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可以这样说美国银行首席执行官布莱恩?莫尼汉这个人:他很会说话。在给股东的信中,莫尼汉特地感谢美国纳税人,正是由于他们,美国银行才获得了450亿美元的不良资产援助资金。他还说自己如今正在金融改革方面同“政策领导人”紧密合作。不过他是否能做好,比如转变美国银行的境遇,就是另外一回事了。虽然美国银行的确在去年12月偿还了援助资金,但是它仍然有数十亿美元的高风险住房与商用房房贷,这也是为什么它要在年度报告中花8000字来讨论风险了。
这些专家都不是轻量级的。杰出的历史学家玛格丽特?麦克米伦(Margaret MacMillan)在2013年12月的一篇为布鲁金斯学会(Brookings)撰写的文章中说:“像1914年的世界一样,我们正在经历国际权力结构的转换,新兴大国正在挑战老牌大国。”她补充说,“如今,同样的一幕正发生在美国与中国,以及中国与日本之间”,同时她还表示,“中国与它另外两个邻国——越南和马来西亚——也有爆发冲突的可能性。”
6.杰克·谢帕德差点在第一集中死去
The ECB ended the year with a vote on December 3 to cut its deposit rate to minus 0.3 per cent and an expansion in asset purchases that leaves its quantitative easing programme at 1.46tn. The move came days before the US Federal Reserve increased interest rates for the first time since 2006, underlining the sharply divergent policies being pursued on either side of the Atlantic.
Best Car Brand: Mazda
如果答案是“是”,那么也许你是D型人格的人。

Roasted Versus Raw

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虽然香港、悉尼和温哥华地处全球的不同角落,但是它们有着同一个特征。
On questions 10 and 11, if you circled 0, enter 4; if 1, enter 3; if 2, enter 2; if 3, enter 1; if 4, enter 0.
Bigcommerce在年销售额100万到200万美元的小零售商中大受欢迎。如今年销售额2,000万到3,000万美元的零售商群体也在迅速加入Bigcommerce。它大约70%的现有客户同时拥有线下实体店。过去一年,Bigcommerce大力开发可同时应用于移动平台和桌面电脑的自适应店铺模板(Bigcommerce认为,设计是小型电子商户的头等考量),并积极拓展“相邻”云服务的合作伙伴关系,比如会计、支付、客户关系管理和薪酬管理领域。
Google's top searches for 2017 included Matt Lauer and Hurricane Irma.The search giant has unveiled its annual Year In Search results that show the top Google searches in various categories globally and by country.
Well, that’s it, kids: we’re heading home. Chinese shares are down 7 per cent, and thanks to the newly-instituted market circuit breakers, that means the market shuts.

Cardiovascular Health

v. 调查,检查,测量,勘定,纵览,环视
The two pleasure devices both made of bronze date back more than 2000 years to China's Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD).
Yet the TV adaption couldn’t satisfy the audience, who prefer real history rather than fiction, and it only got 4.9 points on Douban.
衷心祝福来年快乐、幸运!
被称为红热病的传染病在20世纪盛行,击溃了当时西方国家的幼儿们和体弱者。
民粹主义的兴起(即使在美国和英国这样的就业人数众多的国家也是如此)使得政客们认识到,就业的质量和数量同等重要。
Given a choice, Chinese university graduates prefer to find employment rather than start a company.
对于购房者,也不都是坏消息:房价明年(2015年——译注)仍将上涨,但步伐可能会从飙涨趋于平缓。“房价不会一味地陡然上涨,”柯克兰集团(Corcoran)的首席执行官帕梅拉·利伯曼(Pamela Liebman)说,“买家都有点疲劳了。”

Cancer Prevention

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INDOORS: The two-story house, of brick and stucco with a ceramic tile roof, was designed by Dorr & Dorr, completed in 1916 and renovated over the last 15 years. The style is part Prairie, part Arts and Crafts, employing clean lines, open space, elegant woodwork and colored glass. Renovations were done by Joseph Metzler of Sala Architects in Minneapolis.
?All the Bond actors have been tall. This isn't a coincidence. A man who is five foot six needs to earn $175,000 a year more a year to be as attractive as a man who is six feet tall. A lot of people commented on Daniel Craig's buff physique in Casino Royale. Once again the depiction clicks with the research: muscular men have more one night stands and you can tell how many women a guy has slept with by the size of his arms. That chiseled torso may mean he's a better lover.
William Leung, portfolio manager at Cohen & Steers, the US investment house with $4bn of assets exposed to Asia, agrees. He argues that speculative investment will be driven out of the market as prices fall. He adds that a trend in the industry towards alternative investments should mean that the price of real estate investment trusts rises even if the value of underlying assets grow more slowly. “We don’t think this correction will be so sharp,” he says.
3. Grow your hair slightly longish, if it isn't naturally wavy (poor you), wear curlers to bed every night.

Digestive Health

adj. 保守的,守旧的
当年辛普森(OJ Simpson)杀妻案的审判就说明,再也没什么能比谋杀和名人的组合更能引发公众的集体亢奋了。再加上253号班机爆炸未遂案、几十个恐怖分子、审判律师、公诉人、政客以及911遇难者家属的激动情绪,足够在你面前上演一出长得如同滔滔江水延绵不绝的连续剧。
乔斯·威登在度假的时候萌发了创作《萤火虫》的设想。他当时正在读一本叫做《天使杀手》的书,这本书讲述了一名葛底斯堡战役中的士兵的故事。威登深深地被这个士兵日复一日的艰辛生活所吸引。这本书的作者描写了大量日常生活中的繁琐细节,以及人们如何在缺乏现代科技和商业之便的情况下艰难度日。而威登对这种描写方式推崇备至。
尽管中国排名上升,随着决策者越来越意识到加强创新是一个经济体充满活力、竞争力的关键,发达国家与发展中国家在创新方面仍存在差距。
单词remembrance 联想记忆:
A master class in old-school, super-linear action filmmaking, full of nasty, punk-rock, dystopian Australian humor. Also the best recent eco-feminist-socialist allegory that isn’t a novel by Margaret Atwood. (Read the review)
在人类的历史上,我们正处于最和平的年代。早在二十世纪四十年代,每10万个人中就有300人直接死于战争。我们可以很欣慰地告诉你今天这个数字少于1。
201401/271211.shtmlThe worst password of 2013 is '123456' according to new research.

Immune Booster

On Sunday, the night before the Doodle debuted, Zhang told Newsday she was "excited" by the big win, but said she wouldn't be awake when her art first went online at midnight.
厌倦了一成不变的生活?何不去探险,让身心重新焕发活力?毫无疑问,南极洲会是个好去处。亲眼目睹企鹅嬉戏,成群结队的海鸟飞过天空,要比观看电视纪录片更令人兴奋。想象一下,置身于雄伟冰山和原生态山脉构成的世界中,是多么刺激和美好的一件事啊!但要注意的是,南极洲地处极地,因此行前要做好充足准备。保暖靴、防寒外套、手套、羊毛袜和帽子一样都不能少。
It is the first time since 2001 that an athlete other than Mayweather Jnr or golfer Tiger Woods topped the earning league.
It also has a lot of inexpensive museums, cheap vintage trams and beautiful pebbly beaches. Day trips to vineyards are easy to arrange.
While Switzerland’s University of St Gallen retains the top spot, French and British business schools, with 24 and 18 programmes respectively, are the backbone of the 2017 FT ranking of 95 programmes around the world. More than half of UK schools move up the ranking, compared with one in France. A third of British schools rise five places, in contrast to the two-thirds of French schools that drop five or more places.

External Benefits

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short短+en表动词,“变成”→缩短
全球收入最高的女星排行榜4-10位:
My hunch is that this draft will look pretty good by March and will be much better than last year's, which was one of the most underwhelming in recent memory. New Orleans and Washington both need some direction, and soon.
公司:网络投票公司Everyone Counts
近日,英国《金融时报》披露了中国北方很多地区例行公布的关于国内生产总值(GDP)的虚假数据。在那些地区,可靠的替代证据表明,地方政府“抹平”了经济增长数字。他们人为地推高了2012年至2016年期间的增长数字,掩盖了真实的低迷期,去年又掩盖了真正的复苏。

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Best chance: If there are nine or 10 best picture nominees, it could grab a spot. Jordan Peele's screenplay looks certain to be recognized.