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NPR 2011-12-22

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 The latest numbers on the housing market show at least a little improvement. The National Association realtor says the sale of existing homes rose 4 percent for the month before. This after association yesterday revised the sale of past 4 years downward.NPR reports sale are still sluggish1.

 
Home sales were up a bit last month while home price fell 3.5% from year ago. For closure kept putting down more pressure on price. The economist2 of market Zade Moody's Analyst3 he is not too excited by the latest numbers.
 
Yet the housing market is really going nowhere fast .You know ,wallet that's good .in turn demand the crash is over but no real sign of subtitle4 to pick up yet ,think we are going to see that until it has better condition of job marking. Andy says until price start drafting lower, that can tumbile and mortgage lender nervous,Cris NPR news, Boston.
 
The government is taking step to ensure commercial pilots are rest before they yield to a cub5 pid. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announce new scheduling rule.
 
It would ensure the pilots have great number consecutive6 our off duty each week. Pilots are also being giving 2 consecutive hours between shifts currently they have 8.Safety advocates are pushing for the restriction7 for years. But effort got boost after 2009 crash in Buffalo8 New York. Investigators9 concluded the pilots were likely slept to private.
 
More than 4 years after deadly mine disaster in Utah. Federal prosecutors10 say they still consider criminal charges. As NPR Howard Berkes reports the Justice Department is allowing a key deadline to pass next week. Nine coal miners rescued were dead Utah Crandall Canyon11 mining in 2007.Both Congress and Federal regulator
strongly urge the criminal investigation12 .The Labor13 Department even put on hold more than 1 million dollar in sable14 penalty setting possible interference with the criminal approve. They hold expire in the end of next week. The Spokeswoman for Us Attorney for Utah says office will not seek extension. That means the civil cases will proceed. The spokeswoman says the criminal investigation also continues. But she declines to say whether the criminal charge will actually be fire. Mine disaster has really resulted in several charges against company’s officials, Howard Berkes NPR news.
 
World market are down after Europe Central Bank said it 's pumping more than 600 billion dollars of cheap long-term loans into banking15 system to avoid credit crunch16 but haven't intended consequence of highlighting gravity of Europe crisis. That’s dumping investors’ confidence.
 
At last check on Wall Street, the Dow was down 30points at 12072.the NASDAQ was off 38 points, at 2564.This is NPR.
 
Congressional lawmakers say they aren't giving up on finding a compromise on extending the payroll17 tax cut before it expire at the end of year. House speakers John Boehner is pushing for a- year long extension. Democrats18 in the house want them to hold up or down vote on bipartisan senate approve bill calling for 2-month extension.
 
Thousands of North Korean is pouring in Pyongyang central square to pay their respects to Kim Jong il during official mourning pealed19. The North Korea leader died Saturday.NPR Anthony Kuhn reports his body is lying in the state and funeral is planned for next week. Thousands of tearful mourners filled through Kim Il Sung Square as heavy snow filled in capital Pyongyang. Weeping citizens walk to pass the picture of Kim Jong il hanging on the people’s study house where the picture of father Kim Il Sung usually is .Security is tight cross the North Korea in preparation for Kim's funeral and succession of son Kim Jong Un .In Seoul, meanwhile the opposition20 democratic party calls for resignation of South Korea Intelligence chief Won Seo-hoo, Won admitted yesterday,he learned Kim's death not from his spies but from North Korea state television, Anthony Kuhn NPR news . Seoul.
 
Defense21 Attorney for Bradley Manning accused of stealing and releasing massive among classified documents to Wiki leak. Both study and end the case today .In the hearing to determine whether army intelligence senate should be court-martial. His lawyer called 2 witnesses to stand. One who testified to see Manning face of rage while in Iraq. Close argument are scheduled for tomorrow.

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1 sluggish VEgzS     
adj.懒惰的,迟钝的,无精打采的
参考例句:
  • This humid heat makes you feel rather sluggish.这种湿热的天气使人感到懒洋洋的。
  • Circulation is much more sluggish in the feet than in the hands.脚部的循环比手部的循环缓慢得多。
2 economist AuhzVs     
n.经济学家,经济专家,节俭的人
参考例句:
  • He cast a professional economist's eyes on the problem.他以经济学行家的眼光审视这个问题。
  • He's an economist who thinks he knows all the answers.他是个经济学家,自以为什么都懂。
3 analyst gw7zn     
n.分析家,化验员;心理分析学家
参考例句:
  • What can you contribute to the position of a market analyst?你有什么技能可有助于市场分析员的职务?
  • The analyst is required to interpolate values between standards.分析人员需要在这些标准中插入一些值。
4 subtitle asawn     
n.副题(书本中的),说明对白的字幕
参考例句:
  • His new book has a subtitle.他的新书有一个副标题。
  • Ah!I don't know why they don't subtitle these movies.唉!我不知道这些电影为什么不打字幕。
5 cub ny5xt     
n.幼兽,年轻无经验的人
参考例句:
  • The lion cub's mother was hunting for what she needs. 这只幼师的母亲正在捕猎。
  • The cub licked the milk from its mother's breast. 这头幼兽吸吮着它妈妈的奶水。
6 consecutive DpPz0     
adj.连续的,联贯的,始终一贯的
参考例句:
  • It has rained for four consecutive days.已连续下了四天雨。
  • The policy of our Party is consecutive.我党的政策始终如一。
7 restriction jW8x0     
n.限制,约束
参考例句:
  • The park is open to the public without restriction.这个公园对公众开放,没有任何限制。
  • The 30 mph speed restriction applies in all built-up areas.每小时限速30英里适用于所有建筑物聚集区。
8 buffalo 1Sby4     
n.(北美)野牛;(亚洲)水牛
参考例句:
  • Asian buffalo isn't as wild as that of America's. 亚洲水牛比美洲水牛温顺些。
  • The boots are made of buffalo hide. 这双靴子是由水牛皮制成的。
9 investigators e970f9140785518a87fc81641b7c89f7     
n.调查者,审查者( investigator的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • This memo could be the smoking gun that investigators have been looking for. 这份备忘录可能是调查人员一直在寻找的证据。
  • The team consisted of six investigators and two secretaries. 这个团队由六个调查人员和两个秘书组成。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 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。
11 canyon 4TYya     
n.峡谷,溪谷
参考例句:
  • The Grand Canyon in the USA is 1900 metres deep.美国的大峡谷1900米深。
  • The canyon is famous for producing echoes.这个峡谷以回声而闻名。
12 investigation MRKzq     
n.调查,调查研究
参考例句:
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
13 labor P9Tzs     
n.劳动,努力,工作,劳工;分娩;vi.劳动,努力,苦干;vt.详细分析;麻烦
参考例句:
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
14 sable VYRxp     
n.黑貂;adj.黑色的
参考例句:
  • Artists' brushes are sometimes made of sable.画家的画笔有的是用貂毛制的。
  • Down the sable flood they glided.他们在黑黝黝的洪水中随波逐流。
15 banking aySz20     
n.银行业,银行学,金融业
参考例句:
  • John is launching his son on a career in banking.约翰打算让儿子在银行界谋一个新职位。
  • He possesses an extensive knowledge of banking.他具有广博的银行业务知识。
16 crunch uOgzM     
n.关键时刻;艰难局面;v.发出碎裂声
参考例句:
  • If it comes to the crunch they'll support us.关键时刻他们是会支持我们的。
  • People who crunch nuts at the movies can be very annoying.看电影时嘎吱作声地嚼干果的人会使人十分讨厌。
17 payroll YmQzUB     
n.工资表,在职人员名单,工薪总额
参考例句:
  • His yearly payroll is $1.2 million.他的年薪是120万美元。
  • I can't wait to get my payroll check.我真等不及拿到我的工资单了。
18 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
19 pealed 1bd081fa79390325677a3bf15662270a     
v.(使)(钟等)鸣响,(雷等)发出隆隆声( peal的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The bells pealed (out) over the countryside. 钟声响彻郊野。 来自辞典例句
  • A gun shot suddenly pealed forth and shot its flames into the air. 突然一声炮响,一道火光升上天空。 来自辞典例句
20 opposition eIUxU     
n.反对,敌对
参考例句:
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.该党领袖在自己的党內遇到了反对。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察设法制住了那个囚犯的反抗。
21 defense AxbxB     
n.防御,保卫;[pl.]防务工事;辩护,答辩
参考例句:
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
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