Panhandle businesses continue to struggle from negative publicity of oil spill
As the oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico continues past 100 days, businesses in Florida’s Panhandle continue to struggle to stay afloat. The first sightings of tar balls on the sandy white beaches there took a toll on tourism revenue. And as Erica Cordell reports, though the oil spill hasn’t had the severe impact originally expected, businesses continue to suffer from all the bad publicity
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