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What’s the worst company in America? You may have your own idea, depending on your personal experiences, but readers of one consumer website made their choice this week. Consumerist.com says BP barely beat out Bank of America to pick up the Golden Poo Award as “the worst company in America.” Other companies vying for the dubious honor include BestBuy, Toyota, Comcast and Ticketmaster. BP’s win as “worst” comes on the first anniversary… Read More

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Another oil free day on the beaches of Destin. That’s the good news.  But it’s a little unnerving to see one of those TV news satellite trucks pull up and set up shop for the night in the parking lot of your condo complex.  This one is from Tampa, but who knows how many others are parked nearby.  I’ve worked in the biz long enough to know what that usually means.  Destin… Read More

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The coast is clear, but the natives are restless.  That pretty well sums up Day 1 of our beach vacation in Destin, Florida. The oil is getting closer to these sugary white sandy beaches.  Many of the locals I talked to today say it’s now within 10 miles.  And they’re all worried… from the grocery store clerk to the beach chair rental guy… what it would mean to the environment and the… Read More

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BP is going in for the “Top Kill”.  Here’s a link to the live video feed 5000 feet below the surface of the Gulf.  It shows an estimation of how many gallons have leaked so far. UPDATE:  “Top Kill” didn’t work!  On to Plan “?”

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