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June 22nd, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Building Up America: Florida's tourism industry fights oil

(CNN) – Although the oil in the Gulf hasn't reached many of Florida's famous beaches, businesses still feel the threat of it is scaring tourists away. Now, the state is spending a lot of money to make sure that doesn't happen. Our Tom Foreman joined us from Panama City Beach, Florida on Tuesday's American Morning with this "Building Up America" report. Watch Video

Filed under: Building Up America • Gulf Oil Spill
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  1. Marc

    Does BP have a back-up cap on hand, in the event that the one they're using gets damaged and is irreparable?

    June 24, 2010 at 6:21 am |
  2. Brenda Ryan

    This may sound stupid but I have used lettuce as a way to soak up grease in certain foods.It is biodegratable and will not hurt anything is this different would this work at all?

    June 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm |
  3. kw

    The economy in general is down. Since hurricaine Katrina,.. I haven't been able to afford a gulf coast vacation. This summer is not good for my business in Illinois and I've heard the same from others. The problem isn't necessarily BP. Perhaps this was to be a down year anyway? At any rate, we all have to do the best we can. Don't rely on BP to bail anyone out. kw

    June 22, 2010 at 1:20 pm |