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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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