Exxon Sues FXX To Protect Its Good Name From Being Associated With Basic Cable

Exxon Sues FXX To Protect Its Good Name From Being Associated With Basic Cable

There are plenty of reasons to poke fun at Twentieth Century Fox’s new, completely unnecessary FXX network, but it’s unfair to pick on a channel that only has a single decent show (which had to be imported from FX). That hasn’t stopped ExxonMobil from taking a break from profiteering and polluting to sue Fox and FXX for having the gall to make a seemingly obvious logo design choice when presented with two consecutive Xs. [More]

Venezuela Owes Exxon Almost $1 Billion For Nationalizing Oil Assets

Venezuela Owes Exxon Almost $1 Billion For Nationalizing Oil Assets

In 2007, Venezuela nationalized its oil assets, violating contracts with oil giants such as Exxon. A Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce arbitration panel awarded $908 million to Exxon, and the outcome is being viewed as more of a victory for the country’s state oil company than the company. [More]

Exxon Posts The Highest Profit Ever By Any U.S. Company In Any Industry, But It's Not Enough

Exxon Posts The Highest Profit Ever By Any U.S. Company In Any Industry, But It's Not Enough

Exxon made $11.68 billion in the second quarter, says the AP, which is “the biggest profit from operations ever by any U.S. corporation,” but that wasn’t quite enough to please investors, who were disappointed.

Fifteen Shocking CEO Severances

Fifteen Shocking CEO Severances

Here’s another tip for our Make the Most of Unemployment guide: if you’re going to get fired, be a CEO. HR World has rounded up 15 of the most shocking golden parachutes given out by big corporations to their departing leaders. Some of our favorites, inside.

Worst Company In America 2008 "Elite 8" Bracket!

Worst Company In America 2008 "Elite 8" Bracket!

The bracket has been updated as we prepare for Round 4 of our Worst Company In America contest. See the full-sized graphic, suitable for framing or forming the basis of informal office betting pools, inside…

Worst Company In America "Elite 8": Exxon VS Comcast

Worst Company In America "Elite 8": Exxon VS Comcast

Here’s your first “Elite 8″ match-up: #1 Comcast VS #9 Exxon. Only a few more rounds to go!

Exxon To Exit Retail Gas Station Business

Exxon To Exit Retail Gas Station Business

Exxon says the US retail gas station market is “too challenging” and they’ll be selling the roughly 2,220 service stations the company owns. There are 12,000 Exxon/Mobil branded stations in the United States, but about 75 percent are already owned by others.

Worst Company In America 2008 "Sweet 16": Exxon VS DeBeers

Worst Company In America 2008 "Sweet 16": Exxon VS DeBeers

Round 35: Exxon vs United Airlines

This is Round 35 in our Worst Company in America contest, Exxon vs United Airlines.

Round 5: Exxon vs Crocs

Round 5: Exxon vs Crocs

Exxon Valdez crash spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Alaskan waters. Recently Exxon petitioned to have the $2.5 billion in punitive damages reduced because it thought they were excessive. Exxon was also sued in lawsuit claiming their Indonesian subsidiary allowed their facilities to be used by the Indonesian government to torture 11 villagers.

Exxon May Have Its Punitive Damages For Valdez Spill Cut In Half By Supreme Court

Exxon May Have Its Punitive Damages For Valdez Spill Cut In Half By Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is currently considering whether to halve the punitive damages levied against Exxon for its massive 1989 oil spill from the Exxon Valdez tanker, from the current $2.5 billion to something more like $1 billion. Exxon claims the higher number amounts to excessive punishment. According to the New York Times, the decision may come down to a tie with four justices on either side; Justice Alito is not participating because he owns Exxon Mobile stock. The Exxon Valdez disaster “caused a 3,000-square-mile oil slick and still affects Alaska’s fisheries after nearly 19 years.”

Round 14: RIAA vs Exxon

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Worst Company In America 2007: Final Four

Worst Company In America 2007: Final Four

We’re down to the Final Four gladiators to determine the Worst Company in America. Or at least, which company this year most offends the netizen’s liberal sensibilities

Round 10: Sony vs Exxon

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Round 4: Exxon vs Time Warner Cable

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Exxon Mobil Posts Largest Annual Profit In US History

Exxon Mobil’s record annual earnings followed a year of extraordinarily high energy prices as crude oil topped $78 a barrel in the summer – driving up average gasoline prices in the United States to more than $3 a gallon. Prices retreated later in the year.

Way to go, Exxon. —MEGHANN MARCO

The Source of An Inconvenient ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Spoof

Know this An Inconvenient Truth parody? If you’ve been on YouTube any time in the last 48 hours, very probably. Perhaps you were even one of the knee-jerk reactionaries who left a comment either praising (“Finally sockin’ it to those hippy pansies in the taint!”) or condemning it (“Wow, was that ever unfunny. Unlike that giant flap of skin on the neck of the guy who runs Exxon.”)

Gas Companies Profit During Consumer Plight

Gas Companies Profit During Consumer Plight

As quarterly earnings rolled in yesterday, Exxon announced it earned $8 billion in profits. The oil company earned 9.5 cents per dollar of gas, “cashing in on skyrocketing prices at every stage of the process,” reports MSNBC.