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It may be 'Morning Again in America'

Healthy jobs numbers reflect a picture of optimism in the US economy but the low rate of wage increases and signs of underemployment show that clouds haven't fully lifted yet

One problem with the current US recovery is that it hasn't been creating enough new well-paying jobs. Major job gains are seen in food services, where wages tend to be very low.

WHEN Republican President Ronald Reagan was running for re-election in 1984, his campaign ran a television commercial that was formally titled "Prouder, Stronger, Better" and which later became known as the "Morning-in-America" ad.

Against the backdrop of a small town where flags are