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  • May 25- Shareholders of Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, two of the world's largest oil producers, voted on Wednesday on a raft of proposals designed to push the companies to respond more proactively to climate change risks and regulations. RESOLUTION 5: ADD CLIMATE EXPERT TO BOARD The resolution's sponsor, a group of Wisconsin monks, says that by adding a...

  • NEW YORK— Fliers should brace for long waits at airport security over the holiday weekend. After Chicago officials threatened to privatize security at the city's two big airports, the Transportation Security Administration moved dozens of part-time screeners to full-time and brought in more canine units to sniff passengers for explosives.

  • DALLAS/ SAN RAMON, Calif., May 25- Voters at Exxon Mobil Corp's annual meeting on Wednesday approved a measure to let minority shareholders nominate outsiders for seats on the company's board, meaning a climate activist could eventually become a director at the oil giant. The so-called proxy access measure, which passed last year at fellow U.S. major Chevron Corp,...

  • Consult Roadside America's database of offbeat tourist attractions, and you could marvel at a giant map of Chicago painted on a skyscraper or visit the post office that straddles Texarkana, Arkansas, and Texarkana, Texas. Pay $2 apiece for more, or an additional $6 for all of them— a better deal if you travel a lot. There's Mount Rushmore, of course, but the $3 app can...

  • DALLAS— Shareholders at Exxon Mobil and Chevron rejected resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the companies to take stronger stands in favor of limiting climate change. Also, Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders voted to ask directors to adopt a proxy-access rule, which would make it easier for shareholders to propose their own board...

  • SAN MARCOS, Texas _ Thermon Group Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $3.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. Thermon Group shares have climbed roughly 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Alabama- Jay Grinney, HealthSouth, $7.8 million. Arizona- Don Slager, Republic Services, $10.9 million. Arkansas- Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores, $19.8 million.

  • As they travel through Santa Teresa, a border-crossing port of entry and unincorporated town, they pass millions of square feet of warehouses that store steel coil, wind turbine blades and specialty glass. Now the nonprofit group that operates Santa Teresa is working to transform the area from a place where people work into one where they might put down roots.

  • WASHINGTON— The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday. Most of the new screeners will be sent to the nation's busiest airports in...

  • Pemex's shipments to Japan, China, India and South Korea rose to 214,000 barrels per day in April from 193,000 bpd in March, official figures show. Jorge Sanchez, director of Pemex's commercial arm, PMI Comercio Internacional, and Jose Manuel Carrera, director of new business and partnerships, said Pemex remained focused on maintaining exports to the United...

  • HOUSTON, May 24- Marathon Petroleum Corp on Tuesday laid off 46 salaried employees at the company's Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, the company said. "This reduction is one element of a cost savings strategy that will better position the refinery to be competitive well into the future," Marathon spokesman Chuck Rice said in a statement.

  • OKLAHOMA CITY, May 24- Oklahoma regulators grappling with a massive increase in small earthquakes in the state linked to growing oil and gas production said on Tuesday they were concerned with spiking rates for earthquake insurance coverage and diminishing competition among insurers. At a public hearing on the rate hikes, Oklahoma Insurance Commission...

  • The complaint also asserts that the network, Harmony Public Schools, skirts competitive bidding rules to award contracts to Turkish vendors. The cleric, Fethullah Gulen, is a political foe of Turkish President Recep Erdogan, who has launched a crackdown on Gulen and his moderate Islamic movement in Turkey. "The allegations filed today with the Texas Education...

  • HOUSTON, May 24- Marathon Petroleum Corp on Tuesday laid off 46 salaried employees at the company's Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

  • DALLAS— Enjoy lower airfares while you can. Airlines are taking steps to push prices higher by next year. Not only is flying from Dallas to Denver cheap, but popular international vacation destinations like Europe are more affordable.

  • Wichita is home to the company's beef business and its turkey and cooked meat business, which includes deli meats. Its processed protein services, such as its North American egg business and its food distribution, also are located in Wichita. We chose Wichita because we believed we will thrive here, "Cargill corporate vice president Brian Sikes said.

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans controlling the Senate are moving to block new Obama administration rules that require financial professionals to put their client's best interest first when giving advice on retirement investments like individual retirement accounts. The Senate is debating a measure to overturn the new regulations, commonly known as the "...

  • May 24- Houston police dispatched a bomb squad on Tuesday to George Bush Intercontinental Airport to investigate a possible bomb threat against a Delta Air Lines plane, a police spokesman said, but no device was found on the airplane. Bill Begley, spokesman for the Houston Airport System, said the plane has since departed the airport. "It is a non-specific threat," he...

  • May 24- Houston police dispatched a bomb squad on Tuesday to George Bush Intercontinental Airport to investigate a possible bomb threat against a Delta Air Lines plane, a police spokesman said. The spokesman did not offer further details about the incident and officials at Delta were not immediately available for comment. Officials for the airport, one of the...

  • The disparity is stark: workers in Grand Rapids, Michigan had the highest rate of access in the U.S. at 71 percent, but only 23 percent of workers in McAllen, Texas did, making it the lowest in the country. Not doing so could mean facing a population unable to take care of itself in the future, which could put undue strain on programs like Medicaid, food assistance...