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Cat Secures Job as Station Manager


Master Cat Brings in Millions


Source: Yahoo.com

Date: October 5, 2008

Excerpt:

 

    As the economic might of Japan faces up to the global banking crisis a single cat has
    boosted the finances of a small Japanese city by millions of dollars, according to a study.

    Tortoiseshell Tama is the master of the unmanned Kishi train station where she was born
    and raised, on the provincial Kishigawa Line.

    But it is not her labours on the platform which have seen the cash rolling in.


Click here to read full article: Tama is the purr-fect antidote to financial gloom: study


Vocabulary

boost
(un)manned
platform
finances
crisis
provincial
flock
feline
patrol(ling)
stray
stardom
stationmaster
antidote
gloom
irresistable
charm
grocery
calculate(d)
publicity
merchandise
contribution
feature(-ing)


Expressions:


tortoise shell
born and raised
in lieu of
roll(ing) in
be credit(ed) with
stick (stuck) around

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