Funds are going smaller-game hunting for dividends

...the first stop for many dividend investors. Companies like Exxon Mobil or Procter & Gamble have long histories of paying dividends...be companies valued between $20 billion and $50 billion. Exxon Mobil, in comparison, is worth $422 billion, and Procter...

IPO allowed Google to make big bet it can become indispensable

...year, Google's stock has risen roughly 14-fold, leaving the company with a market value of nearly $400 billion. Only Exxon Mobil Corp. and Apple Inc. are worth more.Apple didn't fare quite as well as Google in the first decade after its December...

Exxon-Mobil merger approved by FTC

...within hours after government approval, Exxon and Mobil formally sealed their $81 billion...The Federal Trade Commission approved Exxon's acquisition of Mobil after requiring...officials immediately registered the new Exxon-Mobil in Delaware where Mobil was registered...

Exxon buying Mobil for $77.2 billion

NEW YORK -- Exxon agreed to buy Mobil for $77.2 billion...companies' combined work force of 123,000, Exxon chairman Lee Raymond said. Despite the...behind us." The company will be known as Exxon Mobil Corp. There will continue to be...

Exxon Mobil makes $29B bet on natural gas

IRVING, Texas -- Exxon Mobil, the world's largest publicly...become a crucial source of U.S. power. Exxon agreed to buy XTO Energy in an all-stock...carbon emissions, the deal suggested Exxon sees change coming for an energy source...

Exxon-Mobil would be No. 1 oil company

NEW YORK -- If Exxon and Mobil merge to form the world's biggest...while drivers may not be affected, an Exxon-Mobil marriage could leave as many as...slash costs, according to one analyst. Exxon Corp. and Mobil Corp. announced Friday...

Exxon, Mobil very different partners

...espousing its views on various issues. Exxon, by contrast, keeps a low profile. Its response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill has been derided as a textbook...images to how they explore for oil. As Exxon and Mobil come together, that could be...

Pay up, Exxon

...Court handed down Monday to a disappointed Exxon Mobil Corp., which had appealed a lower...5 billion punitive penalty in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill. A reasonable...injured parties, but not according to Exxon Mobil, a company that wrote the book on...

Exxon, Mobil chiefs say merger needed to stay competitive

WASHINGTON -- The chairmen of Exxon and Mobil told lawmakers Thursday the merger...world market. "The merger will mean that Exxon-Mobil ... will be able to compete in...scale as the largest foreign firms," Exxon chairman Lee Raymond told a House Commerce...

Exxon reportedly in talks to acquire Mobil

NEW YORK -- Energy giant Exxon Corp. is in talks to buy rival Mobil...second-largest U.S. oil and gas group, and Exxon, the nation's largest energy company...Group. The consolidation of Mobil and Exxon would reunite two pieces of the Standard...