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Republican outlines amendments for Senate emissions bill

A Senate Republican who has flirted with placing his support behind global warming legislation today detailed amendments he wants to offer when the issue reaches the floor next week. Tennessee's Bob Corker complained that the pending bill, "America's Climate Security Act," focuses too much on creating new government programs that will cost trillions of dollars but does not take into account the consumers who presumably will face higher energy and transportation fuel costs because of the legislation.

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2. OIL AND GAS

Exxon shareholders reject plan to split chairman, CEO posts

Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders rejected a proposal today that would have split the company's chairman and chief executive positions. At the company's annual meeting, 39.5 percent of shareholders voted to create separate chairman and CEO positions, both currently held by Rex Tillerson, giving management a shaky victory.

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