Apache (APA) had agreed to buy Mariner Energy (ME) five days before BP's Gulf spill, and fallout...

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Apache (APA) had agreed to buy Mariner Energy (ME) five days before BP's Gulf spill, and fallout from the spill has left the combined company with an uncertain and more costly way ahead. The deal still lacks approval from Mariner shareholders, who will meet Nov. 10.