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Labor Department aids workers displaced by BP's oil spill

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an award of $27 million in National Emergency Grants to four key Gulf Coast states to assist workers displaced by BP's  oil spill.

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Fishermen take a beating from oil spill

NEW ORLEANS - Chet Held, 48, has been fishing the waters here off the Gulf Coast since he was a little boy.

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“Worse than Katrina,” La. leaders warn oil spill worse than media says

NEW ORLEANS - Labor leaders here say the oil spill will be worse for workers in this region than Hurricane Katrina was almost five years ago and that the major media, both locally and nationally, are actually downplaying its significance.