NPR在线听附文本(2010-03-19) 简介：Download MP3 Audio 把音频贴到我的博客(Qzone)或BBS 关闭MP3地址:音频页面地址:From NPR news in Washington I am Korva Coleman.The Federal Reserve says it…
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The Federal Reserve says it will keep interests rate at their historical low levels for an extended period of time. It also confirmed it will end the program to buy mortgage securities by the end of the month. NPR’s Jim Zarroli reports. In a statement released after one of their regular meetings，fed officials said economic activity is strengthening and household spending continues to grow at a moderate pace，businesses are spending significantly more on computers and equipment，but economic growth has been constrained by high unemployment，tight credit and modest income growth. In this environment the statement said the inflation is likely to be subdued for some time. Fed officials also said they will continue plans to phase out some of the programs put in place to pump liquidity into the banking system. By the end of the month it will stop buying mortgage back securities. But the statement suggested that the fed would reactivate the programs if the economy deteriorates Jim Zarroli NPR news.
The special US armed envoy for the mid east has put off a trip to the region. George Michelle was supposed to head to Israel today do assist with the mid east peace process.
Secretary of state Hilary Clinton says the US has closed an unshakeable bar with Israel and is committed to Israel security. But the state department says the secretary is waiting for proofs Israel is committed to a peace process with the Palestinians.
Tiger Woods announced today he is returning to competitive golf next month at the Masters Tournament in the Augusta ，Georgia. The Masters is the first of the four major championships during the year. Woods has been away from the game for the past four months dealing with the fallout from an image tarnishing sex scandal. NPR’s Tom Goldman reports.
Using his favored motive communication，Tiger Woods said in a statement the major championships have always been a special focus in my career and as a professional I think Augusta is where I need to be even though it has been a while since I last played. Many thought Woods would come back before the Masters in order to tune up his game first. But Augusta is an incredibly controlled environment in which there’s less chance Woods will get hackled by spectators and asked endless questions by reporters. Woods’s last competed last November when he won the Australian Masters. A couple of weeks after that，the infamous car crash outside his Florida home led to revelations of mutiple affairs with different women. In a statement Woods said he has undergone almost two months of impatient therapy as continuing treatment. Although on returning the competition he said I still have a lot of work to do on my personal life, Tom Goldman NPR news.
Texas police report two people have died in a bus crash south of San Antonio on interstate 37，at least17 people are hurt. Authorities say the bus overturned on the road as it headed for Matamoros Mexico.
On Wall Street just before the close，the Dow Jones industrial were up 43 points at 10685. The NASDAQ was up 15 at 2377. This is NPR.
The media may not be fully explaining how cancer is treated according to a report in the archives of Internal Medicine. NPR’s Joanne Silberner explains. Cancers’ statistics are grim. Half of the Americans diagnosed with cancer will die of the disease or complications related to it. But in the sampling of more than 400 articles about cancer，University of Pennsylvania researchers found only 13%mentioned that aggressive cancer treatment can fail. The researchers looked at articles published at the public media from 2005 to 2007. They didn’t survey radio or internet reports. One thirds focused on someone being cured; only 8% of the articles focused on someone dying. Less than a third of the articles went into the side effects they kind of company cancer treatments like pain and nausea. The researchers conclude the imbalance between the realities of cancer and reporting on it may mislead the public, about the value of heroic measures. Joanne Silberner NPR news.
The federal government is warning people in the upper mid west against heavy spring flooding. Weather forecaster say there’s a lot more snow that’s going to melt the season and run off into the Mississippi Missouri and Red Rivers. Officials in Fargo North Dakota plan to lay up to one million sand bags to protect their city. The Red River is expected to crest there this weekend.
The government says builders didn’t get started on its many new homes last month. The Commerce Department says housing stocks dropped nearly 6% in February. The agency says one reason is record setting blizzard in the north east but at the same time the government revises the housing start numbers for January upward.