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NPR 2011-10-27

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 US stocks are higher in afternoon trading with word that China may buy bonds to help Europe get a handle on its relentless1 debt problems. But Richard Asquith with the global accounting2 services firm TMF says if European leaders holding marathon negotiations3 in Brussels today failed to reach aggressive sweeping4 measures, he warns there could be a violent reaction in the European markets tomorrow.

 
"Markets have seen too many promises particularly in the last three or four months. We saw a lot of promises coming out of Italy through August which they then tried to backtrack on. So the punishment will be absolutely brutal5 tomorrow or the next few days if nothing concrete or nothing believable emerges."
 
Again we're now seeing that volatility6 today in US stocks which before the close the Dow was up 162 points, more than 1%, at 11,869; NASDAQ up 12 points at 2,651; S&P 500 gaining 13; it's at 1,242.
 
Another arrest in the federal government's Wall Street insider trading investigations7. NPR's Chris Arnold reports Rajat Gupta turned himself in to the FBI this morning in New York and was released on 10 million dollars bond.
 
Gupta is the most senior corporate8 executive to face criminal charges in the government's crackdown on insider trading. He's the former head of McKinsey & Co., the large and successful business consulting firm. He's also a former director of Goldman Sachs. Prosecutors9 allege10 that Gupta fed information to hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, who has already been tried, found guilty and sentenced for insider trading. Gupta's lawyer said in a statement that Gupta is innocent and has always acted with honesty and integrity. Gupta's lawyer also said that Gupta did not profit from any improper11 trading activities. Chris Arnold, NPR News.
 
President Obama was in Denver today, touting12 his plan to bring relief for college students saddled with student loan debt. Kirk Siegler from member station KUNC reports from the University of Colorado, Denver, where the president spoke13 to a crowd of mostly college students.
 
Mr. Obama's plan would allow students to combine their public and private loan debt into a single government loan, something he said would save hundreds of dollars a month for more than 1.5 million Americans when the plan takes effect next year.
 
"We're gonna make it easier for you to have one payment a month at a better interest rate. And this won't cost — it won't cost taxpayers14 a dime15, but it will save you money and it will save you time."
 
Plans to bring relief to students saddled with loan debt are of particular interest here at the University of Colorado, where tuition has been rising steadily16 as state funding has shrunk to less than 5%. For NPR News, I'm Kirk Siegler in Denver.
 
Before the close on Wall Street, the Dow was up 161 points, more than 1%, at 11,868.
 
You're listening to NPR News.
 
A woman weeps at the funeral of her child, who was among the hundreds killed in Sunday's earthquake in eastern Turkey. The death toll17 from the quake has surpassed 460. Meanwhile, other people are scouring18 the debris19 of collapsed20 buildings, hoping to find survivors21. The 7.2-magnitude quake struck in Van province. There were three survivors today rescued. One of them was a teacher, who reportedly had to be revived by doctors after her heart stopped beating. More than 1,300 people have been injured.
 
The spiritual leader of a militant22 group in Indonesia had his prison sentence cut from 15 years to nine. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Jakarta that the 72-year-old cleric was sentenced to jail in March for supporting the establishment of a terrorist training camp in Indonesia.
 
The Jakarta High Court gave no explanation for its decision to cut Abu Bakar Bashir's sentence. The decision was made on October 20th but only announced today by a court spokesman. The white-haired imam is the heir to more than half a century of Muslim militants23, who have sought to replace Indonesia's secular24 state with an Islamic one. This March, Bashir was convicted of helping25 to set up a camp to train jihadists to carry out terrorist attacks and assassinate26 Indonesia's president. Bashir had previously27 served two years in jail for his role in the deadly Bali bombings, but his conviction was later overturned. Bashir's lawyer says he's confident that his client will be exonerated28 this time too. Anthony Kuhn, NPR News, Jakarta.
 
Investors29 remain worried about progress in Europe and its tackling of the debt crisis, but US stocks were up before the close.

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1 relentless VBjzv     
adj.残酷的,不留情的,无怜悯心的
参考例句:
  • The traffic noise is relentless.交通车辆的噪音一刻也不停止。
  • Their training has to be relentless.他们的训练必须是无情的。
2 accounting nzSzsY     
n.会计,会计学,借贷对照表
参考例句:
  • A job fell vacant in the accounting department.财会部出现了一个空缺。
  • There's an accounting error in this entry.这笔账目里有差错。
3 negotiations af4b5f3e98e178dd3c4bac64b625ecd0     
协商( negotiation的名词复数 ); 谈判; 完成(难事); 通过
参考例句:
  • negotiations for a durable peace 为持久和平而进行的谈判
  • Negotiations have failed to establish any middle ground. 谈判未能达成任何妥协。
4 sweeping ihCzZ4     
adj.范围广大的,一扫无遗的
参考例句:
  • The citizens voted for sweeping reforms.公民投票支持全面的改革。
  • Can you hear the wind sweeping through the branches?你能听到风掠过树枝的声音吗?
5 brutal bSFyb     
adj.残忍的,野蛮的,不讲理的
参考例句:
  • She has to face the brutal reality.她不得不去面对冷酷的现实。
  • They're brutal people behind their civilised veneer.他们表面上温文有礼,骨子里却是野蛮残忍。
6 volatility UhSwC     
n.挥发性,挥发度,轻快,(性格)反复无常
参考例句:
  • That was one reason why volatility was so low last year.这也是去年波动性如此低的原因之一。
  • Yet because volatility remained low for so long,disaster myopia prevailed.然而,由于相当长的时间里波动性小,灾难短视就获胜了。
7 investigations 02de25420938593f7db7bd4052010b32     
(正式的)调查( investigation的名词复数 ); 侦查; 科学研究; 学术研究
参考例句:
  • His investigations were intensive and thorough but revealed nothing. 他进行了深入彻底的调查,但没有发现什么。
  • He often sent them out to make investigations. 他常常派他们出去作调查。
8 corporate 7olzl     
adj.共同的,全体的;公司的,企业的
参考例句:
  • This is our corporate responsibility.这是我们共同的责任。
  • His corporate's life will be as short as a rabbit's tail.他的公司的寿命是兔子尾巴长不了。
9 prosecutors a638e6811c029cb82f180298861e21e9     
检举人( prosecutor的名词复数 ); 告发人; 起诉人; 公诉人
参考例句:
  • In some places,public prosecutors are elected rather than appointed. 在有些地方,检察官是经选举而非任命产生的。 来自口语例句
  • You've been summoned to the Prosecutors' Office, 2 days later. 你在两天以后被宣到了检察官的办公室。
10 allege PfEyT     
vt.宣称,申述,主张,断言
参考例句:
  • The newspaper reporters allege that the man was murdered but they have given no proof.新闻记者们宣称这个男人是被谋杀的,但他们没提出证据。
  • Students occasionally allege illness as the reason for absence.学生时不时会称病缺课。
11 improper b9txi     
adj.不适当的,不合适的,不正确的,不合礼仪的
参考例句:
  • Short trousers are improper at a dance.舞会上穿短裤不成体统。
  • Laughing and joking are improper at a funeral.葬礼时大笑和开玩笑是不合适的。
12 touting 4d75f17b3549c92164bbfc96b4ef2275     
v.兜售( tout的现在分词 );招揽;侦查;探听赛马情报
参考例句:
  • He's been touting his novel around publishers for years. 他几年来一直到处找出版商兜售自己的小说。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Technology industry leaders are touting cars as a hot area for growth. 科技产业领袖吹捧为增长热点地区的汽车。 来自互联网
13 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
参考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
14 taxpayers 8fa061caeafce8edc9456e95d19c84b4     
纳税人,纳税的机构( taxpayer的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Finance for education comes from taxpayers. 教育经费来自纳税人。
  • She was declaiming against the waste of the taxpayers' money. 她慷慨陈词猛烈抨击对纳税人金钱的浪费。
15 dime SuQxv     
n.(指美国、加拿大的钱币)一角
参考例句:
  • A dime is a tenth of a dollar.一角银币是十分之一美元。
  • The liberty torch is on the back of the dime.自由火炬在一角硬币的反面。
16 steadily Qukw6     
adv.稳定地;不变地;持续地
参考例句:
  • The scope of man's use of natural resources will steadily grow.人类利用自然资源的广度将日益扩大。
  • Our educational reform was steadily led onto the correct path.我们的教学改革慢慢上轨道了。
17 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。
18 scouring 02d824effe8b78d21ec133da3651c677     
擦[洗]净,冲刷,洗涤
参考例句:
  • The police are scouring the countryside for the escaped prisoners. 警察正在搜索整个乡村以捉拿逃犯。
  • This is called the scouring train in wool processing. 这被称为羊毛加工中的洗涤系列。
19 debris debris     
n.瓦砾堆,废墟,碎片
参考例句:
  • After the bombing there was a lot of debris everywhere.轰炸之后到处瓦砾成堆。
  • Bacteria sticks to food debris in the teeth,causing decay.细菌附着在牙缝中的食物残渣上,导致蛀牙。
20 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。
21 survivors 02ddbdca4c6dba0b46d9d823ed2b4b62     
幸存者,残存者,生还者( survivor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The survivors were adrift in a lifeboat for six days. 幸存者在救生艇上漂流了六天。
  • survivors clinging to a raft 紧紧抓住救生筏的幸存者
22 militant 8DZxh     
adj.激进的,好斗的;n.激进分子,斗士
参考例句:
  • Some militant leaders want to merge with white radicals.一些好斗的领导人要和白人中的激进派联合。
  • He is a militant in the movement.他在那次运动中是个激进人物。
23 militants 3fa50c1e4338320d8495907fdc5bdbaf     
激进分子,好斗分子( militant的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The militants have been sporadically fighting the government for years. 几年来,反叛分子一直对政府实施零星的战斗。
  • Despite the onslaught, Palestinian militants managed to fire off rockets. 尽管如此,巴勒斯坦的激进分子仍然发射导弹。
24 secular GZmxM     
n.牧师,凡人;adj.世俗的,现世的,不朽的
参考例句:
  • We live in an increasingly secular society.我们生活在一个日益非宗教的社会。
  • Britain is a plural society in which the secular predominates.英国是个世俗主导的多元社会。
25 helping 2rGzDc     
n.食物的一份&adj.帮助人的,辅助的
参考例句:
  • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可怜的孩子们总是要求我把我的汉堡包再给他们一份。
  • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 这样一来, 他在某些时候,有助于竞争的加强。
26 assassinate tvjzL     
vt.暗杀,行刺,中伤
参考例句:
  • The police exposed a criminal plot to assassinate the president.警方侦破了一个行刺总统的阴谋。
  • A plot to assassinate the banker has been uncovered by the police.暗杀银行家的密谋被警方侦破了。
27 previously bkzzzC     
adv.以前,先前(地)
参考例句:
  • The bicycle tyre blew out at a previously damaged point.自行车胎在以前损坏过的地方又爆开了。
  • Let me digress for a moment and explain what had happened previously.让我岔开一会儿,解释原先发生了什么。
28 exonerated a20181989844e1ecc905ba688f235077     
v.使免罪,免除( exonerate的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The police report exonerated Lewis from all charges of corruption. 警方的报告免除了对刘易斯贪污的所有指控。
  • An investigation exonerated the school from any blame. 一项调查证明该学校没有任何过失。 来自辞典例句
29 investors dffc64354445b947454450e472276b99     
n.投资者,出资者( investor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • a con man who bilked investors out of millions of dollars 诈取投资者几百万元的骗子
  • a cash bonanza for investors 投资者的赚钱机会
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