because of the downturn has grown more severe. Tenneco makes parts for vehicle suspensions and ignition’s control. The company says it will close four plants in North America. That includes plants in Ohio and Indiana.  Plus tow additional plants that have yet to be named. The cuts are expected to save the company $64 million dollars a year. In a statement, Tenneco CEO said he regrets the impact of the restructuring on the company’s workers. But he says the company must react to the realities of the market. For NPR News, I’m Dustin Dwyer in Michigan.

 

President Bush signed it to confident today in an agreement governing US Forces in Iraq will be improved. NPR’s Joyo Snitter reports.

 

Negotiators say they have been working on the path for months. Previously the US said it’s made its final offer but the Iraqis now want changes. Mr. Bush says negotiators are analyzing the proposed amendment to what’s called “the status of forces agreement”. “We obviously want to be, uh, we want to be, uh, helpful and constructive without undermining basic principles.” Mr. Bush was speaking at the White House along side Massud Barzani, the president to the autonomous Kurdish region in Northern Iraq. The Iraqi government’s spokesman says the agreement should include a clear ban on US forces using Iraqi territory to attack Iraq’s neighbors such as the raid along the Syria boarder earlier this week. The ban is among four amendments the Iraqis are proposing. Joyo Snitter, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 74 points today. This is NPR.

 

General Motors and the owner of Chrysler, the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management are said to have resolved at least some of the key-sticking points in terms of a merger of the two automakers. Overall any former deal will likely still depend on financing and some kind of government support. That’s according to the sources said to be close to the discussions. Wire service reports according to sources said today GM’s chief executive Rid Wagoner would had to combine company. GM was reported to be seeking up worth of ten billion dollars in US government aid to support the merger with Chrysler.

 

One of the century’s most influential dancers in choreographer has died. Gerald Arpino along with Robert Joffrey co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet in 1956. It’s now considered one of the best dance companies in the world. NPR’s Nada Ulaby reports.

 

Gerald Arpino helped make American dance innovated for accessible. For example, in the 1990s, he asked rising choreographer to use the music of prince. “It’s like how do I connect with my younger audiences have never ever entered the theater to see dance and I thought, why not attract them.” As well as resurrecting historical ballets and commissioning new work. Gerald Arpino is generally en-credited with rescuing the Joffrey from financial ruin by moving the company from New York to Chicago. He died there Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Gerald Arpino was 85 years old. Nada Ulaby, NPR News.

 

An unexpected bump-up last month in orders to longer-lasting manufacture items. The government says the durable goods orders which include automobile and airplanes rose by a larger unexpected 8/10 a percent in September. Most analysts expected the durable goods’ orders to fall.

 

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

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

 

The Federal Reserve’s interest rate setting arm has wrapped up a two-day meeting in Washington putting in place another big cut in interest rates as it seeks to boost the lagging economy. The Fed policymakers by unanimous vote opted to cut short-term rates by another half a percent, kicking a key over-bank lending rate to one percent--its lowest level since June of 2004. Robert Crouse, an associate professor of Finance at Hofstra University and says the Fed is in the top-spot. ”The problem right now is that, first of all, the rate is so low that they really can’t go much lower. So, cutting it now it’s probably too little to late if you ask me, although they had to do it. Otherwise, the market would have been very upset.” In its end of meeting statement today, Fed policymakers noted the downside wrist economy growth remained. They said they expected inflation to moderate in coming quarters.

 

US regulators is said to be putting the finishing touches on a new Federal Plan decided to help avert foreclosures. A media report citing a source familiar with the discussions say the proposed plan could total up worth $50 billion dollars and guarantee some home mortgages with an announcement expected by as early as tomorrow. As expected it would provide guarantees for as many as three million adverse mortgage homeowners.

 

The auto parts company Tenneco says it will eliminate 1,100 jobs in response to falling demand for vehicles. From Michigan public radio, Dustin Dwyer

 

Tenneco has already eliminated more than 1,000 jobs worldwide this year because of slow vehicle sales. Now the company says it needs additional cuts because of the downturn has grown more severe. Tenneco makes parts for vehicle suspensions and ignition’s control. The company says it will close four plants in North America. That includes plants in Ohio and Indiana.  Plus tow additional plants that have yet to be named. The cuts are expected to save the company $64 million dollars a year. In a statement, Tenneco CEO said he regrets the impact of the restructuring on the company’s workers. But he says the company must react to the realities of the market. For NPR News, I’m Dustin Dwyer in Michigan.

 

President Bush signed it to confident today in an agreement governing US Forces in Iraq will be improved. NPR’s Joyo Snitter reports.

 

Negotiators say they have been working on the path for months. Previously the US said it’s made its final offer but the Iraqis now want changes. Mr. Bush says negotiators are analyzing the proposed amendment to what’s called “the status of forces agreement”. “We obviously want to be, uh, we want to be, uh, helpful and constructive without undermining basic principles.” Mr. Bush was speaking at the White House along side Massud Barzani, the president to the autonomous Kurdish region in Northern Iraq. The Iraqi government’s spokesman says the agreement should include a clear ban on US forces using Iraqi territory to attack Iraq’s neighbors such as the raid along the Syria boarder earlier this week. The ban is among four amendments the Iraqis are proposing. Joyo Snitter, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 74 points today. This is NPR.

 

General Motors and the owner of Chrysler, the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management are said to have resolved at least some of the key-sticking points in terms of a merger of the two automakers. Overall any former deal will likely still depend on financing and some kind of government support. That’s according to the sources said to be close to the discussions. Wire service reports according to sources said today GM’s chief executive Rid Wagoner would had to combine company. GM was reported to be seeking up worth of ten billion dollars in US government aid to support the merger with Chrysler.

 

One of the century’s most influential dancers in choreographer has died. Gerald Arpino along with Robert Joffrey co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet in 1956. It’s now considered one of the best dance companies in the world. NPR’s Nada Ulaby reports.

 

Gerald Arpino helped make American dance innovated for accessible. For example, in the 1990s, he asked rising choreographer to use the music of prince. “It’s like how do I connect with my younger audiences have never ever entered the theater to see dance and I thought, why not attract them.” As well as resurrecting historical ballets and commissioning new work. Gerald Arpino is generally en-credited with rescuing the Joffrey from financial ruin by moving the company from New York to Chicago. He died there Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Gerald Arpino was 85 years old. Nada Ulaby, NPR News.

 

An unexpected bump-up last month in orders to longer-lasting manufacture items. The government says the durable goods orders which include automobiles and airplanes rose by a larger unexpected 8/10 a percent in September. Most analysts expected the durable goods’ orders to fall.

 

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

 

 

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

 

The Federal Reserve’s interest rate setting arm has wrapped up a two-day meeting in Washington putting in place another big cut in interest rates as it seeks to boost the lagging economy. The Fed policymakers by unanimous vote opted to cut short-term rates by another half a percent, kicking a key overnight bank lending rate to one percent--its lowest level since June of 2004. Robert Crouse, an associate professor of Finance at Hofstra University and says the Fed is in the top-spot. ”The problem right now is that, first of all, the(no "the" here) rate is so low that they really can’t go much lower. So, cutting it now it’s probably too little to late if you ask me, although they had to do it. Otherwise, the market would have been very upset.” In its end of meeting statement today, Fed policymakers noted the downside wrist economy growth remained. They said they expected inflation to moderate in coming quarters.

 

US regulators is said to be putting the finishing touches on a new Federal Plan decided to help avert foreclosures. A media report citing a source familiar with the discussions said the proposed plan could total up worth $50 billion dollars and guarantee some home mortgages with an announcement expected by as early as tomorrow. As expected it would provide guarantees for as many as three million adverse mortgage homeowners.

 

The auto parts company Tenneco says it will eliminate 1,100 jobs in response to falling demand for vehicles. From Michigan public radio, Dustin Dwyer reports (careless)

 

Tenneco has already eliminated more than 1,000 jobs worldwide this year because of slow vehicle sales. Now the company says it needs additional cuts because of the downturn has grown more severe. Tenneco makes parts for vehicle suspensions and ignition’s control. The company says it will close four plants in North America. That includes plants in Ohio and Indiana.  Plus tow additional plants that have yet to be named. The cuts are expected to save the company $64 million dollars a year. In a statement, Tenneco CEO said he regrets the impact of the restructuring on the company’s workers. But he says the company must react to the realities of the market. For NPR News, I’m Dustin Dwyer ,in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

President Bush signed it to confident today in an agreement governing US Forces in Iraq will be improved. NPR’s Joyo Snitter reports.

 

Negotiators say they have been working on the path for months. Previously the US said it’s made its final offer but the Iraqis now want changes. Mr. Bush says negotiators are analyzing the proposed amendment to what’s called “the status of forces agreement”. “We obviously want to be, uh, we want to be, uh, helpful and constructive without undermining basic principles.” Mr. Bush was speaking at the White House along side Massud Barzani, the president to the autonomous Kurdish region in Northern Iraq. The Iraqi government’s spokesman says the agreement should include a clear ban on American forces using Iraqi territory to attack Iraq’s neighbors such as the raid along the boarder Syria earlier this week. The ban is among four amendments the Iraqis are proposing. Joyo Snitter, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 74 points today. This is NPR.

 

General Motors and the owner of Chrysler, the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management are said to have resolved at least some of the key-sticking points in terms of a merger of the two automakers. Overall any former deal will likely still depend on financing and some kind of government support. That’s according to the sources said to be close to the discussions. Wire service reports according to sources said today GM’s chief executive Rid Wagoner would had to combine company. GM was reported to be seeking up worth of ten billion dollars in US government aid to support the merger with Chrysler.

 

One of the century’s most influential dancers in choreographer has died. Gerald Arpino along with Robert Joffrey co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet in 1956. It’s now considered one of the best dance companies in the world. NPR’s Nada Ulaby reports.

 

Gerald Arpino helped make American dance innovated for accessible. For example, in the 1990s, he asked rising choreographers to use the music of prince. “It’s like how do I connect with my younger audiences who have never ever entered the theater to see dance and I thought, why not attract them.” As well as resurrecting historical ballets and commissioning new work. Gerald Arpino is generally en-credited with rescuing the Joffrey from financial ruin by moving the company from New York to Chicago. He died there Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Gerald Arpino was 85 years old. Nada Ulaby, NPR News.

 

An unexpected bump-up last month in orders to longer-lasting manufacture items. The government says the durable goods orders which include automobiles and airplanes rose by a larger unexpected 8/10 a percent in September. Most analysts expected the durable goods’ orders to fall.

 

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

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Rome was not built in a day.普特高手多多,还请各位大大不吝赐教。
改 HOMEWORK啦

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

 

The Federal Reserve’s interest rate setting arm has wrapped up a two-day meeting in Washington putting in place another big cut in interest rates as it seeks to boost the lagging economy. The Fed policymakers by unanimous vote opted to cut short-term rates by another half a percent, kicking a key overnight bank lending rate to one percent - its lowest level since June of 2004. Robert Crouse, an associate professor of Finance at Hofstra University and says the Fed is in a tough spot. ”The problem right now is that, first of all, rates are so low that they really can’t go much lower. So, cutting it now it’s probably too little too late if you ask me, although they had to do it. Otherwise, markets would have been very upset.” In its end of meeting statement today, Fed policymakers noted the downside risk to economy growth remained. They said they expected inflation to moderate in coming quarters.

 

US regulators is said to be putting the finishing touches on a new Federal Plan decided to help avert foreclosures. A media report citing a source familiar with the discussions said the proposed plan could total up worth $50 billion dollars and guarantee some home mortgages with an announcement expected by as early as tomorrow. As expected it would provide guarantees for as many as three million adverse mortgage homeowners.

 

The auto parts company Tenneco says it will eliminate 1,100 jobs in response to falling demand for vehicles. From Michigan public radio, Dustin Dwyer reports.

 

Tenneco has already eliminated more than 1,000 jobs worldwide this year because of slow vehicle sales. Now the company says it needs additional cuts because of the downturn has grown more severe. Tenneco makes parts for vehicle suspensions and ignition’s control. The company says it will close four plants in North America. That includes plants in Ohio and Indiana.  Plus two additional plants that have yet to be named. The cuts are expected to save the company $64 million dollars a year. In a statement, Tenneco CEO said he regrets the impact of the restructuring on the company’s workers. But he says the company must react to the realities of the market. For NPR News, I’m Dustin Dwyer ,in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

President Bush sounded confident today in an agreement governing US Forces in Iraq will be improved. NPR’s Schneider reports.

 

Negotiators say they have been working on the path for months. Previously the US said it’s made its final offer but the Iraqis now want changes. Mr. Bush says negotiators are analyzing the proposed amendment to what’s called “the status of forces agreement”. “We obviously want to be, uh, we want to be, uh, helpful and constructive without undermining basic principles.” Mr. Bush was speaking at the White House alongside Massud Barzani, the president to the autonomous Kurdish region in Northern Iraq. The Iraqi government’s spokesman says the agreement should include a clear ban on American forces using Iraqi territory to attack Iraq’s neighbors, such as the raid along the boarder Syria earlier this week. The ban is among four amendments the Iraqis are proposing. Schneider, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 74 points today. This is NPR.

 

General Motors and the owner of Chrysler, the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management are said to have resolved at least some of the key-sticking points in terms of a merger of the two automakers. Overall any former deal will likely still depend on financing and some kind of government support. That’s according to the sources said to be close to the discussions. Wire service reports according to sources said today GM’s chief executive Rid Wagoner would had to combine company. GM was reported to be seeking up worth of ten billion dollars in US government aid to support the merger with Chrysler.

 

One of the century’s most influential dancers in choreographer has died. Gerald Arpino along with Robert Joffrey co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet in 1956. It’s now considered one of the best dance companies in the world. NPR’s Nada Ulaby reports.

 

Gerald Arpino helped make American dance innovative and accessible. For example, in the 1990s, he asked rising choreographers to use the music of prince. “It’s like how do I connect with my younger audiences who have never ever entered the theater to see dance and I thought, why not attract them.” As well as resurrecting historical ballets and commissioning new work, Gerald Arpino is generally incredited with rescuing the Joffrey from financial ruin by moving the company from New York to Chicago. He died there Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Gerald Arpino was 85 years old. Nada Ulaby, NPR News.

 

An unexpected bump-up last month in orders to longer-lasting manufactured items. The government says the durable goods orders which include automobiles and airplanes rose by a larger unexpected 8/10 a percent in September. Most analysts expected the durable goods’ orders to fall.

 

I’m Jack Speer, NRP News, in Washington.
[ 本帖最后由 plato1983 于 2008-10-30 21:14 编辑 ]
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

The Federal Reserve's interest rate-setting arm has wrapped up a two-day meeting in Washington, putting in place another big cut in interest rates as it seeks to boost the lagging economy. Fed policy makers by unanimous vote up to two cut short-term rates by another half a percent, taking a key of  bank Leman rate to one percent, its lowest level since June of 2004. Robert Koles , an associate professor of finance * University and says the Fed is in tough spark. "The problem right now is said, first of all, rates are so low that they really can go much lower, so cut it now is probably too little, too late if you ask me. Er, although they had to do it, otherwise markets would have been very upset."  In its end-of-meeting statement today, Fed policy makers noted the downside risk to economic growth remain, // they said they are expecting inflation to moderate incoming quarters.

 

US regulators are said to be putting the finishing touches on a new federal plan designed to help avertible closures. Media reports citing a source familiar with the discussion, said the proposed plan could total up with 50 billion dollars and guarantee some home mortgages. And from the announcement expected by as early as tomorrow, they expect it will provide guarantee for as many as three million   at-risk mortgage holders.

 

The auto-parts  company Tenneco   says it will eliminate 1100 jobs in response to foreign demand for vehicles. Form Michigan Public Radio, Dustin Dwyer  reports.

 

Tenneco has already eliminated more than 1000 jobs worldwide this year because of slow vehicle sales. Now the company says it needs additional cuts because the downturn has grown more severe. Tenneco makes parts for vehicle suspensions and emissions control. The company says it will close four plants in North America that includes plants in Ohio and Indiana, plus two additional plants that yet be named. The cuts are expected to save the company 64 million dollars a year. In a statement, Tenneco CEO said he regrets the impact of restructuring on the company's workers, but he says the company must react to the realities of the market. From NPR News, I'm Dustin Dwyer in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

President Bush signed in a conference today an agreement governing U.S. forces in Iraq will be improved. NPR's Giles Snyder  reports

 

Negotiators say they are working on the pack for months. Feebie US said it has made its final offer but Iraqis now want changes. Mr. Bush says negotiators are analyzing   the proposed amendments towards called the status of forces agreement. "We obviously want to be, er, want to be, er, helpful and constructive without undermining basic principles." Mr. Bush was speaking at the White House along * Massoud Barzani. the president of the semiautonomous Kurdish region in southern Iraq. In Iraqi government spokesman says the agreement should include a clear ban on American forces using Iraqi territory to attack Iraq's neighbors, such as the raid along the border with Syria earlier this week. The ban is among * Iraqis are proposing. Giles Snyder, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 74 points today. This is NPR.

 

General Motors and the owner of Chrysler,the private   firm, Cerberus Capital Management are scheduled for resolve  at least some of the key sticking points in terms of merger of the two automakers. Global any former deal /were/ likely still depend on financing and some kind of government support. That's according the source said to be close to the discussions while service reports quoting sources said today GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner was head to buy company. GM was reported to be seeking upwards of ten billion dollars U.S. government aid support merger with Chrysler.

 

One of the century's most influential dancers and choreographers  has died. Gerald Arpino along with Robert Joffrey co-founded the Joffrey ballet in 1956, is now considered one of the best dance companies in the world. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

Gerald Arpino helped make American dance innovator for accessible. For example, in the 1990s, he asked rising choreographers  to use the Music of Prince. "He thought how do I connect with my young audiences who have never, ever entered the theater to see dance, and I thought why not attract them."  As well as resurrecting historical ballets and commissioning new work, Gerald Arpino  is gently  credited with rescuing the Joffrey from financial ruin  by moving the company from New York to Chicago. He died there Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Gerald Arpino was 85 years old. Neda Ulaby,NPR News.

 

An unexpected bong  *   last month in orders for longer lasting manufacture items. The government says durable good orders which include automobiles and airplanes rose by larger than expected eight tenth of percent in September,  most *  expected durable goods orders to fall.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.    

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

 

The Federal Reserves interest rate setting arm has wrapped up a two-day meeting in Washington putting in place another big cut in interest rates as it seeks to boost the lagging economy. The Fed policymakers by unanimous vote opted to cut short-term rates by another half a percent, kicking(taking) a key overnight bank lending rate to one percent , its lowest level since June of 2004. Robert Crouse, an associate professor of Finance at Hofstra University and says the Fed is in a tough spot. The problem right now is that, first of all, rates are so low that they really can't go much lower. So, cutting it now is probably too little, too late if you ask me, although they had to do it. Otherwise, markets would have been very upset. In its end-of-meeting statement today, Fed policymakers noted the downside risk to economic growth remained. They said they are expecting inflation to moderate in coming quarters.

 

US regulators are said to be putting the finishing touches on a new federal plan decided to help avert foreclosures. A media report citing a source familiar with the discussion, said the proposed plan could total up worth 50 billion dollars and guarantee some home mortgages. And from the announcement expected by as early as tomorrow, they expect it would provide guarantees for as many as three million adverse mortgage homeowners.

 

The auto parts company Tenneco says it will eliminate 1,100 jobs in response to falling demand for vehicles. From Michigan public radio, Dustin Dwyer reports.

 

Tenneco has already eliminated more than 1,000 jobs worldwide this year because of slow vehicle sales. Now the company says it needs additional cuts because the downturn has grown more severe. Tenneco makes parts for vehicle suspensions and emissions control. The company says it will close four plants in North America that includes plants in Ohio and Indiana, plus two additional plants that have yet to be named. The cuts are expected to save the company 64 million dollars a year. In a statement, Tenneco CEO said he regrets the impact of the restructuring on the company s workers. But he says the company must react to the realities of the market. From NPR News, I'm Dustin Dwyer, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

President Bush sounded confident today in an agreement governing U. S. forces in Iraq will be improved. NPR's Giles Snyder reports.

 

Negotiators say they have been working on the pack for months. Previously the US said it has made its final offer but the Iraqis now want changes. Mr. Bush says negotiators are analyzing the proposed amendment to what's called "the Status of Forces Agreement". We obviously want to be, uh, we want to be, uh, helpful and constructive without undermining basic principles. Mr. Bush was speaking at the White House alongside Massud Barzani, the president of the semiautonomous Kurdish region in Northern Iraq. The Iraqi government s spokesman says the agreement should include a clear ban on American forces using Iraqi territory to attack Iraq's neighbors, such as the raid along the boarder of Syria earlier this week. The ban is among four amendments the Iraqis are proposing. Giles Snyder, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 74 points today. This is NPR.

 

General Motors and the owner of Chrysler, the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management are said to have resolved at least some of the key sticking points in terms of a merger of the two automakers. Overall any former deal will likely still depend on financing and some kind of government support. That's according to the sources said to be close to the discussions. Wire service reports according to sources said today GM's Chief Executive Rick Wagoner would had to combine company. GM was reported to be seeking up worth of ten billion dollars in US government aid to support the merger with Chrysler.

 

One of the century’s most influential dancers and choreographer has died. Gerald Arpino along with Robert Joffrey co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet in 1956. It s now considered one of the best dance companies in the world. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

Gerald Arpino helped make American dance innovative and accessible. For example, in the 1990s, he asked rising choreographers to use the Music of Prince. "It's like how do I connect with my younger audiences who have never ever entered the theater to see dance and I thought, why not attract them. " As well as resurrecting historical ballets and commissioning new work, Gerald Arpino is generally incredited with rescuing the Joffrey from financial ruin by moving the company from New York to Chicago. He died there Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Gerald Arpino was 85 years old. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

An unexpected bump-up last month in orders to longer-lasting manufactured items. The government says the durable goods orders which include automobiles and airplanes rose by a larger unexpected 8/10 a percent in September. Most analysts expected the durable goods orders to fall.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NRP News, in Washington. 

 

tough spot  紧要关头,危急关头,最后关头
finishing touch n.A small change or addition that serves to complete something.最后修整,小的改动或增添以完成某件事
Tenneco 天纳克,在汽车悬挂系统和排气系统及产品领域是全球领先的制造商和供应商之一。
the Status of Forces Agreement 部队地位协议
semiautonomous  adj.半自治的

the private equity firm 私人股权投资公司
Cerberus Capital Management 博龙资本管理公司,是美国最大的私人股权投资公司之一。
sticking point n.A point, an issue, or a situation that causes or is likely to cause an impasse. 关键, 症结


 

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

 

The Federal Reserve's interest rate setting arm has wrapped up a two-day meeting in Washington, putting in place another big cut in interest rates as it seeks to boost the lagging economy. / Fed policymakers by unanimous vote opted to cut short-term rates by another half a percent, taking a key overnight bank lending rate to one percent, its lowest level since June of 2004. Robert Crouse, an associate professor of Finance at Hofstra University and says the Fed is in a tough spot. "The problem right now is that, first of all, rates are so low that they really can't go much lower. So, cutting it now is probably too little, too late if you ask me, although they had to do it. Otherwise, markets would have been very upset. " In its end-of-meeting statement today, Fed policymakers noted the downside risk to economic growth remained. They said they are expecting inflation to moderate in coming quarters.

 

US regulators are said to be putting the finishing touches on a new federal plan designed to help avert foreclosures. / Media reports citing a source familiar with the discussion said the proposed plan could total up worth 50 billion dollars and guarantee some home mortgages. And from the announcement expected by as early as tomorrow, they expect it will provide guarantees for as many as three million adverse mortgage holders.

 

The auto parts company Tenneco says it will eliminate 1, 100 jobs in response to falling demand for vehicles. From Michigan Public Radio, Dustin Dwyer reports.

 

Tenneco has already eliminated more than 1, 000 jobs worldwide this year because of slow vehicle sales. Now the company says it needs additional cuts because the downturn has grown more severe. Tenneco makes parts for vehicle suspensions and emissions control. The company says it will close four plants in North America that includes plants in Ohio and Indiana, plus two additional plants that have yet to be named. The cuts are expected to save the company 64 million dollars a year. In a statement, Tenneco CEO said he regrets the impact of the restructuring on the company's workers. But he says the company must react to the realities of the market. For NPR News, I'm Dustin Dwyer, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

President Bush sounded confident today in an agreement governing U. S. forces in Iraq will be improved. NPR's Giles Snyder reports.

 

Negotiators say they have been working on the pack for months. Previously the US said it has made its final offer but the Iraqis now want changes. Mr. Bush says negotiators are analyzing the proposed amendments to what's called "the Status of Forces Agreement". "We obviously want to be, uh, we want to be, uh, helpful and constructive without undermining basic principles. " Mr. Bush was speaking at the White House alongside Massud Barzani, the president of the semiautonomous Kurdish region in Northern Iraq. The Iraqi government / spokesman says the agreement should include a clear ban on American forces using Iraqi territory to attack Iraq's neighbors, such as the raid along the border with Syria earlier this week. The ban is among four amendments the Iraqis are proposing. Giles Snyder, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 74 points today. This is NPR.

 

General Motors and the owner of Chrysler, the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management are said to have resolved at least some of the key sticking points in terms of a merger of the two automakers. Overall any former deal will likely still depend on financing and some kind of government support. That's quoting the sources said to be close to the discussions. Wire service reports quoting sources said today GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner would head to combine company. GM was reported to be seeking upwards of ten billion dollars / US government aid to support a merger with Chrysler.

 

One of the century's most influential dancers and choreographers has died. Gerald Arpino along with Robert Joffrey co-founded the Joffrey Ballet in 1956, it is now considered one of the best dance companies in the world. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

Gerald Arpino helped make American dance innovative and accessible. For example, in the 1990s, he asked rising choreographers to use the Music of Prince. "He thought how do I connect with my young audiences who have never, ever entered the theater to see dance, and I thought, why not attract them. " As well as resurrecting historical ballets and commissioning new work, Gerald Arpino is gently incredited with rescuing the Joffrey from financial ruin by moving the company from New York to Chicago. He died there Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Gerald Arpino was 85 years old. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

An unexpected bump-up last month in orders for longer-lasting manufactured items. The government says / durable goods orders which include automobiles and airplanes rose by a larger unexpected 8/10 a percent in September. Most analysts expected / durable goods orders to fall.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


 

 

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

 

The Federal Reserve's interest rate setting arm has wrapped up a two-day meeting in Washington, putting in place another big cut in interest rates as it seeks to boost the lagging economy. Fed policymakers by unanimous vote opted to cut short-term rates by another half a percent, taking a key overnight bank lending rate to one percent, its lowest level since June of 2004. Robert Crouse is an associate professor of Finance at Hofstra University and says the Fed is in a tough spot. "The problem right now is that, first of all, rates are so low that they really can't go much lower. So, cutting it now is probably too little, too late if you ask me, although they had to do it. Otherwise, markets would have been very upset. “In its end-of-meeting statement today, Fed policymakers noted the downside risk to economic growth remained. They said they are expecting inflation to moderate in coming quarters.

 

US regulators are said to be putting the finishing touches on a new federal plan designed to help avert foreclosures. Media reports citing a source familiar with the discussion said the proposed plan could total up with 50 billion dollars and guarantee some home mortgages. With an announcement expected by as early as tomorrow, they expect it will provide guarantees for as many as three million adverse mortgage holders.

 

The auto parts company Tenneco says it will eliminate 1, 100 jobs in response to falling demand for vehicles. From Michigan Public Radio, Dustin Dwyer reports.

 

Tenneco has already eliminated more than 1, 000 jobs worldwide this year because of slow vehicle sales. Now the company says it needs additional cuts because the downturn has grown more severe. Tenneco makes parts for vehicle suspensions and emissions control. The company says it will close four plants in North America that includes plants in Ohio and Indiana, plus two additional plants that have yet to be named. The cuts are expected to save the company 64 million dollars a year. In a statement, Tenneco CEO said he regrets the impact of the restructuring on the company's workers. But he says the company must react to the realities of the market. For NPR News, I'm Dustin Dwyer, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

President Bush sounded confident today in an agreement governing U. S. forces in Iraq will be improved. NPR's Giles Snyder reports.

 

Negotiators say they have been working on the pact for months. Previously the US said it has made its final offer but the Iraqis now want changes. Mr. Bush says negotiators are analyzing the proposed amendments to what's called "the Status of Forces Agreement". "We obviously want to be, uh, we want to be, uh, helpful and constructive without undermining basic principles. " Mr. Bush was speaking at the White House alongside Massud Barzani, the president of the semiautonomous Kurdish region in Northern Iraq. A Iraqi government spokesman says the agreement should include a clear ban on American forces using Iraqi territory to attack Iraq's neighbors, such as the raid along the border with Syria earlier this week. The ban is among four amendments the Iraqis are proposing. Giles Snyder, NPR News, Washington.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 74 points today. This is NPR.

 

General Motors and the owner of Chrysler, the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management are said to have resolved at least some of the key sticking points in terms of a merger of the two automakers. However any former deal will likely still depend on financing and some kind of government support. That's according to / sources said to be close to the discussions. Wire service reports quoting sources said today GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner would head the combined company. GM was reported to be seeking upwards of ten billion dollars in US government aid to support a merger with Chrysler.

 

One of the century's most influential dancers and choreographers has died. Gerald Arpino along with Robert Joffrey co-founded the Joffrey Ballet in 1956, it is now considered one of the best dance companies in the world. NPR's Neda Ulaby reports.

 

Gerald Arpino helped make American dance innovative and accessible. For example, in the 1990s, he asked rising choreographers to use the Music of Prince. "I thought how do I connect with my young audiences who have never, ever entered the theater to see dance, and I thought, why not attract them.” As well as resurrecting historical ballets and commissioning new work, Gerald Arpino is gently credited with rescuing the Joffrey from financial ruin by moving the company from New York to Chicago. He died there Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Gerald Arpino was 85 years old. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

 

An unexpected bump-up last month in orders for longer-lasting manufactured items. The government says durable goods orders which include automobiles and airplanes rose by a larger than unexpected 8/10 of a percent in September. Most analysts expected durable goods orders to fall.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

 

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