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General News Archive - August 06, 2004

WASHINGTON - The Labor Department announces the unemployment figures for July at 8:30 a.m. EDT this morning. Economists are hopeful that job creation picked up. They are forecasting payrolls to grow by around 247,000, which would mark an improvement from the disappointing 112,000 jobs added in June.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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