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Senate Democrats failed to halt [Alito's] nomination on Monday after 19 Democrats voted against a filibuster.
In news on Iran - the U.S. and the four other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have agreed that the Security Council should directly deal with Iran's nuclear program.
The stock value of Halliburton reached a new all-time high on Monday following the report that Halliburton had its most successful year in its 86 year history.
Oil giant ExxonMobil reported Monday it made a record $36 billion last year - a sum larger than the economies of 125 countries. Exxon became the first company to ever make more than $10 billion in a financial quarter. During the last three months of 2005 the oil giant made over $1,300 every second or nearly $5 million every hour.