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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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.