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Are 12 million new jobs enough? Not hardly.

Are 12 million new jobs enough? Not hardly.

When his campaign is not bashing Obama administration policy, Mitt Romney pledges his administration would create 12 million new jobs, something that resonates with the millions of Americans who are un- or underemployed.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Unemployment rate 8.1 but hiring slowed

Unemployment rate 8.1 but hiring slowed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in August, down 0.2 points, but a fewer-than-expected 96,000 jobs were added, the Labor Department reported.
Another disappointing jobs report

Another disappointing jobs report

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy added 96,000 jobs in August, down from 141,000 in July and not nearly enough to keep pace with population growth.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Jobs outlook grim

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Forecasters expect the U.S. Labor Department to report the economy added jobs in August at a monthly pace far too slow to return the nation to full employment.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
History lessons: Romney vs. Obama

History lessons: Romney vs. Obama

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The author argues that Republican nominee Mitt Romney offers Ronald Reagan’s "Morning in America" all over again.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Paul Ryan! A smart choice by a savvy executive

Paul Ryan! A smart choice by a savvy executive

COLLEGE STATION, Md., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Hold your breath, America. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has picked a running mate who could make him president.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
The 'fiscal cliff': Without congressional action soon, the U.S. economy might resemble Wile E. Coyote

The 'fiscal cliff': Without congressional action soon, the U.S. economy might resemble Wile E. Coyote

The standoff in Washington on tax cuts and the budget sequester is a bit like a Road Runner cartoon: Road Runner racing toward a cliff, Wile E. Coyote hot on his heels, Road Runner coming to a screeching halt at the last moment and Wile E. Coyote plunging off the precipice.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Putting off addressing fiscal cliff risks depression

Putting off addressing fiscal cliff risks depression

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans are engaging in dangerous brinksmanship. Putting off addressing the fiscal cliff until after the election risks a second Great Depression.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Unemployment ticks higher to 8.3 percent

Unemployment ticks higher to 8.3 percent

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy added more jobs than expected in July but the unemployment rate rose one tick to 8.3 percent anyway, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday.
Unemployment rises, hundreds of thousands quit looking

Unemployment rises, hundreds of thousands quit looking

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy added 163,000 jobs in July. Although an improvement over the first quarter, the ranks of the unemployed swelled another 45,000.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Pressures mount on Fed, ECB but each can do little

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Pressure mounts on the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank to avert a recession but neither can accomplish much without governments pursuing more competent economic policies.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Reagan handled worse U.S. economic situation much better

Reagan handled worse U.S. economic situation much better

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 27 (UPI) -- America is all about private enterprise, and without leadership that believes in the primacy of the private sector, it can’t succeed.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
China in the U.S. presidential campaign

China in the U.S. presidential campaign

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 26 (UPI) -- China should be at the center of the 2012 Republican campaign for the White House. Unless former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney emphasizes specific solutions for creating jobs by ending unnecessary outsourcing to the Middle Kingdom, he won't win.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

The coming economic collapse

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy is teetering on the brink of another recession. The bad news is that if it goes down again, there won't be much we can do to save ourselves.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Outsourcing, oh what demagoguery!

Outsourcing, oh what demagoguery!

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 13 (UPI) -- No issue is more misunderstood, or been more purposefully confused by the Romney and Obama campaigns, than outsourcing.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
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Peter Morici is an Economist and Professor at the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a graduate of SUNY Albany in New York State where he received his Ph.D in Economics in 1974.

From 1974 to 1976, he taught at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. In 1976, he joined the Federal Energy Administration In 1978 he moved to the National Planning Association in Washington where he was elected a Vice President in 1983. He joined the University of Maine as a Professor of Economics in 1988 and was Director of its Canadian-American Center from 1990 to 1993. He served as chief economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Morici is the author of 18 books., and has recently signed up to be a pitchman for Kyocera.

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