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13 Companies We Love to Hate

Standard Oil, Union Carbide, and other objects of our scorn

(Newser) - BP may be the recipient of our collective scorn these days, but it's not the first company we've come to despise—and it doesn't even take top honors on the Most Hated list. The Daily Beast asked 10 financial historians to nominate and rank their picks for the worst company... More »

Rockefellers' Green Revolt Fails at Exxon

Bid to open leadership to global warming debate fails

(Newser) - A shareholder revolt at Exxon Mobil by descendants of company founder John D. Rockefeller has failed to force management to split up the dual chairmanship and CEO roles of Rex Tillerson. The proposal to appoint an independent chairman in part to stimulate board debate about global warming garnered 40% of... More »

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