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CNN 2009-01-27

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Good morning, happy Monday to you from the CNN Center at Atlanta, I'm Reggie Aqui. Thanks for checking in, here's what's happening NOW IN THE NEWS.

Tens of thousands of additional job cuts were announced today by companies in a few different sectors1. CNN's Christine Romans is now reporting that Caterpillar2 is shutting 5,000 jobs that comes on top of the 15,000 job cuts the company announced late last year. More job cuts have also been announced by Home Depot3, Sprint4 Nextel and John Deere. For complete up-to-date job's numbers and money news throughout the day, you can always log in CNNmoney.com.

President Obama is urging Congress to pass the largest economic recovery package in history. About two thirds of the proposed 825-billion-dollar plan is for new government spending, the rest for tax cuts. The President hopes to have it passed by February 16th. A House vote is expected on Wednesday. The Obama administration warns that it won't be a quick fix.

The deepening global financial crisis has taken a toll5 on Iceland. The prime minister now says the island nation's coalition6 government has collapsed7. That move follows months of public protests and demonstrations8. Just three months ago, the country's currency, stock market and several major banks also fell apart.

We're getting word that two US helicopters have crashed in northern Iraq today. The military says four American troops were killed. Iraqi official say it happened 20 miles west of Kirkuk. The military still doesn't know why the aircraft went down but it says it appears enemy fire was not affective.

It should be an interesting show today in Illinois as the Governor Rod Blagojevich will not be there facing lawmakers as his impeachment9 trial gets underway. He says the trial rules are unfair and he'll never get a fair shot. So he won't be in Illinois but he will be on TV. Earlier he told ABC he had considered Oprah Winfrey for the Senate seat he is accused of trying to sell.


Be sure to stick with us here at CNN.com and CNN.com live for your updates throughout the day.


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1 sectors 218ffb34fa5fb6bc1691e90cd45ad627     
n.部门( sector的名词复数 );领域;防御地区;扇形
参考例句:
  • Berlin was divided into four sectors after the war. 战后柏林分成了4 个区。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Industry and agriculture are the two important sectors of the national economy. 工业和农业是国民经济的两个重要部门。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
2 caterpillar ir5zf     
n.毛虫,蝴蝶的幼虫
参考例句:
  • A butterfly is produced by metamorphosis from a caterpillar.蝴蝶是由毛虫脱胎变成的。
  • A caterpillar must pass through the cocoon stage to become a butterfly.毛毛虫必须经过茧的阶段才能变成蝴蝶。
3 depot Rwax2     
n.仓库,储藏处;公共汽车站;火车站
参考例句:
  • The depot is only a few blocks from here.公共汽车站离这儿只有几个街区。
  • They leased the building as a depot.他们租用这栋大楼作仓库。
4 sprint QvWwR     
n.短距离赛跑;vi. 奋力而跑,冲刺;vt.全速跑过
参考例句:
  • He put on a sprint to catch the bus.他全速奔跑以赶上公共汽车。
  • The runner seemed to be rallied for a final sprint.这名赛跑者似乎在振作精神作最后的冲刺。
5 toll LJpzo     
n.过路(桥)费;损失,伤亡人数;v.敲(钟)
参考例句:
  • The hailstone took a heavy toll of the crops in our village last night.昨晚那场冰雹损坏了我们村的庄稼。
  • The war took a heavy toll of human life.这次战争夺去了许多人的生命。
6 coalition pWlyi     
n.结合体,同盟,结合,联合
参考例句:
  • The several parties formed a coalition.这几个政党组成了政治联盟。
  • Coalition forces take great care to avoid civilian casualties.联盟军队竭尽全力避免造成平民伤亡。
7 collapsed cwWzSG     
adj.倒塌的
参考例句:
  • Jack collapsed in agony on the floor. 杰克十分痛苦地瘫倒在地板上。
  • The roof collapsed under the weight of snow. 房顶在雪的重压下突然坍塌下来。
8 demonstrations 0922be6a2a3be4bdbebd28c620ab8f2d     
证明( demonstration的名词复数 ); 表明; 表达; 游行示威
参考例句:
  • Lectures will be interspersed with practical demonstrations. 讲课中将不时插入实际示范。
  • The new military government has banned strikes and demonstrations. 新的军人政府禁止罢工和示威活动。
9 impeachment fqSzd5     
n.弹劾;控告;怀疑
参考例句:
  • Impeachment is considered a drastic measure in the United States.在美国,弹劾被视为一种非常激烈的措施。
  • The verdict resulting from his impeachment destroyed his political career.他遭弹劾后得到的判决毁了他的政治生涯。
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