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Tillerson disclosure foreshadows knotty confirmations

US secretary of state nominee's US$180m cash payout from Exxon comes in for criticism and offers a preview of the thorny ethical questions that may be raised this week

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Mr Tillerson has ironed out an agreement with the US State Department under which Exxon would pay the cash into an independent trust for him.

Washington

REX Tillerson's disclosure that he stands to receive a US$180 million cash payout from Exxon Mobil Corp if he becomes the next US secretary of state offers a preview of the thorny ethical questions that may be raised this week over a presidential Cabinet stacked with wealthy

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