NASA – Here’s a collection of NASA sounds from historic Shuttle spaceflights
- STS-1: We’re Going to Dust it Off First
- STS-7: That Was Definitely an E-ticket!
- STS-131: Sound of Launch
- STS-132: Shuttle Gear Drop
- STS-135: Countdown to Launch
- STS-135: Launch Commentary
- STS-135: Landing Commander Comments
- STS-135: Landing Comments
By Neil Irwin – The Fed’s latest move aims to lower interest rates on mortgages and other long-term loans without making another major infusion of money into the economy — and brushes aside a crescendo of criticism from Republicans who have been making the Fed a campaign issue.
But the stock market rendered a sharply negative verdict. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index tumbled almost 3 percent on the Fed’s discouraging statement that its leaders see “significant downside risks” for the economy. Asian markets closed down between 2 and 4.85 percent, and key European indexes were trading more than 4 percent lower at midday. more> http://is.gd/NlJWKy
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By Russell Berman and Pete Kasperowicz – The House stunned Republican leaders Wednesday by rejecting a temporary spending bill that would have funded the government through Nov. 18.
The vote failed, 195-230, after Democrats pulled their support for the bill and Republican leaders were forced to scramble for enough votes entirely within their own ranks. Four dozen conservatives voted against the bill because it left spending levels for 2012 higher than the cap set in the House GOP budget. more> http://is.gd/eHeDkT