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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-10-26

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 The northeastern US could be in for a major weather event by Halloween with gale-force winds, heavy rain and snow. Forecasters caution the tracking state are still all over the map. But they say it's possible randoms of hurricane  Sandy from the South, the storm at the west in blast of arctic air from the north could create an unusually powerful northeaster. C with the national weather service.

We are dealing1 with a situation that will produce a very explosive development of a very large storm system. And this storm is not just simply a point. This is going to have impacts over a very large area.  
The national weather service is expected to release an update shortly on hurricane Sandy which struck the Bahamas today as it categories two storm. It is blamed in at least 4 deaths in the Carribbean. The Whit2 House is urging people to hit warnings. 
We are encouraging citizens living along the eastern seaboard to listen to local officials and monitor weather reports in the days ahead. The president asked his team to continue regular briefings on the storm as it progresses northwest. 
White House spokesman Jay Carney speaking to reporters as the Obama campaign picks up the pace less than two weeks to go before the election. President Obama greets supporters in Florida, one of several critical states he's hoping to sway in time for a re-election. And WVSU's Ann T reports GOP nominee4 Mitt5 Romney is sticking with Ohio today.  
The importance of Ohio was not lost on the republican presidential candidate as he spoke3 to an enthusiastic crowd at Cincinnati A space on auto6 supplier. This is such an opportunity for America, and that's why on November 6th, I'm counting on Ohio to vote for a big change.    
Romney says the changes he will make would create jobs, restore military and medicaid cuts and get the government on track to a balanced budget. He urges the crowd of several thousand to vote early and help convince president Obama's supporters to come to the other side. For NPR news, I'm Ann T in Cincinnati. 
One big campaign issue is medicaid. NPR's Julie Rovner reports on a new study that finds growth on the program dropped precipitously over the past year. Every year the Caesar family foundation commissions a survey of every state's medicaid program. This year survey found that medicaid cost rose by an average of 2% in fiscal7 2012, down from an average of 10% the year before. That's one of the slowest rates of growth ever recorded. One of the reasons is the slowly recovering economy, which means fewer people eligible8 for coverage9. Another reason is increased efforts by states to control what they spend for the program. But a seperate study commission by the foundation earlier this week found that Mitt Romney's plan for the program would cut spending even more dramatically and could reduce the number of people on the roll by as much as 38 million over ten years.Julie Rovner, NPR news, Washington.
At last, check on Wall Street. The Dow is up 6 points at 13,083. This is NPR news.
Companies in the US remain cautious about the economy. NPR's Dave Mattlingly reports business investment was weak last month despite of a sharp jump in orders of durable10 goods. Orders for those long-lasting manufactured goods such as cars and appliances were up nearly 10% in September.That's the sharpest gain in almost three years. 
Scott Brown is a chief economist11 in Raymond Chains Associates. Well, there was largely transportation story bowing reported sharp drop in orders and *. So this is just rebound12 to a normal level. Excluding transportation, orders were up just 2%. If you throw out transportation, you are looking at unfilled orders declining. That's typically not a good time for the manufacturing sector13. Orders for business machinery14 and equipment were unchanged. Dave Mettingly, NPR news, Washington.  
Whiel some economists15 are expecting home sales to keep rising. But they are warning the growth will slow during same periods. One reporter from the National Association of Realtors today show September sales rose slightly, but overall, the housing industry has seen a 14.5% increase from a year ago in contracts. 
New signs of hiring may be picking up in the US. Labor16 Department says 20,000 fewer people sought unemployment aid last week, and that pulled down the overall number of weekly applications to a seasonly adjusted 369,000.
US stocks are up slightly with Dow gaining 7 at 13,084. NASDAQ up 5 at 2,987. And the S&P 500 up 3 at 1,412. This is NPR.


1 dealing NvjzWP     
  • This store has an excellent reputation for fair dealing.该商店因买卖公道而享有极高的声誉。
  • His fair dealing earned our confidence.他的诚实的行为获得我们的信任。
2 whit TgXwI     
  • There's not a whit of truth in the statement.这声明里没有丝毫的真实性。
  • He did not seem a whit concerned.他看来毫不在乎。
3 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
  • 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。
4 nominee FHLxv     
  • His nominee for vice president was elected only after a second ballot.他提名的副总统在两轮投票后才当选。
  • Mr.Francisco is standing as the official nominee for the post of District Secretary.弗朗西斯科先生是行政书记职位的正式提名人。
5 mitt Znszwo     
  • I gave him a baseball mitt for his birthday.为祝贺他的生日,我送给他一只棒球手套。
  • Tom squeezed a mitt and a glove into the bag.汤姆把棒球手套和手套都塞进袋子里。
6 auto ZOnyW     
  • Don't park your auto here.别把你的汽车停在这儿。
  • The auto industry has brought many people to Detroit.汽车工业把许多人吸引到了底特律。
7 fiscal agbzf     
  • The increase of taxation is an important fiscal policy.增税是一项重要的财政政策。
  • The government has two basic strategies of fiscal policy available.政府有两个可行的财政政策基本战略。
8 eligible Cq6xL     
  • He is an eligible young man.他是一个合格的年轻人。
  • Helen married an eligible bachelor.海伦嫁给了一个中意的单身汉。
9 coverage nvwz7v     
  • There's little coverage of foreign news in the newspaper.报纸上几乎没有国外新闻报道。
  • This is an insurance policy with extensive coverage.这是一项承保范围广泛的保险。
10 durable frox4     
  • This raincoat is made of very durable material.这件雨衣是用非常耐用的料子做的。
  • They frequently require more major durable purchases.他们经常需要购买耐用消费品。
11 economist AuhzVs     
  • 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。
12 rebound YAtz1     
  • The vibrations accompanying the rebound are the earth quake.伴随这种回弹的振动就是地震。
  • Our evil example will rebound upon ourselves.我们的坏榜样会回到我们自己头上的。
13 sector yjczYn     
  • The export sector will aid the economic recovery. 出口产业将促进经济复苏。
  • The enemy have attacked the British sector.敌人已进攻英国防区。
14 machinery CAdxb     
  • Has the machinery been put up ready for the broadcast?广播器材安装完毕了吗?
  • Machinery ought to be well maintained all the time.机器应该随时注意维护。
15 economists 2ba0a36f92d9c37ef31cc751bca1a748     
n.经济学家,经济专家( economist的名词复数 )
  • The sudden rise in share prices has confounded economists. 股价的突然上涨使经济学家大惑不解。
  • Foreign bankers and economists cautiously welcomed the minister's initiative. 外国银行家和经济学家对部长的倡议反应谨慎。 来自《简明英汉词典》
16 labor P9Tzs     
  • 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。
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