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    Listening to NPR Hourly Newscast

    I cannot figure out some words while listening to a clip of the Hourly Newscast program from NPR.
    Could someone please be kind enough to help me by filling out two blanks of the last paragraph which I wrote down after listening to the above-mentioned audio clip?

    Thanks in advance.

    Below is the URL of the above-mentioned audio clip of about 5 minute, MP3, 1114KB
    http://ftp11.putclub.com/update/stan...prnews0507.mp3

    ............
    The economy continued to add jobs in April though at the rate below what most economists were forecasting. However that doesn't seem to have been major concerns on Wall Street. Stocks rose following the report on job creation. NPR's JS reports.
    The fact that the economy created only 138,000 jobs as opposed to 200,000 that economists were forecasting (3'21")_____________on financial markets sent the Dow Industrial Average up sharply. DW is an economist of Standard & Poor's. He says because employment number wasn't as strong as expected, some economists now think the Fed will raise the interests rates at their meeting next week but perhaps pause after that.
    Employment number continued to be weak and the Fed will probably stay on hold even if they do see a little bit (3'43")______________inflation.
    The latest government numbers shows while the retail sector lost jobs there was additional hiring in manufacturing and health care. Employment rate holds steady last month at 4.7 percent. JF, NPR news, Washington.

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    Re: Listening to NPR Hourly Newscast

    rather than weighing on
    of an upkick in


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    Re: Listening to NPR Hourly Newscast

    Thank you very much for your full answer, tdol.

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    Re: Listening to NPR Hourly Newscast

    The first one took me a couple of plays to get because the use of 'weighing' is not an obvious term to me.


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    Re: Listening to NPR Hourly Newscast

    I appreciate the things that you have helped me by figuring out the words which I can't figure out while listening to some audio clips of news program such as from NPR for many times; I am especially grateful to you this time for your checking up the above-mentioned transcript that I desperately needed. Thank you, tdol.
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