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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Robert Gordon
The Obama economy continues to sink deeper into a recessionary abyss, where full-time jobs are in short supply, incomes are flat and life for many millions of Americans is a daily struggle.
A Dallas convenience store owner and manager are charged in a $1.9 million food stamp scheme.
In an internal report released Wednesday, oil giant BP PLC blamed itself, other companies' workers and a complex series of failures for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the drilling rig explosion that preceded it.
BP took some of the blame for the Gulf oil disaster in an internal report issued Wednesday, acknowledging that it misread a key pressure test of the well. But in a possible preview of its legal strategy, the oil giant also pointed the finger at its partners on the doomed rig.
The declining workforce could turn itself around "if the economy grew faster," he added.
"Baby boomers are being forced to retire. The rest of it is prime-age males and females and young people who can't find work," he said.