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Exxon to Buy Gas Company XTO Energy for $31B

All-stock deal will bolster Exxon's natural gas profile

(Newser) - Exxon Mobil has agreed to buy natural gas powerhouse XTO Energy for $31 billion in stock. Exxon’s been long rumored to be in the market for a natural gas company, hoping to take advantage of currently low prices, the Wall Street Journal reports. In XTO it’s nabbed a... More »

Sweeter Perks Make Up for Falling CEO Pay

Free bodyguards, life insurance, travel rise despite public outcry

(Newser) - While average CEO compensation dropped 7% in 2008, packages of fringe benefits rose by the same amount, the AP reports. Higher-ups at big companies received perks that ranged from a personal car (complete with driver) to free life insurance to flights on the company jet. One CEO received $400,000... More »

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