Unfortunately, both developments were probably short-lived. Oil imports likely rose thanks to rising prices, and many economists think a months-long trend of weaker demand for U.S exports will reassert itself. Recovery in other corners of the globeis expected to lag behind the U.S.
The first step of that process seems to be happening-U.S. consumers are more cautious----but it is unclear who will take up their slack.
China is the hope of many economists-particularly now, as it is blessed with a $585 billion fiscal stimulus package that is among the world's largest. Already U.S. companies such as Caterpillar and General Motors say they are benefiting from stronger Chinese spending. However, The impact of this demand remains to be seen.
1. short-lived adj. 短暂的，短期的;短命的;无常的
例句：The developing world is littered with the debris of short-lived projects, but not fromthis Organization, not from our WHO.
2. reassert vt. 重复主张;再断言
例句：So what brought this on? Why do I need to reassert my importance in your life?
3. cautious adj. 谨慎的;十分小心的
例句：He was even more cautious than ever, and did his utmost to win the trust and favour of the superior.
他更加谨小慎微， 兢兢业业， 以尽力取信讨好其上司。
4. slack n. 煤末;峡谷
例句：Don't slack off in your studies.
5. fiscal adj. 会计的，财政的;国库的
例句：The accountants audited the company’s books at the end of the fiscal year. 财政年度结束时，会计师们审查公司的账册。