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时间:2014-04-12 07:06来源:未知 作者:voa365 点击:

Welcome to the Voice of America's "News Words," where we teach you about words in the news.

Listen to this story about how U.S.lawmakers voted to avoid a government default:They say it is only a temporary delay

and does not fix the underlying problem of a growing fiscal deficit with a combination of taxes and spending cuts.

The word "fiscal" has to do with money.It refers to the budget policies of businesses and governments.Our news story is

about U.S.fiscal policy.It is about how money is raised through taxes,and how the money is spent.

Now,when you hear the word "fiscal,"your English will be good enough to know what this News Word means.