The loss of wildlife has a huge impact on the economy of the Gulf Coast region. The fishing industry, in particular, has taken a devastating hit as a result of the BP oil spill, and is represented at No. 6 on the list of potential new BP logos.
Paris and Frankfurt rose but London was hit by worse than expected earnings at HSBC
Europe's biggest oil company stocks notched solid gains Tuesday as crude prices continued to rise on increased bets that OPEC's production cut discipline will offset rising U.S. supply signals.
European stocks drifted lower Thursday despite a strong session in Asia as a U.S. dollar retreat and mixed corporate earnings allowed benchmarks to pull back from recent multi-month highs.
European stocks are expected to open mixed Thursday following a solid session in Asia and a pullback for the U.S. dollar.