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No oil or business

Gulf Coast beaches are fine for now, but tourism business is not   GULFPORT — For the most part so far, the only thing the BP oil disaster has done to the Mississippi Gulf Coast is hurt businesses dependent on tourism dollars. Residents and experts alike can only speculate about when and how much oil from the still-gushing Deepwater Horizon ...

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Gulf Coast fishermen really hurting

BILOXI — While other Mississippi Gulf Coast tourism workers are feeling the pinch of the BP oil disaster, deep sea fishermen are for the most part already unemployed. Following Memorial Day weekend, federal waters outside the Mississippi state line were closed to fishing, shutting down charter boat captains who make their livings taking tourists out for red snapper. Other popular ...

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