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  1. BP's hopes for avoiding 'negligence' penalties over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster — pictured here — went up in smoke yesterday.

    BP Agrees to $18.7B Deepwater Settlement

    It could save them years of litigation while costing them a fortune. BP has agreed to pay the biggest-ever settlement by a single firm over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The deal, reached with the U.S. Department of Justice but yet to be approved by a judge, aims to settle federal and state claims linked to the deadly and environmentally devastating 2010 disaster. News of the agreement, which BP expects will increase its total outlay to around $54 billion, saw BP shares rise 4.6 percent.

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