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Financial Fallout In The Gulf: The Economic Aftermath of the BP Oil Spill

Nearly five months since oil began erupting into the Gulf waters, the company at the center of the disaster — British Petroleum (BP) — now hopes to have the leak permanently sealed by the end of this week, according to media reports. But the crisis is far from over, for the companies involved and the many parties affected by the spill. In this infographic, we take a look at the impact of this disaster on everyone affected, from BP and its top executives and oil workers, to taxpayers, families who live in the area,┬átourists and local businesses.