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Jul 16, 2010 2:27 PM by Letitia Walker

BP says it's paid out $201 million so far

BP says it's paid out $201 million so far to individuals and businesses for economic losses from the Gulf Coast oil spill.

More than 32,000 claimants got one or more payments in the past

10 weeks. BP says the largest groups includes fisherman, who've

received $32 million, and shrimpers, who received $18 million.

More than 114,000 claims have been submitted so far, but nearly

half didn't have enough information for BP to make payment, the oil

giant said Friday.

Individuals or businesses with questions about their claim

should call their claims adjuster or the toll-free number

1-800-573-8249.

BP used a new cap to stop oil flowing into the water Thursday

for the first time since the spill started with an April 20

explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig. Eleven workers were killed.

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