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2008-07-31 21:00:33

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 31--Record crude oil prices pushed Exxon Mobil Corp.'s second-quarter earnings to a record as well, with the Irving-based company reporting $11.7 billion in net income. That included an after-tax charge of $290 million to account for the Supreme Court's recent ruling that put a $508 million cap on punitive damages for the company's 1989 Alaska oil spill. Earnings amounted to $2.22 per share, short of Wall Street expectations of $2.52,...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).