ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 24, 1981
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(Studio) Federal judge in Ohio reported ruling that United States Steel can start buying Marathon Oil Company stock; setback for Mobil Oil company noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(NYC) Mobil Oil company films of Yates oilfield, Texas, shown. Economics of situation analyzed, outlined on screen. Positions of Mobil, Marathon and US Steel discussed in detail; films shown. Conoco-DuPont merger recalled. [Mitchell and Company managing director Don. MITCHELL - explains Mobil's tactics.] Reaction of town of Findlay, Ohio, home of Marathon, discussed; films shown. History of merger fight recalled in detail; outlined on screen. Future possibilities analyzed.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz
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