The guest on this week's nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show is Steve Coll, author of the new book Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power. In this audio segment, he discusses the similarities and differences between ExxonMobil and Apple. While they are the two largest public companies right now, Coll believes one of these dividend-paying giants has greater staying power over the next 50 years.

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