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Exxon Mobil's quarterly profit edged up, as the world's largest publicly traded oil company's results were helped by higher earnings in its chemicals business.
Exxon Mobil was found liable Tuesday in a long-running lawsuit over groundwater contamination, and the oil giant was ordered to pay $236 million to New Hampshire to clean it up.
Two Arkansas residents have filed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil. They’re seeking $5 million in damages, claiming a pipeline spill has caused a permanent drop in property values.
You’ve probably seen reports on big companies that pay surprisingly little in federal taxes, due to loopholes and accounting gimmicks. Thanks to the website 24/7 Wall Street, we have a list of the 10 companies that pay the most in corporate taxes.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 1,500 on Friday for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, lifted by strong earnings from Procter & Gamble and Starbucks.
Exxon has once again surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company after the iPhone and iPad maker saw its stock price falter. Apple's stock has been on the decline since the company's quarterly earnings report Wednesday suggested that its fast growth phase, rare for a company of its size, may be coming to an end.
If you're keeping your savings in low-return but "safe" investments, this is the year you need to get your money off the sidelines and into some solid stocks. No stock is risk-free, but these 13 picks are the best we can find for novice investors looking to get their feet wet in the market.
Airlines have canceled thousands of flights, stranding travelers around the globe. Insurers are bracing for possible damages of $5 billion. Retailers face shrunken sales.
U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer. "Five years ago, if I or anyone had predicted today's production growth, people would have thought we were crazy," says one expert.
Americans spend a lot of money on oil: about $632 billion a year. And the big oil producers report eye-popping annual profits, like ExxonMobil's $41 billion in 2011. Numbers like that may make you feel like we're getting robbed at the pump ... but it's not that simple.
In discussing his new report on the oil markets, analyst Jason Burack talks about some large-cap stocks with potential, and discusses a junior company in which he sees a great deal of headroom.
Most people know of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Far fewer are aware of the 1992 kidnapping and killing of Sidney Reso, a top Exxon exec. But those two events ignited a mania for safety and security at ExxonMobil that has shaped the company ever since.
The best gas cards combine generous rebates and industry-standard interest rates. In our ongoing series examining the best and worst credit card offers out there, we ask: Does American Express' Blue Cash Preferred card measure up?
Gas prices are going up again, and it feels a lot like Groundhog Day: Same old problem, and media outlets are dispensing the same old advice. Not us! Here are the most interesting and innovative ideas our readers offered for reducing your pain at the pump.
Gas prices dropped at a pretty good clip in the latter half of 2011 -- down around 20% to about $3.25. Hope you enjoyed it while it lasted, because gas is back on the rise. It's near $3.50 now, and the key trends all signal that it'll keep going higher.
There's a lot of overlap among the holdings of Morningstar's 26 highly rated funds, and these 10 stocks top the list. So if you want to follow the pros, consider these -- all of them mega-cap stocks and ultra-conservative buys.
Like they say: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. With the price of home heating oil on the rise, and likely to go on rising due to global politics, now might be a good time to place a bet on oil to hedge against the costs of keeping the homestead warm.
Each January, 24/7 Wall St. makes its predictions about which publicly traded U.S. companies it feels will have the highest profits in the year ahead. Read on, and find out which of the Fortune 500 will rake in the biggest fortunes.
BP has big problems, and not just because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the $20 billion compensation fund it set up to pay the victims. The petro-giant has been missing Wall Street's profit targets lately, thanks to sloppy operations and a general trend toward lower gasoline consumption.
Oil prices fell in the wake of last week's death of Col. Moammar Gadhafi. But it was a small dip, and it didn't last for long. Still, while the Libyan dictator's death may not lead to lower gas prices for U.S. drivers in the short term, down the road improved world crude supplies should stabilize prices. That in turn would lead to fewer surprises at the gas pump.
Who says volatility is all bad? The fearfully stumbling stock market means that some excellent stocks are trading at or near fire sale prices. For investors with the patience to wait for the right moment, here are eight companies to keep an eye on -- or to snap up right now.
Following Steve Jobs' announcement late Wednesday that he was resigning as Apple's CEO, the company's stock price swung sharply. But while some investors are selling, others are saying a small drop in prices could make this a great time to buy Apple shares.
No, it's not easy, but if Grace Groner -- a secretary for 43 years -- could pull off the even more astonishing feat of amassing a $7 million fortune, then it is within the realm of possibility. In fact, Groner's strategy is about the only one with a shot at success. Read on to find out what she did.
On Wednesday, in a shift that symbolizes a sea change in American business, Apple's market capitalization surpassed that of ExxonMobil, making the tech firm the world's most valuable company. Here's why it happened, and what the underlying changes mean for investors.
Ten investors survey the rubble from this week's shakeup and see opportunities everywhere. It's time to quiet those nerves and deploy your dollars to take advantage of fire-sale prices. Here's a rundown of investment ideas -- stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and otherwise.
Oil giant Exxon said Thursday that higher oil prices and improved refining margins boosted its second-quarter profits 41 percent to $10.7 billion. It's the company's highest profit since it set a corporate earnings record of $14.8 billion in 2008.
Even if Social Security weren't falling apart -- which it manifestly is -- the average retiree benefits essentially amount to about what you'd earn working full time at a minimum wage job. That's hardly the retirement lifestyle you want. Here's a plan that will allow you to retire comfortably.
It's been an exciting week on Wall Street. Not only did investors get a taste of how earnings are stacking up for companies like Apple and Chipotle, Zillow's stock really took off during its first day of trading. We asked Chris Hill from The Motley Fool what the numbers really mean.