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Peter Morici

Professor, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Peter Morici is a professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission.


  • Morici: Another Disappointing Jobs Report Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    Job Losses

    The economy added 103,000 jobs in December. Unemployment fell to 9.4 percent, largely because 260,000 adults dropped out of the labor force and are no longer counted as unemployed by the government.

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    Friday, economists expect the Labor Department to report the economy added 140,000 jobs in December, barely enough to hold unemployment steady at about 9.8 percent and far less than should be expected 18 months into an economic recovery.

  • Morici: Downgrade US Treasurys to Junk Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 11:15 AM ET

    With the new tax cuts, rating agencies should downgrade U.S. government debt to junk.