Closing Doors

Mobil snubs the Journal

Relations between business and the press are often prickly, but they are seldom worse than those between Mobil Oil and the Wall Street Journal. In a story about the oil business last month, the paper gave short shrift to a piece of news that the company thought was important-the closing of a Mobil refinery in West Germany-and devoted a separate story to a report that Percy Pyne, the son-in-law of Mobil Chairman Rawleigh Warner Jr., would benefit financially from the company's construction of a $300 million office tower in Chicago....

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