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CNNMoney: Stocks headed for an ugly start to Juneupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 09:01:00

Stock futures plunged, the 10-year yield on U.S. Treasuries hit another record low and a world market sell-off gained steam early Friday after a U.S. jobs report fell far short of expectations.

Justice Department slices competitor's proposed acquisition of Sara Leeupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 18:07:00

The nation's largest maker of sliced fresh bread products will have to divest some of its assets in order to acquire competitor Sara Lee, the Justice Department announced Friday.

CNNMoney: M&A outlook: Few mega deals, more spinoffsupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 09:27:00

M&A activity heated up this week but don't expect the latest big deal to spark a new round of merger mania.

CNNMoney: Goldman Sachs cuts S&P 500 outlookupdated: Thu May 26 2011 12:34:00

Goldman Sachs cut its year-end target for the S&P 500 and trimmed back its outlook for 2012 earnings.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised for modest gains after GDPupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 08:47:00

U.S. stocks were headed for modest gains Friday, as investors digested GDP data showing personal consumption spending ticked up to its highest level since 2006.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised for flat openupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 08:32:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a flat open Monday, as investors mulled earnings results from McDonald's and Halliburton, with no market-moving economic reports on tap.

CNNMoney: Stocks end choppy session mixedupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 16:36:00

U.S. stocks seesawed between small gains and losses Monday but remained in a narrow range at the start of a holiday-shortened week, as investors began to shift their focus to 2011.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to open slightly higherupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 08:39:00

At the start of a holiday-shortened trading week, U.S. stocks were poised to edge higher at the open as investors focus on 2011.

Fortune: Taking the social media plunge: Learning to let goupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 14:09:00

Manonamission.blogspot.com has a great collection of corporate mission statements. I recently used its search function to find examples of companies that prominently and publicly state something close to "people are our most important asset."

CNNMoney: Stocks finish near session lowsupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 16:53:00

Stocks finished near session lows Monday following a midday sell-off, with the Dow and Nasdaq indexes posting their largest one-day losses in nearly a month, as investors remain cautious ahead of corporate earnings season and key employment data due later in the week.

CNNMoney: Takeover talk sends Sara Lee surgingupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 10:00:00

Shares of Sara Lee rose sharply in early trading Monday, following a report that the company has rejected a takeover bid from private equity firm KKR and Co.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for weak openupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 09:18:00

Stocks were poised to fall at Monday's open, as investors await reports expected to show slowing in both the manufacturing sector and the housing market.

CNNMoney: Sara Lee CEO steps down for health reasonsupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 13:34:00

Sara Lee Corp. said Monday that it's searching for a new leader after its chairman and CEO stepped down for health reasons.

CNNMoney: Unilever to buy Sara Lee unit for $1.9 billionupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 08:35:00

Unilever PLC said Friday that it plans to buy Sara Lee's personal care unit for $1.87 billion in cash in an effort to boost its presence in Western Europe and in Asia.

Fortune: Get ready for a reboundupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 08:38:00

As the stock market convulses in 400-point spasms, holding to a steady course takes a lot of nerve. For some encouragement - and a few timely stock picks - we turned to Jeff Mortimer, chief investment officer of Charles Schwab's mutual funds unit.

FSB: Tips for protecting your trade secretsupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 13:35:00

Dear FSB: Can I copyright bread? My wife makes a special kind of bread that's not available in grocery stores. We don't have our own baking facilities and would like to work with a local baker on a contract basis. So the issue is, how can we prevent the baker from stealing and using our recipe?

Time.com: Summer Wiener War Begins to Cookupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 16:00:00

America's two largest hot dog makers are waging a wiener war as grills fire up this summer, hoping to win over customers and secure the No. 1 spot

Time.com: Giving Investors a Say on CEO Payupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 18:00:00

Big investors are pressuring companies to let them have some input on executive compensation. But will it actually rein in eye-popping pay packages?

CNNMoney: Early skid for Dowupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 09:33:00

U.S. stocks tumbled at Wednesday's open after General Motors posted a huge loss and oil moved closer to $100 a barrel

CNNMoney: Sara Lee profit beats estimatesupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 21:49:00

Sara Lee Corp. reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit Wednesday as increased marketing spending helped spur higher sales in most of its businesses.

CNNMoney: Lower start for stocksupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 21:37:00

U.S. stocks eased at Wednesday's open as investors continued to worry about credit than inflation.

Fortune: Caterpillar: Big trucks, big sales, big attitudeupdated: Sun Aug 12 2007 21:56:00

Bugs. From the rim of the vast open pit, the trucks, bulldozers and road scrapers far below look like scuttling yellow insects. Descend the dirt ramps that spiral a third of a mile down to the floor of the pit, though, and those bugs are transformed into Caterpillars - as in the ubiquitous machines that are as much a feature of the mining landscape as muck.

Lew Frankfort profileupdated: Mon Jul 30 2007 06:06:00

Lew Frankfort joined Coach in 1979 as the Vice President of New Business Development and quickly rose up the ranks, taking the role of president of Coach in 1985 when the company was acquired by Sara Lee.

CNNMoney: Sara Lee bread a little too crunchyupdated: Fri Jul 27 2007 00:16:00

Sara Lee Corp. is recalling bread sold under EarthGrains, Sara Lee Delightful Wheat and several other brands because the loaves may contain small pieces of metal, the company said Friday.

Fortune: It's good to be the bossupdated: Thu Oct 19 2006 14:33:00

Pepsico. XEROX. eBay. ADM. Kraft Foods. Sara Lee. Avon. The list of brand-name companies with women chief executives is longer and more impressive than ever, after a year of stunning breakthroughs ...

Fortune: Rite Aid's Mary Sammons Named One of FORTUNE's 50 Most Powerful Womenupdated: Thu Oct 19 2006 11:33:00

Mary Sammons, CEO and President of Rite Aid (RAD), ranks No. 34 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

Fortune: Wal-Mart Stores's Pat Curran Named One of FORTUNE's 50 Most Powerful Womenupdated: Tue Oct 17 2006 17:08:00

Pat Curran, EVP, Store Operations of Wal-Mart Stores, ranks No. 32 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

Fortune: UnitedHealth Group's Lois Quam Named One of FORTUNE's 50 Most Powerful Womenupdated: Thu Oct 12 2006 17:14:00

Lois Quam, CEO, Ovations of UnitedHealth Group, ranks No. 24 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

Fortune: Avon's Andrea Jung Named One of FORTUNE's 50 Most Powerful Womenupdated: Thu Oct 12 2006 10:12:00

Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO of Avon, ranks No. 7 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

Fortune: Sara Lee's Brenda Barnes Named One of FORTUNE's 50 Most Powerful Womenupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 12:04:00

Brenda Barnes, Chairman and CEO of Sara Lee, ranks No. 6 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

Fortune: Kraft Foods's Irene Rosenfeld Named One of FORTUNE's 50 Most Powerful Womenupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 11:38:00

Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Kraft Foods, ranks No. 5 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

Fortune: ADM's Pat Woertz Named One of FORTUNE's 50 Most Powerful Womenupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 14:39:00

Pat Woertz, CEO and President of Archer Daniels Midland, ranks No. 4 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

Fortune: eBay's Meg Whitman Named One of FORTUNE's 50 Most Powerful Womenupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 14:35:00

Meg Whitman, CEO and President of eBay, ranks No. 3 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

Fortune: Xerox's Anne Mulcahy Named One of FORTUNE's 50 Most Powerful Womenupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 14:25:00

Anne Mulcahy, Chairman and CEO of Xerox, ranks No. 2 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

Fortune: PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi Named One of FORTUNE's 50 Most Powerful Womenupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 13:50:00

Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, ranks No. 1 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

The battle for the soul of the organic movementupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 04:10:00

When Lawrence Woodward started out in organic farming he was a self-described "naive, drop-out", with a simple interest in how people eat. He did a farming course and learned to drive a tractor. He learned the hard way how to turn a conventional farm "organic."

Fortune: ConAgra Foods ranks No. 434 on FORTUNE's list of the World's Largest Companiesupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 11:51:00

ConAgra Foods ranks no. 434 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $15.5 billion in revenues, down 14.6% from the previous year. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company was ranked no. 332 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $0.6 billion, down 20.9% from a year earlier.

Fortune: Groupe Danone ranks No. 407 on FORTUNE's list of the World's Largest Companiesupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 11:06:00

Groupe Danone ranks no. 407 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $16.5 billion in revenues, down 3.4% from the previous year. The Paris, France-based company was ranked no. 351 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $1.8 billion, up 361.4% from a year earlier. 2005 was a banner year for most Global 500 companies.

Fortune: It's good to be the bossupdated: Fri Sep 29 2006 17:13:00

PepsiCo. Xerox. eBay. ADM. Kraft Foods. Sara Lee. Avon. The list of brand-name companies with women chief executives is longer and more impressive than ever, after a year of stunning breakthroughs in corner-office hiring. The first big surprise landed in the spring, when $37-billion-a-year Archer Daniels Midland wooed former Chevron exec Pat Woertz to take over. In June came the next shocker: Kraft Foods, which three years ago had failed to offer enough growth opportunities to keep rising star Irene Rosenfeld from walking away, persuaded her to return as CEO after a dynamic run at Frito-Lay. But the biggest news hit in the heat of August when PepsiCo unexpectedly announced that CEO Steve Reinemund would be stepping down. The front-runner to succeed him, most observers assumed, was an American man, Mike White, who had turned around Pepsi's international operations. Yet Pepsi's board defied the stereotypes, instead tapping Indian-born strategist Indra Nooyi. She had served as president and CFO since 2001 bu...

Fortune: Sara Lee ranks No. 326 on FORTUNE's list of the World's Largest Companiesupdated: Fri Sep 22 2006 13:50:00

Sara Lee ranks no. 326 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $19.7 billion in revenues, up .8% from the previous year. The Chicago, Illinois-based company was ranked no. 307 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $0.7 billion, down 43.5% from a year earlier.

Fortune: PepsiCo ranks No. 175 on FORTUNE's 2006 Global 500updated: Thu Sep 21 2006 15:32:00

PepsiCo ranks no. 175 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $32.6 billion in revenues, up 11.3% from the previous year. The Purchase, New York-based company was ranked no. 172 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $4.1 billion, down 3.2% from a year earlier.

Fortune: Nestlé ranks No. 53 on FORTUNE's 2006 Global 500updated: Thu Sep 21 2006 09:59:00

Nestlé ranks no. 53 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $74.7 billion in revenues, up 6.9% from the previous year. The Vevey, Switzerland-based company was ranked no. 43 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $6.4 billion, up 18.7% from a year earlier. 2005 was a banner year for most Global 500 companies.

Fortune: Unilever PLC ranks No. 106 on FORTUNE's 2006 Global 500updated: Wed Sep 20 2006 21:36:00

Unilever PLC ranks no. 106 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $49.6 billion in revenues, down .8% from the previous year. The London, Britain/Netherlands-based company was ranked no. 81 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $4.7 billion, up 100.6% from a year earlier. 2005 was a banner year for most Global 500 companies.

Fortune: Serwer: Three stocks to chew onupdated: Wed Jun 28 2006 07:56:00

Okay, here we go! Two day Fed meeting begins. Yippee! Rate hike tomorrow. Come on Bernanke, show your mettle! Think different! CUT rates, instead.

Fortune: Sara Lee ranks No. 111 on the 2006 FORTUNE 500updated: Mon Apr 10 2006 11:27:00

Sara Lee ranks no. 111 on this year's list of the FORTUNE 500, with $19,727 million in revenues, up .8% from the previous year. The Chicago-based company was ranked no. 114 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $719 million, down 43.5% from a year earlier.

Fortune: The war for top talentupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 15:31:00

After 500 years or so the scarcest, most valuable resource in business is no longer financial capital. It's talent.

Fortune: Hall of Fameupdated: Mon Nov 14 2005 00:01:00

CALL THEM the Big Eight. Of the 50 women on the power list, only these highfliers are at the very top of their companies--as chair or CEO. By order of ranking, they are Meg Whitman, eBay; Anne Mulc...

CNNMoney: Don't mess with Megupdated: Mon Oct 31 2005 09:18:00

Meg rules again.

Fortune: Great Escapesupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 00:01:00

All in all, our decision-making equipment is pretty sound. We don't follow the lead lemming over a cliff. We can't be fooled into thinking that a 99-cent lure is a meal. We don't try to catch car f...

Fortune: SARA LEE CLEANS OUT ITS CUPBOARDSupdated: Mon Mar 07 2005 00:01:00

With a portfolio that includes such strange bedfellows as Kiwi shoe polish, Bimbo baked goods, and the Wonderbra (not to mention stagnating income and profits, and a languishing stock price), Sara ...

Fortune: How to play the spinoff game updated: Mon Mar 07 2005 00:01:00

THE MARKET'S DRAMATIC, HEADLINE-grabbing upswing in acquisitions during the past few months is masking another key trend that often follows a merger wave: the return of the spinoff. For investors w...

Fortune: DELIVERING AT DOMINO'S PIZZAupdated: Mon Feb 07 2005 00:01:00

While the low-carb and anti-obesity campaigns have slammed food companies from Sara Lee to Kraft, Domino's Pizza hasn't just promised results; it has delivered. Since going public last July, the 44...

CNNMoney: Are you ready to own your health care?updated: Fri Oct 22 2004 15:38:00

Most Americans got their first hint of the future of the U.S. health-care system during President Bush's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention -- but they had to listen very closely.

CNNMoney: Ex-Sara Lee executive abducted?updated: Mon Sep 20 2004 14:53:00

The missing-person case of former Sara Lee executive James Cockman is being treated as a possible abduction, Greenville, S.C., authorities said Monday.

Fortune: A Sex Scandal Is In The Mix At Sara Leeupdated: Mon Sep 06 2004 00:01:00

Sara Lee's CEO runs a public company, but this summer he's been embroiled in a scandal involving a very private matter. In late July, Brenda Jarvis, 35, filed a sexual-discrimination lawsuit agains...

CNNMoney: Playing defense in a rocky marketupdated: Thu Mar 25 2004 16:02:00

After months of steady gains, the stock market has lost its balance. Fears about the economy, turmoil in the Middle East and potential terrorism sent the Dow plummeting more than 700 points since late February.

Fortune: The Top Picks From 50 Great Investorsupdated: Mon Dec 22 2003 00:01:00

Their track records speak for themselves. They are the trapeze artists, the sixth-sensers, the odds beaters. Take, for starters, fund manager Bill Miller, who has outpaced the broader market for a ...

Fortune: Food For Thoughtupdated: Mon Jul 21 2003 00:01:00

Say what you will about American food, at least we Yanks haven't afflicted the world with calamities like haggis, the Scottish staple made of boiled sheep's stomach, or hakarl, an Icelandic offerin...

Fortune: Is This The Next Tort Trap? Using an ancient statute, lawyers make business quake.updated: Mon Jun 23 2003 00:01:00

Strange food, hostile natives, the appalling difficulty of getting the sports scores: From Marco Polo to today's road warriors, doing business overseas has never been easy. But at least Marco Polo ...

Fortune: Thongs Unter Allesupdated: Mon Apr 28 2003 00:01:00

When mighty forces collide, the unexpected often results. Take, on the one hand, the presidency of the United States, and on the other, the thong. When Monica Lewinsky gave Bill Clinton a glimpse o...

Fortune: Crisis in a Coffee Cup The price of beans has crashed. Growers around the world are starving. And the quupdated: Mon Dec 09 2002 00:01:00

Nestled among the rugged hills of Vietnam's Central Highlands, 200 miles north of Ho Chi Minh City, Buon Ma Thuot is a remote and isolated village in a remote and isolated land. The only road in an...

Money Magazine: Why Spin-Offs Make Sense Investing in a company newly freed from its corporate parent is often a smart move.updated: Tue Oct 01 2002 00:01:00

Pitney Bowes' decision last December to spin off its office services business as a new company called Imagistics International seemed like an obvious way to dump a dog of a division. Earnings at th...

Fortune: How To Make A Frozen Lasagna (With Just $250 Million) Grocery-aisle rivals have turned partners in Transora, a updated: Mon Apr 30 2001 00:01:00

It was March 2000, and 20 executives from staid consumer-goods makers like Kraft, Kellogg, and Nabisco were gathered over lunch at the trendy Tribeca Grill in New York City discussing how the Inter...

Fortune: The Not-So-Fine Art Of The Layoff Get job cuts right, and you may be able to salvage your company's future. Mess them up, and youpdated: Mon Mar 19 2001 00:01:00

Scanning the Manhattan headquarters of Urban Box Office Network on a crisp Tuesday morning last November, Ayana Mangum felt a power similar to that possessed by the protagonist in the film The Sixt...

Fortune: Comfort Stocks Worried about the market? Packaged-food companies are set to grow 12% to 14% a year, regardless of Asia, deflatioupdated: Mon Mar 02 1998 00:01:00

Psychologists call it "stress eating syndrome." To Freud it was "oral fixation." Whatever it's called, though, you know the impulse: When life turns stressful, you instinctively reach for familiar ...

Fortune: IS MY PAYCHECK TOO PALTRY?...WILL I LIKE CORPORATE LIFE? ...AND OTHER QUERIESupdated: Mon Jun 09 1997 00:01:00

Dear Annie: I am an MBA with four years' experience in my field and was recently offered a sales analyst position with a FORTUNE 500 company. I wanted the job so badly that I didn't negotiate the s...

Fortune: CAN PROZAC CUT HEALTH COSTS? IT'S NOT CREEPY--IT'S A WONDER DRUG!updated: Mon May 12 1997 00:01:00

How far should a health insurer poke into your privacy? Deep enough to determine that you're depressed and maybe ought to go on Prozac? Lovelace Health Systems, a subsidiary of Cigna in Albuquerque...

Money Magazine: WHY "SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE" INVESTING ISN'T QUITE AS HEAVENLY AS IT MIGHT SOUNDupdated: Sat Jun 01 1996 00:01:00

Ask just about any broker or financial planner, and you'll be told that doctors are not always the savviest investors. Even so, the American Medical Association has some investing advice for you. I...

Fortune: AN ODE TO THE FORTUNE 500 SOME THINGS ARE JUST TOO BIG FOR PROSE.updated: Mon Apr 29 1996 00:01:00

Here's to you, glorious FORTUNE 500! The ways of your excellence cannot be numbered! So once a year, here at this fine periodical, We take a brief pause from the tough and quixotical To bow and exa...

Money Magazine: WITH THIS CONSUMER GIANT, DESSERT IS JUST THE BEGINNINGupdated: Mon Jan 01 1996 00:01:00

SARA LEE (SLE); NYSE, $33.50; 2.3% YIELD

Fortune: SAY THE MARKET DOES CRASH IN OCTOBER... WHAT YOU CAN DO NOWupdated: Mon Oct 16 1995 00:01:00

Investors with any knowledge of the past might well be sweating by now. October, historically the most volatile month of the year, is also the month when the market has taken its most spectacular c...

Fortune: CEO INTERVIEW JOHN BRYAN SARA LEEupdated: Mon Feb 06 1995 00:01:00

In 20 years as CEO of Sara Lee, John Bryan has built annual revenues to $15.5 billion by going global and diversifying -- Hanes, Playtex, and Coach leatherware count among his acquired brands. He s...

Fortune: PORTFOLIO TALK CONTRARIAN VIEWS AND COMPLEX STOCKS AN INTERVIEW WITH WARREN ISABELLE Manager of PIONEER CAPITAL GROWTH FUNDupdated: Mon Sep 19 1994 00:01:00

Sometimes Warren Isabelle, 42, can be a bit gloomy. "How am I doing today? Terrible," says he, as a greeting. In a business of rampant bullishness, Isabelle clearly isn't afraid of being negative. ...

Fortune: COMPANIES PITCH INupdated: Mon Aug 09 1993 00:01:00

Most big Midwest corporations escaped major damage from the recent floods, so , they're busy sending victims what they know and do best: their own products and services. Contributions range from th...

Money Magazine: MAKING MONEY ON AMERICA'S TOP MONEY MAKING COMPANIES These six businesses promise their shareholders total returns of as much asupdated: Tue Jun 01 1993 00:01:00

Investors dumped the shares of one company after another that reported results below expectations as first-quarter earnings were announced in late April and May. United Airline's share price fell 6...

Fortune: FINDING BARGAINS IN BRUISED BRANDSupdated: Mon May 31 1993 00:01:00

Stocks of companies that make famous brand-name products -- once a virtual guarantee of success -- have floundered since the beginning of the year. The roster of losers reads like a grocery clerk's...

Fortune: ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE A P&L STATEMENT FOR THE OLYMPICSupdated: Mon May 03 1993 00:01:00

So far only Sara Lee, NationsBank, Home Depot, and IBM have taken $40 million corporate sponsorships for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Eight or nine sponsors were expected by now. Make-or-break TV con...

Fortune: WHAT CHIEF EXECUTIVES RETURN TO SHAREHOLDERS PER SQUARE FOOT OF OFFICE SPACEupdated: Mon Apr 19 1993 00:01:00

Corporate big shots have big corner offices, right? Not Intel CEO Andy Grove. His cubbyhole is only slightly bigger than his co-workers', and working there, he says, ''is a little like having coffe...

Fortune: HOW TO MAKE YOUR MONEY GROW BY 10% Lower your expectations and roll up your sleeves. To have a spiffy poupdated: Mon Oct 26 1992 00:01:00

YOU HATED the quiche, and the Hermes tie was too expensive anyway. But the 18% average annual return from stocks, the 13% from bonds, the CDs with double- digit yields . . . ah, the Eighties, they ...

Fortune: HOW TO BEAT THE JOB MARKET ODDS FINDING WORK VIA TRADING CARDSupdated: Mon Jun 15 1992 00:01:00

Faced with a stagnant job scene, unemployed managers, career changers, and freshly minted college graduates are finding new ways to hunt for work. Big ) corporations still look good to many, who fl...

Fortune: THE CEO'S SECRET OF MANAGING TIME It doesn't look efficient, but smart executives like being interrupted. They stay plugged in bupdated: Mon Jun 01 1992 00:01:00

IF ONLY there weren't so many interruptions. Look, now Dexter's gliding down the hall. Bet he'll want to shoot the breeze. Doesn't he know I have a mucho important report due Tuesday? Quick, gotta ...

Fortune: MORE MBAs GET THEIR HANDS DIRTYupdated: Mon Dec 02 1991 00:01:00

Once more, dear friends, reports reach this department that business schools are turning more attention to the nitty-gritty of manufacturing. According to a new survey by Fujitsu America, a subsidi...

Fortune: WINNING OVER THE NEW CONSUMER They're tightfisted and don't like to shop. To coax them to start buying again, companies are revaupdated: Mon Jul 29 1991 00:01:00

SELLING to customers in the Nineties is like running a hurdle race. In the Eighties, Americans wanted quality, paid up for it, and -- lucky for marketers -- even flaunted it. Now consumer-products ...

Fortune: WHAT, ME? TOO LEVERAGED? The huge corporate debt undermines American competitiveness, say our CEOs, but few concede that it's huupdated: Mon Apr 22 1991 00:01:00

COULD IT BE that the debt crisis is overblown? The numbers are certainly staggering, and judging from the responses to FORTUNE's latest poll of big- league corporate chiefs, debt is a problem all r...

Fortune: THE BOSSES SEE A RECESSION SOON Sharply reversing earlier views, America's leading chief executives overwhelmingly believe an ecupdated: Mon Oct 08 1990 00:01:00

IF THINKING makes it so, then the phantom recession of 1990 could well turn into the real thing. ''No question about it,'' says James Dresher, CEO of air- conditioning manufacturer York Internation...

Fortune: STOP WHINING AND GET BACK TO WORK You say you're toiling like a galley slave? America's top corporate chiefs think your workweekupdated: Mon Mar 12 1990 00:01:00

WITH U.S. MANAGERS working harder than ever, many have got to wonder whether relief is in sight (see preceding story). The answer from their bosses: Forget it. Far from easing up, CEOs overwhelming...

Money Magazine: STOCKS THAT OUTPACE DEBT-HEAVY RIVALSupdated: Thu Mar 01 1990 00:01:00

''If the '80s was the decade of deal stocks, the '90s will be the decade of quality stocks,'' predicts Bob Chesek, manager of Phoenix Growth Fund. Nowhere do such stocks stand out more clearly than...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Nov 06 1989 00:01:00

NEWTON MINOW, 63, former FCC chairman and a director of Sara Lee, CBS, and other companies, on what he says is the typical CEO's fear of takeover that has distracted him from managing for the long ...

Fortune: NEW WAYS TO EXERCISE POWER There are five kinds of power, the experts say, and chief executives have all of them at their disposupdated: Mon Nov 06 1989 00:01:00

LISTEN TO the new gospel of executive power: ''The more you have, the less you should use,'' says Reuben Mark, CEO of Colgate-Palmolive. ''You consolidate and build power by empowering others.'' Ma...

Fortune: FORTRESS STOCKS WHOSE PRICES WON'T DRIVE YOU UP THE WALLupdated: Mon Oct 23 1989 00:01:00

Rattled by reports of companies tottering under a load of junk-bond debt? Worried about a slowdown in corporate earnings that could send the stock market tumbling? If caution is your buy word, you'...

Fortune: ON THE RISEupdated: Mon Jul 31 1989 00:01:00

LEW FRANKFORT, 43 COACH LEATHERWARE INC. When the founder of this handbag company approached Frankfort, then the commissioner of New York City's agency for child development, it wasn't to talk poli...

Fortune: READY TO RIDE OUT CHINA'S TURMOIL The Chinese -- and the Russians -- are headed toward market economies, say America's top corpoupdated: Mon Jul 03 1989 00:01:00

DESPITE the bloodshed that has stained China in recent weeks -- and despite continuing political ferment in the Soviet Union -- U.S. chief executives view both nations as vast, potentially valuable...

Fortune: UNBUNDLED STOCKS: HOW THEY WORKupdated: Mon Jan 02 1989 00:01:00

Shearson Lehman Hutton has invented a new vehicle with its latest security package -- called an unbundled stock unit -- but a number of companies want someone else to take it out before them for it...

Money Magazine: ADVICE FOR SMALL SHAREHOLDERS: BEST TO STAY BUNDLED UPupdated: Sun Jan 01 1989 00:01:00

While a whole is often worth more than the sum of its parts, in the case of a stock, Shearson Lehman Hutton is hoping the opposite may be true. In December the firm introduced the ''unbundled stock...

Fortune: DROUGHT OR NO, FOOD STOCKS ARE STARTING TO LOOK GOOD AGAINupdated: Mon Sep 12 1988 00:01:00

Food stocks are back. Until recently packaged-food companies seemed pretty unappetizing to investors, even though they have been serving up earnings increases of 15% to 25%. Those growth rates, han...

Fortune: PORTFOLIO TALK Scooping Up Growth Stocksupdated: Mon Mar 28 1988 00:01:00

''I'm a lousy tennis player and getting worse,'' says Robert Chesek, 53, president of Phoenix Series Funds of Hartford, Connecticut. ''But I'm a darn good portfolio manager.'' Indeed. The $580 mill...

Fortune: STILL BULLISH AT THE TOP Though eager for Washington to ''do something'' about deficits, chief executives continue to expect higupdated: Mon Nov 23 1987 00:01:00

DESPITE the market plunge, chief executives interviewed for the FORTUNE 500 CEO poll, the second in a series, are mostly upbeat. They expect no recession next year, think company profits will excee...

Fortune: TOUGH TIMES LIVING WITH TAX REFORM Business is wrestling with confusion over last year's sweeping tax changes while it awaits a updated: Mon Nov 09 1987 00:01:00

ONE YEAR after Congress passed its sweeping tax reform, businesses across the U.S. are only beginning to grapple with the law's dizzying effects. Companies of all types and sizes have had to change...

Fortune: SPIFFING UP THE CORPORATE IMAGE Companies are spending unprecedented sums on ads to persuade the world that they're beautiful buupdated: Mon Jul 21 1986 00:01:00

THE CAMERA sweeps a California hillside, where a flock of bright yellow-and- ( black butterflies flicker over a spring meadow. These are Bay Checkerspot butterflies, the voice-over says, a threaten...

Fortune: EXORCISE THE EXECUTIVE GHOSTWRITERS Businessmen cheat their audiences, and themselves, when they rely on others to pen their worupdated: Mon May 26 1986 00:01:00

Virtually everyone assumes that top executives cannot afford the time to write speeches, articles, press statements, or even their autobiographies. Public relations people welcome this belief becau...

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