The remarks from Tillerson come as the Trump administration has called for large cuts in the department's funding.
Apple announced after the bell a 10.5 percent increase in its dividend to $13.22 billion annually.
BP beat analyst expectations on Tuesday as higher oil prices and increased production helped improve the oil giant's bottom line.
Oil edged below $52 on Monday as rising U.S. crude output and drilling activity countered production cuts aimed at clearing a supply glut.
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An Exxon executive said the company is complying with Russian sanctions a week after the Treasury Department denied its waiver request.
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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Friday morning.
Exxon Mobil posted profits of 95 a share in the first quarter of 2017, compared with analysts' EPS estimates for 85 cents.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Earnings beats by big tech names could help drive stocks higher, but the "Friday-afternoon effect" may short-circuit their run.
Gains this year in energy stocks show that the battle between the climate agenda of Elon Musk and President Trump's EPA isn't one-sided.
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The S&P is up, the Dow is down, Amazon earnings could be up and first quarter GDP is going to go down.
The XLE energy ETF hit its lowest level since before the November presidential election, as crude oil logged a 7 percent loss on the week.
Jim Cramer has relied on this post-earnings investment since his days at Goldman Sachs and he’s still relying on it today.
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