Earl has proven underwhelming but still made some headlines

The Newsday people even flew in its center

In unemployment where Wall street sees “hope”

and Obama Times sees “growth”, “easing worries”

for the rest of us it remains high; Also see the story on newly exploded platform owner

In other oil-kill news, BP’s blowout preventer finally extracted (well remains to be killed) and probe in the new rig fire begins

Meanwhile, Chicago Tribune swoons over Obama’s kids ending their fabulous vacation. I am sure those kids of the unemployed or deployed will be inspired