Tuesday, February 05, 2013 1:35 pm
News Summary: BP profit drops due to settlement
By The Associated Press
RISING TIDE: The settlement shut the book on the criminal probe of BP's role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but civil claims remain. BP could pay billions more in damages for the spill.
STILL IN BUSINESS: Earnings topped analysts' predictions. BP's refining and sale of petroleum products earned a record amount for the year.