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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Barbara Klein.

The government reports the nation's Gross Domestic Product fell one percent in the first quarter, a far slower contraction than the previous quarter when GDP shrank 6.4%. President Obama called it progress resulting from his administration's actions.


"The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. This and other difficult but important steps that we've taken over the last six months have helped us put the brakes on the recession." Mr. Obama also said today's report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office than analysts had thought.

Within hours of learning the government's new "cash for clunkers" program was running out of money, the House today voted to rush an additional two billion dollars into the program. It provides rebates to trade in gasguzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Michael Hibblen with station KUAR has reaction from one dealership in Little Rock, Arkansas.

At Landers Toyota in Little Rock, customers like Don Griffin have been taking advantage of the program. He traded in a 14-year-old GMC Yukon for a new Toyota sedan. "I figured if the government was crazy enough to pay that kind of money, I would go ahead and take advantage of it." While the program has boosted sales, Steve Landers, who owns nearly two dozen dealerships, believes it was poorly conceived. "It's chaotic with the government, and it's a good program for the customer, but we’ve yet not receive payment from the government on any of them. I don't think they thought through it real well." He believes the government underestimated customer demand. For NPR News, I'm Michael Hibblen, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In Baghdad today, at least 28 people were killed in bombing attacks on Shiite mosques as worshippers left Friday prayers. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.

Worshippers at six different Shiite mosques across Baghdad fell victim to car bombs today, shattering a period of relative calm. Violence is greatly reduced in the past year, but the bomb serves as a stark reminder that sectarian tensions remain just beneath the surface. Despite the continuing attacks, it is ethnic tensions between Arabs and Kurds that have concerned American officials. The leader of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, will be meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over the weekend. It will be the first time the two men have spoken in a year. Quil Lawrence, NPR News, Baghdad.

Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has died. She was 76. Aquino was credited with the 1986 so-called "People's Revolution", replacing the 20-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos with democracy. The first female president of the Philippines, Aquino managed to stay in office through seven coup attempts. She had battled colon cancer.

On Wall Street today, the Dow closed up 17 points at 9,171.

This is NPR News.

The government coupons that help TV viewers buy converter boxes said their old sets can receive the new digital signals stations are now broadcasting comes to an end at midnight tonight. We have more from NPR's Neda Ulaby.

Most Americans have come to rely on their televisions. In fact, the average American adult watches up to five hours of television a day, according to a recent Nelson study. But people without satellite, cable or digital tuners on their televisions were left with blank screens on June 12th. That's when the nation’s broadcasters went from analog to digital signals. The Federal Communications Commission got nearly a million calls of complaint right after the switch. Since last year, the federal government has offered coupons to people who need digital to analog converter boxes for their older TVs. Nearly 40 million viewers have snapped the coupons up. But the program ends at midnight tonight. Consumers have a tiny bit of time left to order the coupons online, by fax or a letter if it's postmarked with today's date. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

The House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at restricting excessive corporate bonuses on companies with at least a billion dollars in assets. It would give shareholders an annual non-binding vote on the companies' pay practices, and it would allow the government to bar pay incentives considered risky to the company or the economy. The Senate is due to consider the bill in the fall.

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. The ranking Democrat says he will undergo surgery in August and then return to the Senate to continue his key role in health care overhaul legislation.

I'm Barbara Klein, NPR News in Washington.


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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Barbara Klein.

The government reports the nations Gross Domestic Product fell one percent in the first quarter, a far slower contraction than the previous quarter when GDP shrank 6.4%. President Obama called it progress resulting from his administration's actions.
"The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. This and other difficult but important steps that we've taken over the last six months have helped us put the brakes on the recession." Mr. Obama also said today's report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office than analysts had thought.


Within hours of learning the government's new "cash for clunkers" program was running out of money, the House today voted to rush an additional two billion dollars into the program. It provides rebates to trade in gas guzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Michael Hibblen with station KUAR has reaction from one dealership in Little Rock, Arkansas.

At * Toyota in Little Rock, customer * Don Griffin have been taking advantage of the program. He traded in a 14-year-old GM CU * for a new Toyota sedan. "I figure if the government is crazy enough to pay that kind of money, I would go ahead and take advantage of it." Well, the program has boosted sales.
* *, who owns nearly two dozen dealerships, believes it was partly conceived. "It's chaotic with the government, and it's a good program for the customer, but we've yet to be received payment from the government on any album. I don't think they thought fully * will." He believes the government underestimated customer demand. For NPR News, I'm Michael Hibblen, in Little Rock, Arkansas.


In Baghdad today, at least 28 people were killed in bombing attacks on Shiite mosques as worshipers left Friday prayers. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.

Worshipers at six different mosques across Baghdad fell victim to car bombs today, shattering appeared they have relative *. Violence has greatly reduced in the past year, but the bomb serves as dark reminder that * tensions remain just beneath the surface. Despite the continuing attacks, it is ethnic tensions between Arabs and Kurds that have concerned American officials. The leader of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, will be meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over the weekend. It would be the first time the men at spoken in a year. Quil Lawrence, NPR News, Baghdad.

Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has died. She was 76. Aquino was credited with the 1986 so-called "people's revolution", replacing the 20-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos with democracy. The first female president of the Philippine, Aquino managed to stay in office through seven coup attempts. She had battled colon cancer.

On Wall Street today, the Dow closed up 17 points at 9,171.

This is NPR News.

The government coupons that help TV viewers buy converter boxes so their old sets can receive the new digital signals stations are now broadcasting comes to an end at midnight tonight. We have more from NPR's Neda Ulaby.

Most Americans had come to rely on their televisions. In fact, the average American adult watches up to five hours of television a day, according to a recent Nelson study. But people without satellite, cable or digital tuners on their televisions were left with blank screens on June 20th. That's when the nation’s broadcasters went from analog to digital signals. The Federal Communications Commission got nearly a million calls of complaint right after the switch. Since last year, the federal government has offered coupons to people who need digital to analog converter boxes for their older TVs. Nearly 40 million viewers have snapped to coupons up. But the program ends at midnight tonight. Consumers have a tiny but a time left to order the coupons online, by fax or a letter. It is postmarked with today's date. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

The House of Representatives has approved the bill end up restricting excessive corporate bonuses on companies with at least a billion dollars in assets. It would give shareholders an annual non-binding vote on the companies' pay practices, and it would allow the government to bar pay incentives considered risky to the company or the economy. The Senate is due to consider the bill in the fall.


Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. The ranking Democrat says he will undergo surgery in August and then return to the Senate to continue his key role in health care overhaul legislation.

I'm Barbara Klein, NPR News in Washingon.
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Barbara Klein.

The government reports the nation's gross domestic product fell 1% in the first quarter, a far slower contraction than the previous quarter when GDP shrank 6.4%. President Obama called it progress resulting from his administration's actions.

"The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. This and other difficult but important steps that we've taken over the last six months have helped us put the brakes on the recession."

Mr. Obama also said today's report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office than analysts had thought.

Within hours having learning the government's new cash for Clunkers Program was running out of money, the House today voted to rush an additional $2 billion into the program. It provides rebates to trade in gas-guzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Michael // with station KUAR has reaction from one dealership in Little Rock, Arkansas.

// Toyota in Little Rock, customers slided down // have been taking advantage of the program. He traded in a 14-year-old GM CU count for a new Toyota sedan. "I figured if the government // out pay that kind of money and I'll go ahead take the advantage of it." While the program has boosted its sales, // who owns nearly 2,000 dealerships, believes it's partly conceived. "It's chaotic would the government and it's a good program for the customers, but we // to receive payment from the government on any album. I don't think they thought through it very well." He believes the government underestimated customer demand. For NPR News, I'm Michael // in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In Baghdad today, at least 28 were killed in bombing attacks in Shiite mosques as worshippers left Friday prayers. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.

Worshippers at six different Shiite mosques across Baghdad fell victims to car bombs today, shattering appear relatively calm. Violence is greatly reduced in the past year, but the bomb services a stark reminder that sectarian tensions remain just beneath the surface. Despite the continuing attacks, its ethnic tensions between Arabs and Kurds there have concerned American officials. The leader of the semi-autonomous Kurdish stand region Massoud Barzani will be meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki over the weekend. It will be the first time the two men have spoken in a year. Quil Lawrence, NPR News, Baghdad.

Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has died. She was 76. Aquino was credited with the 1986 so-called people's revolution were placing a 20-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos with democracy. The first female President of the Philippines, Aquino managed to sustain office through seven coup attempts. She had battled colon cancer.

On Wall Street today, the Dow closed up 17 points at 9,171.

This is NPR News.

The government coupons that help TV viewers buy converter boxes say their old sets can receive the new digital signals stations are now broadcasting comes to an end at midnight tonight. We have more from NPR's Neda Ulaby.

Most Americans have come to rely on their televisions. In fact, the average American adults lodge up to five hours at television a day according to a recent Nelson study. The people without satellite, cable or digital turners in their televisions were left with blank screen on June 12. That's when the nation's broadcasters went from analogue to digital signals.  The Federal Communications Commission got nearly a million calls of complaint right up to the switch. Since last year, the federal government has offered coupons to people who need digital to analogue converter boxes for their older TVs. Nearly 40 million viewers have snapped the coupons up. But the program ends at midnight tonight. Consumers have a tiny bit of time left to order the coupons online, by fax or a letter. It is post marked with today's date. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

The House representatives have approved a bill end a restricting and excess corporate bonuses on companies with at least a billion dollars in assets. It will give shareholders an annual non-binding vote on the companies' pay practices and it would allow the government to bar a pay incentives considered risky to the company or the economy. The Senate is due to consider the bill in the fall.

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. The ranking Democrat says he'll undergo a surgery in August and then return to the Senate to continue his key role in health care overhaul legislation.

I'm Barbara Klein, NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I am Barbara Klein.
The government reports the nation’s gross demestic product fell 1% in the first quarter, a far slower contraction than the previous quarter when GDP shrinked 6.4%. President Obama called it progress resulting from his administration’s actions.
The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. This another difficult but important steps we’ve taken over the last 6 months have helped us put the breaks on the recession.
President Obama also says today’s report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office than analysts have thought. Within hours of learning the government’s new 'Cash for Clunkers' program was running out of money. The House today voted to rush an additional 2 billion dollars for the program. It provides rebates in gas-guzzlers for more fuel efficient veilcles. Michael Hibblen with Station KUAR has reaction from one dealership in Little Rock  *
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The House representatives have approved a bill aimed at restricting excessive corp bonuses on companies with at least 1 billion dollars in assets. It will give shareholders and annual non-binding vote on the companies’ pay practices. And it will allow the government to borrow a payment considered risky to the company or the economy. The Senate is due to consider the bill on the fall.
Connecticut senator Christopher Dodd has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. The ranking democrat said he will undergo surgery in August and then return to the Senate to continue his key role in health care overhaul legislation   

I am Barbara Klein, NPR News in Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I am Barbara Klein.



The government reports the nation's Gross Domestic Product fell one percent in the first quarter, a far slower contraction in the previous quarter when GDP shrank 6.4 percent. President Obama called that progress resulting from his administration's actions. "The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. This and other difficult but important steps that we've taken over the last six months have helped us put the brakes on the recession." Mr. Obama also said today's report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office than analysts had thought.



With analysis of learning, the government's new cash for clunker program was running out of money. The House today voted to rush an additional two billion dollars into the program. It provides rebase to trade in gas-guzzlers from more fuel efficient vehicles. Michael Hibblen with station KUAR has reaction from one dealership and little rock in Arkansas. "Atlanta's Toyota in Little Rock, customers like Don/ have been taking advantage of the program. He traded in a 14 year-old GM CU/ for a new Toyota sedan. "I figure that if the government was crazy enough to pay that kind of money, I would too have taken adventure." But the program has boosted the sales. Steve Lantas, wons nearly 2,000 dealerships, but Steve said it was poorly conceived. "It's chaotic with the government. And it's a good program for the customer but we've yet to be received payment from the government on any album. I don't think they thought fuel it real well." He believes the government underestimated customer demand. For NPR News, I am Michael Hibblen in Little Rock, Arkansas.




In Baghdad today, at least 28 people were killed in bombing attacks on Shiite Mosque as worshipers left Friday prayers. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.



Worshipers at six different Shiite mosques across Baghdad are victim to car bombs today, shadowing a period of relative calm. Violence has greatly reduced in the past year but the bombs serviced as a start reminder that sectarian tensions remain just beneath the surface. Despite the continuing attacks, It is ethnic tensions between Arabs and Kurds that have concerned American officials. The leader of semi-autonomous Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani would be meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki over the weekend. It would be the first the two men have spoken in a year. Quil Lawrence, NPR News, Baghdad.



Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has died. She was 76. Aquino was credited with a 1986 so-called "People's Revolution" replacing a 22-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos with democracy. The first female president of the Philippine as a key managed the state and office through seven coup attempts. She has battled colon cancer.



On Wall Street today, the Dow closed up 17 points at 9,171.



This is NPR News.



The government coupons that help TV viewers buy converter boxes said they are old sets can receive the new digital signals stations are now broadcasting comes to an end at midnight tonight. We have more from NPR's Neda Ulaby.



Most Americans have come to rely on their televisions. In fact, the average American adult watch up to five hours of television a day. According to a recent Nelson's study, that people without satellite cable or digital antenna in their television were left with blink screens on June 12th. That's from the nation's broadcaster learnt from a lock to digital signals. The Federal Communications Condition got nearly a million calls of complaint right after the switch. Since last year, the Federal government has offered coupons to people who needed digital to unlock converter boxes for their older TVs. Nearly 40 million viewers have snapped the coupons up. But the program amid dire tonight. Consumers have a tiny but have time left to order the coupons on line, by fax or a letter. If it is a postmark, with today's extinct. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.



The House of Representatives has approved the bill aimed at restricting access of cooperated bonuses on companies with at least a billion dollars in assets. It would give shareholders and annual none-binding vote on the company's pay blacklist. And it would allow the government to bar paying incentives considered risky to the company or the economy. The Senators are due to consider the bill on the four.



Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. The ranking Democrat says he'll undergo surgery in August and then return to the Senate to continue his key role in health care overhaul legislation.




I am Barbara Klein, NPR News in Washington.




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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Barbara Klein.

The government reports the nations Gross Domestic Product fell one percent in the first quarter, a far slower contraction than the previous quarter when GDP shrank 6.4%. President Obama called it progress resulting from his administration's actions.
"The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. This and other difficult when important steps that we've taken over the last six months have helped us put the brakes on the recession." Mr. Obama also said today's report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office than analysts had thought.

Within hours of learning the government's new "cash for clunkers" program was running out of money, the House today voted to rush an additional two billion dollars into the program. It provides rebates to trade in gas guzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Michael Hibblen with station KUAR has reaction from one dealership in Little Rock, Arkansas.

At * Toyota in Little Rock, customer * Don Griffin have been taking advantage of the program. He traded in a 14-year-old GM CU * for a new Toyota sedan. "I figure if the government is crazy enough to pay that kind of money, I would go ahead and take advantage of it." Well, the program has boosted sales.
* *, who owns nearly two dozen dealerships, believes it was partly conceived. "It's chaotic with the government, and it's a good program for the customer, but we've yet to be received payment from the government on any of them. I don't think they thought through  it well." He believes the government underestimated customer demand. For NPR News, I'm Michael Hibblen, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In Baghdad today, at least 28 people were killed in bombing attacks on Shiite mosques as worshipers left Friday prayers. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.

Worshipers at six different mosques across Baghdad fell victim to car bombs today, shattering appeared relative calm. Violence has greatly reduced in the past year, but the bomb serves as start reminder that sectarian tensions remain just beneath the surface. Despite the continuing attacks, it is ethnic tensions between Arabs and Kurds that have concerned American officials. The leader of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, will be meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over the weekend. It would be the first time the men at spoken in a year. Quil Lawrence, NPR News, Baghdad.

Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has died. She was 76. Aquino was credited with the 1986 so-called "people's revolution", replacing the 20-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos with democracy. The first female president of the Philippine, Aquino managed to stay in office through seven coup attempts. She had battled colon cancer.

On Wall Street today, the Dow closed up 17 points at 9,171.

This is NPR News.

The government coupons that help TV viewers buy converter boxes so that their old sets can receive the new digital signals stations are now broadcasting comes to an end at midnight tonight. We have more from NPR's Neda Ulaby.

Most Americans had come to rely on their televisions. In fact, the average American adult watches up to five hours of television a day, according to a recent Nelson study. But people without satellite, cable or digital tuners on their televisions were left with blank screens on June 12. That's when the nation’s broadcasters went from analog to digital signals. The Federal Communications Commission got nearly a million calls of complaint right after the switch. Since last year, the federal government has offered coupons to people who need digital to analog converter boxes for their older TVs. Nearly 40 million viewers have snapped / coupons up. But the program ends at midnight tonight. Consumers have a tiny of time left to order the coupons online, by fax or a letter if its postmark with today's date. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

The House of Representatives has approved the bill aimed at restricting excessive corporate bonuses on companies with at least a billion dollars / assets. It would give shareholders an annual non-binding vote on the companies' pay practices, and it would allow the government to bar pay incentives considered risky to the company or the economy. The Senate is due to consider the bill in the fall.


Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. The ranking Democrat says he will undergo surgery in August and then return to the Senate to continue his key role in health care overhaul legislation.

I'm Barbara Klein, NPR News in Washingon.
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Barbara Klein.

The government reports the nations Gross Domestic Product fell one percent in the first quarter, a far slower contraction than the previous quarter when GDP shrank 6.4%. President Obama called it progress resulting from his administration's actions.
"The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. This and other difficult but important steps that we've taken over the last six months have helped us put the brakes on the recession." Mr. Obama also said today's report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office than analysts had thought.

Within hours of learning the government's new "cash for clunkers" program was running out of money, the House today voted to rush an additional two billion dollars into the program. It provides rebates to trade in gas guzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Michael Hibblen with station KUAR has reaction from one dealership in Little Rock, Arkansas.

At * Toyota in Little Rock, customer * Don Griffin have been taking advantage of the program. He traded in a 14-year-old GM CU car for a new Toyota sedan. "I figured if the government was crazy enough to pay that kind of money, I would go ahead and take advantage of it." Well, the program has boosted sales.
* *, who owns nearly two dozen dealerships, believes it was partly conceived. "It's chaotic with the government, and it's a good program for the customer, but we've yet to be received payment from the government on any of them. I don't think they thought through  it real well." He believes the government underestimated customer demand. For NPR News, I'm Michael Hibblen, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In Baghdad today, at least 28 people were killed in bombing attacks on Shiite mosques as worshippers left Friday prayers. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.

Worshippers at six different Shiite mosques across Baghdad fell victim to car bombs today, shattering appeared to be relatively calm. Violence has greatly reduced in the past year, but the bomb serves as a start reminder that sectarian tensions remain just beneath the surface. Despite the continuing attacks, its ethnic tensions between Arabs and Kurds / have concerned American officials. The leader of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, will be meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over the weekend. It would be the first time the two men have spoken in a year. Quil Lawrence, NPR News, Baghdad.

Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has died. She was 76. Aquino was credited with the 1986 so-called "people's revolution", replacing the 20-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos with democracy. The first female president of the Philippine, Aquino managed to stay in office through seven coup attempts. She had battled colon cancer.

On Wall Street today, the Dow closed up 17 points at 9,171.

This is NPR News.

The government coupons that help TV viewers buy converter boxes so that their old sets can receive the new digital signals stations are now broadcasting comes to an end at midnight tonight. We have more from NPR's Neda Ulaby.

Most Americans had come to rely on their televisions. In fact, the average American adult watches up to five hours of television a day, according to a recent Nelson study. But people without satellite, cable or digital tuners on their televisions were left with blank screens on June 12. That's when the nation’s broadcasters went from analog to digital signals. The Federal Communications Commission got nearly a million calls of complaint right after the switch. Since last year, the federal government has offered coupons to people who need digital to analog converter boxes for their older TVs. Nearly 40 million viewers have snapped the coupons up. But the program ends at midnight tonight. Consumers have a tiny bit of time left to order the coupons online, by fax or a letter if it's postmarked with today's date. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

The House of Representatives has approved the bill aimed at restricting excessive corporate bonuses on companies with at least a billion dollars of assets. It would give shareholders an annual non-binding vote on the companies' pay practices, and it would allow the government to bar pay incentives considered risky to the company or the economy. The Senate is due to consider the bill in the fall.


Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. The ranking Democrat says he will undergo surgery in August and then return to the Senate to continue his key role in health care overhaul legislation.

I'm Barbara Klein, NPR News in Washingon.
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The government reports the nations Gross Domestic Product fell one percent in the first quarter, a far slower contraction than the previous quarter when GDP shrank 6.4%. President Obama called it progress resulting from his administration's actions.
"The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. This and other difficult but important steps that we've taken over the last six months have helped us put the brakes on the recession." Mr. Obama also said today's report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office than analysts had thought.

Within hours of learning the government's new "cash for clunkers" program was running out of money, the House today voted to rush an additional two billion dollars into the program. It provides rebates to trade in gasguzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Michael Hibblen with station KUAR has reaction from one dealership in Little Rock, Arkansas.

At Landers Toyota in Little Rock, customers like Don Griffin have been taking advantage of the program. He traded in a 14-year-old GM CU car for a new Toyota sedan. "I figured if the government was crazy enough to pay that kind of money, I would go ahead and take advantage of it." While the program has boosted sales, Steve Landers, who owns nearly two dozen dealerships, believes it was poorly conceived. "It's chaotic with the government, and it's a good program for the customer, but we've yet to be received payment from the government on any of them. I don't think they thought through it real well." He believes the government underestimated customer demand. For NPR News, I'm Michael Hibblen, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In Baghdad today, at least 28 people were killed in bombing attacks on Shiite mosques as worshippers left Friday prayers. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.

Worshippers at six different Shiite mosques across Baghdad fell victim to car bombs today, shattering a period of relative calm. Violence has greatly reduced in the past year, but the bomb serves as a stark reminder that sectarian tensions remain just beneath the surface. Despite the continuing attacks, it is ethnic tensions between Arabs and Kurds that have concerned American officials. The leader of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, will be meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over the weekend. It will be the first time that two men have spoken in a year. Quil Lawrence, NPR News, Baghdad.

Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has died. She was 76. Aquino was credited with the 1986 so-called "People's Revolution", replacing the 20-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos with democracy. The first female president of the Philippine, Aquino managed to stay in office through seven coup attempts. She had battled colon cancer.

On Wall Street today, the Dow closed up 17 points at 9,171.

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The government coupons that help TV viewers buy converter boxes so / their old sets can receive the new digital signals stations are now broadcasting comes to an end at midnight tonight. We have more from NPR's Neda Ulaby.

Most Americans have come to rely on their televisions. In fact, the average American adult watches up to five hours of television a day, according to a recent Nelson study. But people without satellite, cable or digital tuners on their televisions were left with blank screens on June 12. That's when the nation’s broadcasters went from analog to digital signals. The Federal Communications Commission got nearly a million calls of complaint right after the switch. Since last year, the federal government has offered coupons to people who need digital to analog converter boxes for their older TVs. Nearly 40 million viewers have snapped the coupons up. But the program ends at midnight tonight. Consumers have a tiny bit of time left to order the coupons online, by fax or a letter if it's postmarked with today's date. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

The House of Representatives has approved the bill aimed at restricting excessive corporate bonuses on companies with at least a billion dollars in assets. It would give shareholders an annual non-binding vote on the companies' pay practices, and it would allow the government to bar pay incentives considered risky to the company or the economy. The Senate is due to consider the bill in the fall.

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. The ranking Democrat says he will undergo surgery in August and then return to the Senate to continue his key role in health care overhaul legislation.

I'm Barbara Klein, NPR News in Washingon.
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The government reports the nation's Gross Domestic Product fell one percent in the first quarter, a far slower contraction than the previous quarter when GDP shrank 6.4%. President Obama called it progress resulting from his administration's actions.
"The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. This and other difficult but important steps that we've taken over the last six months have helped us put the brakes on the recession." Mr. Obama also said today's report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office than analysts had thought.

Within hours of learning the government's new "cash for clunkers" program was running out of money, the House today voted to rush an additional two billion dollars into the program. It provides rebates to trade in gasguzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Michael Hibblen with station KUAR has reaction from one dealership in Little Rock, Arkansas.

At Landers Toyota in Little Rock, customers like Don Griffin have been taking advantage of the program. He traded in a 14-year-old GMC Yukon for a new Toyota sedan. "I figured if the government was crazy enough to pay that kind of money, I would go ahead and take advantage of it." While the program has boosted sales, Steve Landers, who owns nearly two dozen dealerships, believes it was poorly conceived. "It's chaotic with the government, and it's a good program for the customer, but we are yet to receive (这部分听得不很清楚,按说应该是修改完的,但是他说得又有些出入)payment from the government on any of them. I don't think they thought through it real well." He believes the government underestimated customer demand. For NPR News, I'm Michael Hibblen, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In Baghdad today, at least 28 people were killed in bombing attacks on Shiite mosques as worshippers left Friday prayers. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.

Worshippers at six different Shiite mosques across Baghdad fell victim to car bombs today, shattering a period of relative calm. Violence is greatly reduced in the past year, but the bomb serves as a stark reminder that sectarian tensions remain just beneath the surface. Despite the continuing attacks, it is ethnic tensions between Arabs and Kurds that have concerned American officials. The leader of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, will be meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over the weekend. It will be the first time the two men have spoken in a year. Quil Lawrence, NPR News, Baghdad.

Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has died. She was 76. Aquino was credited with the 1986 so-called "People's Revolution", replacing the 20-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos with democracy. The first female president of the Philippines, Aquino managed to stay in office through seven coup attempts. She had battled colon cancer.

On Wall Street today, the Dow closed up 17 points at 9,171.

This is NPR News.

The government coupons that help TV viewers buy converter boxes so / their old sets can receive the new digital signals stations are now broadcasting comes to an end at midnight tonight. We have more from NPR's Neda Ulaby.

Most Americans have come to rely on their televisions. In fact, the average American adult watches up to five hours of television a day, according to a recent Nelson study. But people without satellite, cable or digital tuners on their televisions were left with blank screens on June 12. That's when the nation’s broadcasters went from analog to digital signals. The Federal Communications Commission got nearly a million calls of complaint right after the switch. Since last year, the federal government has offered coupons to people who need digital to analog converter boxes for their older TVs. Nearly 40 million viewers have snapped the coupons up. But the program ends at midnight tonight. Consumers have a tiny bit of time left to order the coupons online, by fax or a letter if it's postmarked with today's date. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

The House of Representatives has approved the bill aimed at restricting excessive corporate bonuses on companies with at least a billion dollars in assets. It would give shareholders an annual non-binding vote on the companies' pay practices, and it would allow the government to bar pay incentives considered risky to the company or the economy. The Senate is due to consider the bill in the fall.

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. The ranking Democrat says he will undergo surgery in August and then return to the Senate to continue his key role in health care overhaul legislation.

I'm Barbara Klein, NPR News in Washingon.
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Life is a fight, soldier on!
好栏目推荐之美国口语俚语
homework

From NPR news in Washington, I'm Barber Klein.

The government reports the nation's Gross Domestic Product fell 1% in the first quarter, a far slower contraction than the previous quarter when GDP shrank 6.4%.President Obama called it progress resulting from his administration's actions.The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act.This another difficult but important steps that we've taken over the last six month have helped us put the brakes on the recession.Mr Obama also says today's report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office, the nalalist had thought.

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The government reports the nation's
Gross Domestic Product fell one percent in the first quarter, a far slower contraction than the previous quarter when GDP shrank
s 6.4%. President Obama called it progress resulting from his administration's actions.
"The progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. This and other difficult but important steps that we've taken over the last six months have helped us put the brakes on the recession." Mr. Obama also said today's report shows the recession was far deeper when he took office than analysts had thought.

Within hours of learning the government's new "cash for clunkers" program was running out of money, the House today voted to rush an additional two billion dollars into the program. It provides rebates to trade in gasguzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Michael Hibblen with station KUAR has reaction from one dealership in Little Rock, Arkansas.

At Landers Toyota in Little Rock, customers like Don Griffin have been taking advantage of the program. He traded in a 14-year-old GMC Yukon for a new Toyota sedan. "I figured if the government was crazy enough to pay that kind of money, I would go ahead and take advantage of it." While the program has boosted sales, Steve Landers, who owns nearly two dozen dealerships, believes it was poorly conceived. "It's chaotic with the government, and it's a good program for the customer, but we are
yet
to receive
(
这部分听得不很清楚,按说应该是修改完的,但是他说得又有些出入)payment from the government on any of them. I don't think they thought through it real well." He believes the government underestimated customer demand. For NPR News, I'm Michael Hibblen, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In Baghdad today, at least 28 people were killed in bombing attacks on Shiite mosques as worshippers left Friday prayers. NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.

Worshippers at six different Shiite mosques across Baghdad fell victim to car bombs today, shattering a period of relative calm. Violence
is
greatly reduced in the past year, but the bomb serves as a stark reminder that sectarian tensions remain just beneath the surface. Despite the continuing attacks, it is ethnic tensions between Arabs and Kurds that have concerned American officials. The leader of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, will be meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over the weekend. It will be the first time the two men have spoken in a year. Quil Lawrence, NPR News, Baghdad.

Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has died. She was 76. Aquino was credited with the 1986 so-called "People's Revolution", replacing the 20-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos with democracy. The first female president of the Philippines, Aquino managed to stay in office through seven coup attempts. She had battled colon cancer.

On Wall Street today, the Dow closed up 17 points at 9,171.

This is NPR News.

The government coupons that help TV viewers buy converter boxes
said their old sets can receive the new digital signals stations are now broadcasting comes to an end at midnight tonight. We have more from NPR's Neda Ulaby.

Most Americans have come to rely on their televisions. In fact, the average American adult watches up to five hours of television a day, according to a recent Nelson study. But people without satellite, cable or digital tuners on their televisions were left with blank screens on June 12
th. That's when the nation’s broadcasters went from analog to digital signals. The Federal Communications Commission got nearly a million calls of complaint right after the switch. Since last year, the federal government has offered coupons to people who need digital to analog converter boxes for their older TVs. Nearly 40 million viewers have snapped the coupons up. But the program ends at midnight tonight. Consumers have a tiny bit of time left to order the coupons online, by fax or a letter if it's postmarked with today's date. Neda Ulaby, NPR News.

The House of Representatives has approved the bill aimed at restricting excessive corporate bonuses on companies with at least a billion dollars in assets. It would give shareholders an annual non-binding vote on the companies' pay practices, and it would allow the government to bar pay incentives considered risky to the company or the economy. The Senate is due to consider the bill in the fall.

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. The ranking Democrat says he will undergo surgery in August and then return to the Senate to continue his key role in health care overhaul legislation.

I'm Barbara Klein, NPR News in Washing
ton.

It's never too late.
第四段 【gasguzzler】改成【gas guzzler】比较好,网上也有gasguzzler这个词,但是字典上有的是gas guzzler,可以查查百度字典;
================================================================【contraction】【contract】(经济)收缩
【shrank】【shrink】的过去式,收缩
【previous】【previously】上一个,前一个 eg. previous two days=two days previously
【administration's actions】行政行为
【recovery act】(经济)复苏计划
【put the brakes on sth】阻滞
【Cash for Clunkers】“旧车换现金”法案,为了让更多的人买新型汽车,美国国会参议院18日以60票赞成、36票反对的投票结果批准旧车换现金(Cash for Clunkers)法案,按照这项计划,如果驾车者以每加仑里程18英里或以下的旧车换取每加仑里程至少22英里以上的新车,则将可获得3500美元的补贴;如果新车的每加仑里程较旧车高出10英里,则驾车者将可获得4500美元的补贴。
【clunker】老爷车;年久失修的机器
【program】方案,计划
【rush sth into sth】紧急注入(资金)
【gas guzzler】油老虎;耗油量大的汽车
【guzzle】To drink greedily or habitually;To consume to excess
【fuel-efficient】节能的
【Little Rock, Arkansas】阿肯色州,小岩城(美国阿肯色州首府)
【GMC Yukon】吉姆希育空河,General Motors Corporation(通用汽车公司),GMC是通用集团旗下的商用车部门。现有使节(Envoy)、峡谷(Canyon)、西拉(Sierra)育空河(Yukon)、旅行(Safari)、Savana等一系列车型。
【dealership】商品经销特许权
【poorly conceived】构思拙劣,构想不全面
【think sth through】好好思考某事,想透
【shatter】break into a lot of small pieces
【relative calm】相对平静
【a stark reminder】一个很好的提醒
【Kurd】库尔德人
【colon cancor】结肠癌
【government coupon】政府优惠券
【converter box】转换盒,电视机顶盒
【digital tuner】数字协调器
【The Federal Communications Commission】美国联邦通讯委员会FCC
【snap sth up】抢购
【postmark】n.邮戳,v
【House of Representatives=House】众议院
【non-binding】非约束性的
【pay practice】支付惯例
【pay incentive】薪酬激励
【early stage prostate cancer】早期前列腺癌
【The ranking Democrat】民主党的排名
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