What BP Could Have Bought With the Oil Spill Losses

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Since the Deepwater Horizon explosion, BP's stock plunge has cost the company about $100 billion in market capital. That's on top of the billions it will spend on clean up, penalties, and liabilities to the Gulf economy. Visual Economics has a cheeky look at what BP could have bought with that money, from Yahoo, Inc, to an ice cream sandwich for everyone on earth, to a 3 Wolf Moon tee-shirt for everybody in the United States...

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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