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Reader's View: Big Oil’s profits are simply obscene

Why are these statistics always buried in the business sections of newspapers and not on the front page?

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The April-through-June quarterly profits of big oil companies were reported Aug. 2 by the Associated Press: BP, $9.26 billion; Shell, $18 billion; Exxon Mobil, $17.85 billion; and Chevron, $11.62 billion.

This is outrageous! These are obscene amounts of money made on the backs of the American people! That much profit in three months?!

Why are these statistics always buried in the business sections of newspapers and not on the front page?

Maureen Bauer

Duluth

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