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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-09-08

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 The jobs picture doesn't appear to be much better than it was a month ago, even though the unemployment rate has dropped to 8.1%. NPR's Dave Mattingly reports the decline is being attributed to more people giving up their job search. 

When those without a job stop looking for work, they are not counted in the unemployment numbers. The Labor1 Department says more of them did that in August, lowering the nation's jobless rate from 8.3%. Employers added 96,000 jobs. And economists2, including Ben Herzon at Macro Advisers3, say that's far fewer than what's needed.
To feel like things were turning around the big way, we have to see job growth in the high 100 across to 200 . Job gains sustained at that pace. We've certainly put the general unemployment rate on the downward track. 
Economists say it's now more likely the Federal reserve will step in to try to help the economy at its meeting next week. Dave Mattingly, NPR News, Washington.
Congressman4 Paul Ryan says another monetary5 stimulus6 from the Fed would be a bad idea. The Republican vice7 presidential nominee8 told CNBC the cost would outweigh9 the benefits and amount to a bailout for what he calls bad fiscal10 policy. Well, in light of the unemployment report, jobs is front and centre in both Presidential campaigns today. In Orange city, Iowa, where Republican nominee Mitt11 Romney accusing the incumbent12 of pursuing failed policy.
Remember with his stimulus plan. The stimulus said if we let them borrow 787 billion dollars, he would hold the unemployment below 8%. It's been 43 straight months above 8%. There are today 23 million Americans, they are out of work or stopped looking for work or are underemployed. It's a national tragedy.
President Obama accuses Republicans of blocking all of his efforts to reduce the debt, stimulate13 the economy and grow jobs.
If the Republicans are serious about being concerned about joblessness. We could create a million new jobs right now if Congress would pass the jobs plan that I sent to them a year ago. Jobs for teachers, jobs for construction workers, jobs for folks who have been looking out- looking for work for a long time. We can do that.
The president campaigning in Portsmouth, New Hampshire today, echoing his message from his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention last night in Charlotte . 
A Medifast subsidiary reportedly is agreeing to pay 3.7-million dollars to settle a US government complaint about the credibility of its weight loss products. Jason Pharmaceutical14 is not admitting wrongdoing in that settlement though, which also includes an agreement to meet new complaints' requirements. 
At last check on Wall Street, Dow was down 8 points at 13,284; NASDAQ down two; and the S&P 500 up four points. 
This is NPR News.
The Obama Administration is placing the Pakistan-based Haqqani network on its list of terrorist organisations. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed off on a report this morning that designates Haqqani network is a terror group subject to US sanctions. Congress asked for the report following a string of attacks on US and Nato forces. 
The Red Cross in Kenya says at least 11 people have been killed in a revenge ethnic15 attack after a massacre16 last month, in which at least 52 people lost their lives. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports the overnight raid was in a remote southeastern region of Kenya. 
The victims in the August killings17 in Kenya's Tana River area were mostly women and children. They were hacked18 or burned to death in their hearts. In the worst violence, for several years between different Kenyan tribes.The two rival communities involved in these deadly tit-for-tat attacks are the Pokomo and the Orma. They have clashed before over land and water resources. Eleven years ago, in the same district of Kenya's Coast province, at least 130 people were killed in a string of clashes between the same communities.  Ofeibea Quist-Arcton NPR News, Johannesburg.
The Canadian government has announced it is severing19 all diplomatic ties to Iran. In light of recent attacks on foreign diplomats20 in that country. Foreign Minister John Boehner said today the Canadian government which shut down its embassy in Iran. It's also giving Iranian diplomats five days to leave. And Canadian says citizens are being told not to Iran for their safety.


1 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。
2 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》
3 advisers d4866a794d72d2a666da4e4803fdbf2e     
顾问,劝告者( adviser的名词复数 ); (指导大学新生学科问题等的)指导教授
  • a member of the President's favoured circle of advisers 总统宠爱的顾问班子中的一员
  • She withdrew to confer with her advisers before announcing a decision. 她先去请教顾问然后再宣布决定。
4 Congressman TvMzt7     
  • He related several anecdotes about his first years as a congressman.他讲述自己初任议员那几年的几则轶事。
  • The congressman is meditating a reply to his critics.这位国会议员正在考虑给他的批评者一个答复。
5 monetary pEkxb     
  • The monetary system of some countries used to be based on gold.过去有些国家的货币制度是金本位制的。
  • Education in the wilderness is not a matter of monetary means.荒凉地区的教育不是钱财问题。
6 stimulus 3huyO     
  • Regard each failure as a stimulus to further efforts.把每次失利看成对进一步努力的激励。
  • Light is a stimulus to growth in plants.光是促进植物生长的一个因素。
7 vice NU0zQ     
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
8 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。
9 outweigh gJlxO     
  • The merits of your plan outweigh the defects.你制定的计划其优点胜过缺点。
  • One's merits outweigh one's short-comings.功大于过。
10 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。
11 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。
12 incumbent wbmzy     
  • He defeated the incumbent governor by a large plurality.他以压倒多数票击败了现任州长。
  • It is incumbent upon you to warn them.你有责任警告他们。
13 stimulate wuSwL     
  • Your encouragement will stimulate me to further efforts.你的鼓励会激发我进一步努力。
  • Success will stimulate the people for fresh efforts.成功能鼓舞人们去作新的努力。
14 pharmaceutical f30zR     
  • She has donated money to establish a pharmaceutical laboratory.她捐款成立了一个药剂实验室。
  • We are engaged in a legal tussle with a large pharmaceutical company.我们正同一家大制药公司闹法律纠纷。
15 ethnic jiAz3     
  • This music would sound more ethnic if you played it in steel drums.如果你用钢鼓演奏,这首乐曲将更具民族特色。
  • The plan is likely only to aggravate ethnic frictions.这一方案很有可能只会加剧种族冲突。
16 massacre i71zk     
  • There was a terrible massacre of villagers here during the war.在战争中,这里的村民惨遭屠杀。
  • If we forget the massacre,the massacre will happen again!忘记了大屠杀,大屠杀就有可能再次发生!
17 killings 76d97e8407f821a6e56296c4c9a9388c     
谋杀( killing的名词复数 ); 突然发大财,暴发
  • His statement was seen as an allusion to the recent drug-related killings. 他的声明被视为暗指最近与毒品有关的多起凶杀案。
  • The government issued a statement condemning the killings. 政府发表声明谴责这些凶杀事件。
18 hacked FrgzgZ     
  • I hacked the dead branches off. 我把枯树枝砍掉了。
  • I'm really hacked off. 我真是很恼火。
19 severing 03ba12fb016b421f1fdaea1351e38cb3     
v.切断,断绝( sever的现在分词 );断,裂
  • The death of a second parent is like severing an umbilical cord to our past. 父母当中第二个人去世,就象斩断了把我们同过去联在一起的纽带。 来自辞典例句
  • The severing theory and severing method for brittle block are studied. 研究裂纹技术应用于分离脆性块体的分离理论和分离方法。 来自互联网
20 diplomats ccde388e31f0f3bd6f4704d76a1c3319     
n.外交官( diplomat的名词复数 );有手腕的人,善于交际的人
  • These events led to the expulsion of senior diplomats from the country. 这些事件导致一些高级外交官被驱逐出境。
  • The court has no jurisdiction over foreign diplomats living in this country. 法院对驻本国的外交官无裁判权。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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