Spillionaires -- Profiting off the BP Oil Spill

The massive BP oil spill that devastated the Gulf Coast has turned out to be an economic boon for local governments and businesses, and even spawned a new word describing those who are profiting off the disaster -- "spillionaires." Basic goods -- from bottles of water to port-o-johns, boats and lumber -- are all being sold to BP at inflated prices, often 20 times the going rate. "It's been very good for our business, I'll tell you that," said businessman Ronnie Hyer, whose company sells...Full Story
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