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Oil spill helps drive up shrimp prices

Jun 9, 2010
After shrimp farming took off, the crustacean moved from pricey delicacy to America's favorite seafood. We're up to four pounds a year per person now. Or we were. Since the BP oil spill, shrimp prices have been soaring. Domestically produced U.S. shrimp is up more than 40 percent. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Food

Can BP CEO hang on to his job?

Jun 8, 2010
President Obama said if BP CEO Tony Hayward were working for him, he wouldn't have a job after some of the things he's said. Hayward has come under fire for several remarks, including saying "I'd like my life back." Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on why he still has a job and whether he will be able to keep it.
Posted In: Oil

Louisiana sees decline in oyster fishing

Jun 7, 2010
The first annual New Orleans Oyster Festival kicked off despite a very bleak future for many of Louisiana's fisheries. Oysters are big business down there, but the oil spill has taken a toll. David Weinberg reports.

BP on the hook for billions in claims

Jun 7, 2010
Government officials met with BP to help set up an efficient way to pay people affected by the oil spill. The government's oil spill point-man, Thad Allen, said BP needs to be quicker and more regular about payments. The company's paid out nearly $50 million in claims so far. How many claims are there and who's filing? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Oil

Lawmakers want to make sure BP pays

Jun 4, 2010
Frustration over the BP oil spill is mounting -- both in the Gulf of Mexico and Washington. The worst oil spill in U.S. history has politicians scrambling to come up with more creative and dramatic punishments for BP and the oil industry. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Oil

The role of risk in BP's oil leak

Jun 3, 2010
New York Times columnist David Leonhardt talks with Kai Ryssdal about why the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon happened -- not the mechanics of it, but the human nature of it.
Posted In: Oil

BP may have to sell assets to survive

Jun 3, 2010
Ratings agencies Moody's and Fitch downgraded BP's credit status by one notch and warned of further downgrades if BP doesn't stem the Gulf oil leak. Doubts about BP's future grow everyday. Some analysts say it may have to sell off its most prized assets to weather the storm. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Oil

BP returns to 'top hat', weighs unconventional methods

Jun 3, 2010
BP is trying its 'top hat' method again and sussing through over 38,000 unconventional ideas for plugging the Gulf oil leak.

BP, gov't finally accept int'l help on leak

Jun 2, 2010
Six weeks in, BP and the federal government have started accepting some international help in cleaning up the oil leak. Sophisticated skimmers from the Netherlands are set to be at work in the Gulf. What took so long? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Oil

BP CEO Hayward to ease shareholder concerns over oil leak

Jun 2, 2010
Hayward is expected to say that concerns over BP's balance sheet in dealing with the oil leak are way overstated.
Posted In: Investing, Oil

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