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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  *
Atlanta’s Toyota, Little Rock   customers like Don has been taking the advantage of the program. He traded in a 14-year-old GMCU icon for new Toyota Sudan
After the government was crazy and paid that  money, I have take advantage of
While the program has boosted sales,Steve L wants 2 dosen dealerships, believes it
It’s chaotic with the government, and it’s a good program for the costumer. But we’d yet to receive payment from the government,on any of them. I don’t think they thought do it will well.
He believes the government underestimated the customer demand. For NPR news, I’m Michael,in Little Rock
In Baghdad today,at least 20 people were killed in bombing attacks on Shiite mosques as wishper left the prayer. NPR’s Quil Lawrence reports.
Worshipers at 6 different mosques across Baghdad are to car bombs today,shattering a period of relatively carm.
Violence is greater reduced in the past year. But the bomb service is started to reminder that tensions. Despite the continuing attacks, these ethnic tensions between Arabs and Kurds that have concerned American officials. The leader of the kurdish region Masoud Barzani will be meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki over the weekend. It will be the first time the 2 men have spoken in a year. Quil Lawrence NPR news,Baghdad.
Former Philippines President Aquino has died. She was 76. Aquino was credited as the 1986 so called”people’s revolution” , were placing 20 years of detente ship with democracy.
The first female president of Philippines  stay in office through 7 coup attempts. She has battled colon cancer.


On Wall Street today, the DOW close up 17 points at 9171.
This is NPR News.
The government’s coupons that help TV viewers buy converter-boxes,so their old sets can receive the new digital signals. Stations that are now broadcasting come to an end to the midnight. We have more from NPR’s
Most Americans have come to rely on their televisions. In fact, the average American adult watches up to 5 hours of television a day according to a recent * study. The people without satellite cable or digital tuners in their televisions were left with blanket screens on June 12th. That is * broarcasters when from * to digital signals.
The Federal Communications Commission got nearly 1 million calls of complaint right after the switch. Since last year, the federal government has offered coupons to people who need digital or convertible 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 of time left to order the coupons,online ,by fax or a letter. It’s post marked by the day. M NPR news.
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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