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Erin Chapman

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Video: Big Oil’s influence in the Gulf

Oil drilling is a major part of the Louisiana economy. And in return, says one observer, the state has become Big Oil’s “PR department.”

Translating executive-speak in the Gulf oil spill hearings

Need to Know tells you what the oil company executives really meant to say.

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The Gulf oil spill

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been front page news since April 20, but here are five things that you might not know about the spill.