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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Exxon Mobil was found liable Tuesday in a long-running lawsuit over groundwater contamination caused by the gasoline additive MTBE. The jury ordered the oil giant to pay $236 million to New Hampshire to clean it up.
The jurors reached their verdicts in less than 90 minutes, after sitting through nearly three months of testimony in the longest state trial in New Hampshire history.
The world’s second-largest publicly traded company after Apple said its net income was $44.9 billion in 2012, including about $10 billion in the fourth quarter, a 6 percent jump from the same period in 2011. The company’s fourth quarter earnings per share was $2.20. Exxon Mobil’s earnings for the year were up 9 percent from 2011.