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CNNMoney: Riding that train: CSX earnings a great signupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 13:21:00

CSX investors might want to be singing along with The Yardbirds today. Train kept-a-rollin' all night long! The railroad owner reported first-quarter sales and earnings after the closing bell Tuesday that beat forecasts.

Fortune: Union Pacific railroad builds U.S. economyupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 16:30:00

The strawberries on your cereal. Your laptop, cell phone, and TV. The coal that's burned to power them. The car you drive. The roof over your head. We may work in a knowledge economy, but Madonna had it right: We live in a material world.

Fortune: Elko, Nevada: Where the recession never hitupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 10:50:00

At a time when local officials coast to coast are frantically slashing municipal budgets, furloughing employees, and trying to soothe recession-wounded constituents, Curtis Calder, the city manager in Elko, Nev., has a hard time coming up with much to worry about.

Text messages of engineer in deadly train wreck detailedupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 14:05:00

Trains and text messages made a deadly combination when two locomotives collided head-on last year near Los Angeles, California, witnesses told an investigative panel this week.

Train operator's last textsupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 14:05:00

A report says a train operator may have let friends operate his train before a deadly crash. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.

The Ski Train: Colorado's quiet treasureupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 09:57:00

Many skiers who visit Colorado prefer the slopes of Aspen, Vail or Breckenridge. But there's a cool little day trip from Denver that often gets overlooked by out-of-towners.

Engineer sent text 22 seconds before fatal train crashupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 21:34:00

A Metrolink engineer driving a commuter train sent a text message about 22 seconds before the train collided with a Union Pacific freight train last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.

Commuter train engineer didn't apply brakes in fatal crashupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 11:08:00

The National Transportation Safety Board said a Metrolink train that slammed head-on into a freight train Friday did not apply its brakes, according to preliminary data from the investigation.

Time.com: LA Commuter Train Wreck; 18 Dead, 135 Hurtupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 01:00:00

Emergency crews found more victims early Saturday, boosting the death toll to 18, as they delicately picked apart the mangled wreckage of a commuter train that collided head-on with a freight train on the same track

Fortune: Riding the money trainupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 15:07:00

High energy prices have started to put a dent in corporate profits. But surprisingly, one industry that relies heavily on oil has not been hurt: the railroads. Most of the nation's top railroad companies have chugged along with strong sales and earnings increases in 2008, their results stoked by rising demand for transporting food and coal.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to keep climbingupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 06:48:00

Stocks looked set Friday to extend the previous session's advance as oil prices fell further and the dollar rallied.

CNNMoney: Look again - there's good earnings newsupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 11:24:00

The deluge of quarterly financial reports continue this week. What have we learned so far?

CNNMoney: FedEx doesn't deliverupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 15:44:00

FedEx issued a nasty surprise to Wall Street this morning.

Money Magazine: Why Warren Buffett is buying railroadsupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 12:38:00

Want to invest in a green industry that employs the latest technology, reduces U.S. oil consumption and is priced very attractively? Look no further than the railroads. Laggards for decades after the 19th-century boom ended, they're hot again.

Money Magazine: The Fed will calm a stormy marketupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 10:28:00

The stock market is in turmoil. Fears of a recession are rising. And experts question whether the Federal Reserve's big interest-rate cuts are enough to save the economy. Does that mean you need to be doing a dozen things right now to protect your investments?

CNNMoney: CP buys U.S. railroadupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 07:45:00

Canadian Pacific Railway agreed to buy Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation for at least $1.5 billion in cash, the companies announced late Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Stocks inch higherupdated: Wed May 16 2007 09:28:00

Stocks gained Tuesday morning as investors welcomed news of big investments from Berkshire Hathaway and others. However, any advance was limited by a mixed housing report and continued reluctance after the recent run.

CNNMoney: Dow opens in record territoryupdated: Wed May 16 2007 09:19:00

Wall Street was encouraged Wednesday by bullish buys from major investors like Warren Buffett and George Soros as well as news from the housing sector.

Money Magazine: 7 Stocks for the Really Long Runupdated: Sun Oct 01 2006 00:01:00

WHEN YOU'RE SAVING FOR RETIREMENT, YOU FACE A timeline measured not in years, but in decades. How do you find investments that can go the distance, so that you don't have to keep worrying about you...

Money Magazine: 7 stocks for the really long runupdated: Mon Sep 11 2006 10:28:00

When you're saving for retirement, you face a timeline measured not in years, but in decades. How do you find investments that can go the distance, so that you don't have to keep worrying about your portfolio and making constant adjustments to your holdings, a practice that, study after study shows, lowers your returns?

Money Magazine: A smart way to play high oil pricesupdated: Mon Aug 07 2006 18:49:00

High oil prices have been dragging down stocks. And share prices got another kick in the head Monday, when BP announced it would be shutting down the Prudhoe Bay oilfield in Alaska.

Fortune: Leading indicatorsupdated: Fri Jul 07 2006 10:36:00

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Fortune: Union Pacific ranks No. 164 on the 2006 FORTUNE 500updated: Tue Apr 18 2006 11:37:00

Union Pacific ranks no. 164 on this year's list of the FORTUNE 500, with $13,578 million in revenues, up 11.2% from the previous year. The Omaha, Neb.-based company was ranked no. 174 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $1,026 million, up 69.9% from a year earlier.

Deaf beauty queen was text-messaging when hit by trainupdated: Wed Mar 15 2006 12:51:00

Deaf beauty contest winner Tara McAvoy was walking along the railroad tracks from her Austin, Texas, home to her mother's workplace, text-messaging family and friends, when a train struck her and killed her, according to the Austin Police Department.

CNNMoney: Post-disaster, now comes the job searchupdated: Thu Sep 15 2005 09:49:00

Hurricane Katrina will cost the nation 400,000 jobs by the end of the year, according to the Congressional Budget Office. To put that in perspective, employment in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast totaled about 775,000 at the end of 2004.

Fortune: Does Your Employer Help You Stay Healthy?updated: Tue Jul 12 2005 09:05:00

Pitney Bowes provides walking paths and Aetna helps pay for weight-management classes. But companies overlook an easy way to help workers be healthier: time off.

Money Magazine: Wall Streetupdated: Sun May 01 2005 00:01:00

MARKET PERFORMANCE

Money Magazine: Three Bargains for Uncertain Timesupdated: Sun May 01 2005 00:01:00

For more than a year, stock prices have failed to make much headway despite above-average economic growth, falling unemployment and rising personal incomes. Most forecasters have regarded the marke...

CNNMoney: Three bargains for uncertain timesupdated: Thu Apr 14 2005 10:45:00

For more than a year, stock prices have failed to make much headway despite above-average economic growth, falling unemployment and rising personal incomes. Most forecasters have regarded the market's sideways drift as a chance for stocks to catch a breath before a second phase of the bull market begins.

CNNMoney: Changes to the Sivy 70updated: Mon Mar 21 2005 17:35:00

The Sivy 70 is a list of key companies suitable for conservative long-term growth investors. I review the list periodically to make sure that the stocks' long-term prospects still meet the criteria for inclusion.

Train collision near Los Angeles kills 11updated: Wed Jan 26 2005 09:51:00

A suicidal man will face murder charges after parking his vehicle on railroad tracks Wednesday, causing a commuter train collision that killed at least 11 people outside Los Angeles, officials said.

CNNMoney: The next hot 'hoodsupdated: Fri Sep 03 2004 13:20:00

A few years ago, that neighborhood was definitely on the wrong side of the tracks.

Money Magazine: It's Called a Correction There's nothing unusual about a pullback in a bull market--and it creates bargains updated: Thu Jul 01 2004 00:01:00

Pessimism is rampant. Despite a string of good statistics--on growth, productivity, housing and unemployment--an increasing number of investors think the economy is falling apart and the bull marke...

Money Magazine: It's called a correctionupdated: Wed Jun 16 2004 17:33:00

Pessimism is rampant. Despite a string of good statistics -- on growth, productivity, housing and unemployment -- an increasing number of investors think the economy is falling apart and the bull market is just about over.

Two killed by freight train in Washingtonupdated: Mon May 31 2004 20:43:00

A Union Pacific freight train struck and killed at least two people walking across a bridge in southern Washington state Monday afternoon, a train official said.

CNNMoney: Cheap is cheapupdated: Mon May 10 2004 17:37:00

The economy has averaged nearly 5 percent real growth over the past four quarters.

Money Magazine: What's Next for the Bull Despite investors' worries, this bull looks as though it has a lot further to runupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 00:01:00

The bull market celebrated its first birthday on March 11, and that anniversary should be cause for widespread happiness. But for many investors, a tinge of anxiety has undercut both their enthusia...

Money Magazine: What's next for the bull?updated: Tue Mar 16 2004 17:13:00

The bull market celebrated its first birthday on March 11, and that anniversary should be cause for widespread happiness.

CNNMoney: Investing's one free lunchupdated: Tue Feb 03 2004 16:19:00

Everyone pays lip service to the importance of diversification, but few investors really understand how to get the full benefit of mixing different types of assets. In fact, it's well worth reviewing the theory behind diversification because it's the one free lunch in investing.

CNNMoney: Union Pacific: Sleeper trainupdated: Tue Jan 20 2004 09:50:00

I generally try to avoid recommending a stock right before the company reports earnings. It's just too easy to be embarrassed by some negative surprise.

Fortune: Uphill Battle Few companies have tried harder than Union Pacific to help employees slim down. Why isn't it working?updated: Mon Feb 03 2003 00:01:00

Union Pacific Railroad has long known that many of its 48,000 employees--mostly middle-aged men--are overweight. That can be a dangerous problem for people who ply the rails. So 16 years ago the Om...

Fortune: How Trains Trump Trucksupdated: Mon Sep 30 2002 00:01:00

When one of the nation's oldest trucking companies declares bankruptcy just as the biggest railroad announces record quarterly earnings, tabloid headlines like STALLED TRUCK CRUSHED BY SPEEDING LOC...

Fortune: New Hope For Trucks And Trains Trucking capacity is down, railroads are eliminating bottlenecks, and carriers' meager profits coupdated: Mon Dec 24 2001 00:01:00

Back when the economy was perking along, the term "supply chain" was usually accompanied by a reference to some computer program touted as the way to "automate all aspects of global logistics." Far...

Fortune: Inside The 500 Revenues rose; profit growth slowed. And, no, tech on the 500 didn't die.updated: Mon Apr 16 2001 00:01:00

It was the year the Internet bubble burst, the Nasdaq tumbled, and the economy slowed. But guess what? The revenues of America's 500 biggest corporations kept on growing in 2000. In FORTUNE's annua...

Money Magazine: Split Personality What the big gap between the market's leaders and laggards meansupdated: Tue Feb 01 2000 00:01:00

The most important trend in the stock market today is what analysts call divergence. The best-performing stocks keep moving higher, while shares that have long been lagging fall further and further...

Fortune: Telecom's Real Estate Problem THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND. MAYBE.updated: Mon Jul 05 1999 00:01:00

Peer idly out the window of a moving train, and you might catch a glimpse of small warning signs posted along the track. Fiber-optic cables, owned perhaps by AT&T, MCI, Sprint, or Qwest, are buried...

Fortune: Where to Find Good Corporate Soldiers MILITARY VETS FOR HIREupdated: Mon Feb 15 1999 00:01:00

There's an episode of Seinfeld in which Elaine--during her days as the brassy CEO of J. Peterman--can't manage to fire an incompetent mail clerk. Why? The clerk, a former soldier who sports militar...

Fortune: The Year Of The Mega Merger To understand what's driving the urge to merge, just follow the money.updated: Mon Jan 11 1999 00:01:00

Have you been receiving these checks in the mail? Not ones made out to you; ones you write. They've got your name and address printed in the corner, just like your regular bank checks--except you d...

Fortune: On The Road Nearly all truckers, from industry giants to the tiniest independents, have had trouble making a buck updated: Mon Apr 27 1998 00:01:00

Trucking is one of those industries both wonderfully grand and stupefyingly tedious at the same time. The wonderful part: Massive, dazzling, chrome-plated trucks pushed down the highway by burly gu...

Money Magazine: Bigger Is Betterupdated: Wed Apr 01 1998 00:01:00

The wave of mergers sweeping Wall Street today is fundamentally different from the mania of the 1980s. And the potential payoffs are far greater. But to cash in on the boom, individual investors wi...

Fortune: The Wreck Of The Union Pacific In its glory days, UP completed the transcontinental railroad. It always had the best locomotivesupdated: Mon Mar 30 1998 00:01:00

Since 8:30 in the morning, two 3,000 horsepower locomotives pulling 65 freight cars have been barreling west from Beaumont, Texas, through Houston on their way to Mexico. I'm on the train, riding c...

Money Magazine: Bottom Fishing For These Four Depressed Stocks Can Net You Total Returns As High As 29%updated: Thu Jan 01 1998 00:01:00

When stock valuations head into uncharted waters, as they did in 1997, smart investors often start trawling for companies whose share prices have sunk recently because of temporary business setback...

Fortune: KISSING OFF THE IRS HELP WANTEDupdated: Mon May 26 1997 00:01:00

The job of IRS commissioner, once a plum, is now a lemon. The outgoing collector-in-chief, Margaret Richardson, announced her resignation in January after the Treasury made clear it wanted a top co...

Money Magazine: EARN 30% AND UP FROM MERGER MANIA THE U.S. RESTRUCTURING BOOM GIVES INVESTORS A SHOT AT BIG PROFITS--EVEN IN TODAY'S PRICEY MARKupdated: Tue Apr 01 1997 00:01:00

Given today's high-flying market, you might think there were no stocks left that could climb another 30% on top of the almost unbelievable 70% advance of the past two years. Testifying before the S...

Money Magazine: HOW YOU CAN KEEP EARNING DOUBLE-DIGIT STOCK PROFITS IN THIS OVERPRICED MARKETupdated: Tue Apr 01 1997 00:01:00

We first warned readers more than a year ago that stocks were flying too high. Since then, we've advised you to follow a defensive strategy to guard against a possible 15% to 20% plunge in share pr...

Fortune: ARE YOU AFRAID OF SUCCESS? A SURPRISING NUMBER OF TALENTED PEOPLE ARE. TO FIND OUT IF YOU'RE ONE OF THEM, TAKE updated: Mon Jul 08 1996 00:01:00

"An amazing day. Amazing. I don't know how it happened. He had played so great. It was the strangest turn of events I've ever seen. I feel so sad for him." So said Nick Faldo about Greg Norman, whi...

Money Magazine: SAFE WAYS TO CASH IN ON TODAY'S MEGADEALS THE CURRENT BOOM IN MERGERS AND SPIN-OFFS GIVES YOU A CHANCE AT STOCK PROFITS OF UP TOupdated: Mon Jan 01 1996 00:01:00

CORPORATIONS IN THE U.S. ARE caught up in the biggest frenzy of mergers and spin-offs since the late 1980s. The value of mergers announced in 1995 alone figures to top $325 billion, far above the p...

Fortune: AMERICA'S HEALTHIEST COMPANIES SICK OF HEART-STOPPING HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS? SMART COMPANIES LIKE J&J AND updated: Mon Jun 12 1995 00:01:00

Deep in the Louisiana bayou, a team of leathery pipeline workers--of all people--celebrate the rigors of healthy living. A few years ago the 14 men who operate a 22-acre natural gas platform in the...

Fortune: IN A DRY ERA YOU CAN STILL BE TRAPPED BY DRINKING SURE, THE THREE-MARTINI LUNCH IS LONG GONE, BUT THAT GLASS updated: Mon Mar 06 1995 00:01:00

Considering that the stuff has been around for at least 6,000 years, and that historians think it may have been invented even before bread, and that 70% of the adult American population uses it, an...

Fortune: TIPS FOR HIRING TECHIES updated: Mon Aug 22 1994 00:01:00

How does your company recruit technical workers? Still hanging that tacky job openings sign by the plant gate? Or maybe you're running cryptic classifieds. Are you happy with the results? As techni...

Fortune: THE NEW WORKER ELITE Technicians are taking on a bigger role and commanding new respect as the core employees of the Informationupdated: Mon Aug 22 1994 00:01:00

Chances are pretty good that Beth Malloy will play a major role in making a scientific discovery that may one day save your life. A laboratory technician on the cardiovascular research team at Gene...

Fortune: WHAT'S SO HOT ABOUT OUTSIDERS? Plenty. Motorola's George Fisher, parachuted into Kodak, is just the latest to take on a troubledupdated: Mon Nov 29 1993 00:01:00

CALL IT THE YEAR of the outsider. In boardrooms from coast to coast, directors of troubled corporations have been snapping up CEOs from other companies as if they were multimillion-dollar, free-age...

Fortune: BUY STOCK -- OR DIEupdated: Mon Aug 23 1993 00:01:00

How to make executives behave in the best interest of shareholders? For years companies did it by subtly encouraging the brass to buy stock in their employer -- often by making shares available at ...

Fortune: THE LARGEST U.S. SERVICE CORPORATIONS LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS A PREVIEW OF THIS YEAR'S SERVICE 500updated: Mon May 31 1993 00:01:00

You might say that the FORTUNE Service 500 had an okay year in 1992, with profits up 9%, to $73 billion. But put those numbers in context, and they suddenly look a lot better. The gain was the seco...

Fortune: THE BUSH CABINET GETS ON BOARDupdated: Mon Mar 22 1993 00:01:00

Bush Administration honchos -- particularly women -- are high on the list of those corporations looking to fill board seats. No small irony that, given the ex-President's popularity among female vo...

Fortune: MIKE WALSH TAKES ON BRAIN CANCER ''Look, I know this is bad,'' says the all-star CEO from Tenneco. But doctors tell him it's ''pupdated: Mon Feb 22 1993 00:01:00

FOR 50 unblemished years, Mike Walsh -- Stanford running back, White House Fellow, Yale Law grad, and now transformational CEO of a once teetering industrial giant -- has lived the American dream, ...

Fortune: LEADERS OF CORPORATE CHANGEupdated: Mon Dec 14 1992 00:01:00

One day soon you may have to work radical change in an organization -- but how? Four CEOs who have turned companies upside down recently told what they've learned at the FORTUNE 500 Forum in San An...

Fortune: HOW TO REMAKE YOUR SALES FORCE The customer used to be king; now he's a dictator demanding that you redesign your selling aroundupdated: Mon May 04 1992 00:01:00

UNTIL four months ago, David Donaldson sold boilers for Asea Brown Boveri, a $29-billion-a-year Swiss-based industrial equipment manufacturer with rapidly expanding operations in the U.S. After 30 ...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page NOVEMBER 18, 1991 VOL. 124, NO. 12 updated: Mon Nov 18 1991 00:01:00

EXECUTIVE LIFE/COVER STORIES 70 MORALE CRISIS The people who used to be the brass's most reliable backers -- middle managers and other white-collar workers -- now feel disenfranchised and cynical. ...

Fortune: 'SUCCESS DEPENDS ON LEADERSHIP' At Union Pacific, Michael Walsh proved he knew how to run a railroad. Now he's trying to work hiupdated: Mon Nov 18 1991 00:01:00

HOW DOES IT feel to be an outsider taking control of a huge, strange organization? Just ask Michael Walsh. Since abandoning law for business 11 years ago, Walsh, 49, has been traveling faster than ...

Fortune: RAIL CHIEF CHUGS OFF TO TENNECOupdated: Mon Sep 09 1991 00:01:00

Mike Walsh, 49, likes Omaha, home of the Union Pacific Railroad, which he recently left as CEO. Walsh, who listens to rock music in his office, gets much of the credit for Union Pacific's turnaroun...

Fortune: YOUR BEST INVESTMENT STRATEGY FOR AN ECONOMIC RECOVERYupdated: Mon Jul 29 1991 00:01:00

Call it a mid-season slump. After starting the year red-hot, stocks cooled off during the second quarter and headed into the summer almost exactly where they closed in late March -- lots of churnin...

Fortune: COMEBACK AHEAD FOR RAILROADS They have been losing out to truckers for decades. Now they are grabbing business and making sharehupdated: Mon Jun 17 1991 00:01:00

FROM THE BLACK coal trains sliding like pythons through the Appalachian foothills to double-stack convoys speeding just-in-time cargoes from Chicago to Los Angeles, America's railroads are bound fo...

Fortune: A HIGH-TECH GUIDE TO GETTING THE MESSAGE ACROSS updated: Mon Jun 03 1991 00:01:00

-- In the ''information richness'' studies that Vanderbilt professor Richard Daft conducts, employees invariably say that face-to-face communication with management and fellow employees is preferab...

Fortune: CHAMPIONS OF COMMUNICATION Now hear this: Smart managers are using everything from rap to high tech to stay in touch with employupdated: Mon Jun 03 1991 00:01:00

WITHOUT A SCRIPT or any rehearsal, Mike Walsh, CEO of Union Pacific Railroad, holds the stage for 5 1/2 hours as employees from 24 sites across the country fire questions at him via satellite. With...

Fortune: THE MAN USED-CAR DEALERS TRUSTupdated: Mon May 20 1991 00:01:00

Save for the big automakers, Warren Young may be the nation's leading car salesman. But you won't see him on TV hosting tacky ad spots with balloons and marching music. Young, 63, a former mechanic...

Fortune: THE BOOKS CEOs ARE READING NOWupdated: Mon Aug 13 1990 00:01:00

Several books turn up on more than one CEO's night stand, including two best- sellers: Scott Turow's novel The Burden of Proof and the memoir, Father, Son & Co., co-authored by former IBM CEO Thoma...

Fortune: AN OUTSIDER FIRES UP A RAILROAD Proud but hidebound, the Union Pacific was run for the managers, not the customers. Then Mike Waupdated: Mon Dec 18 1989 00:01:00

THE UNION PACIFIC Railroad, the granddaddy of the American industry, the co- driver of the Golden Spike at Promontory, Utah, was run for a century with all the rigor of a model-train set. Blessed w...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page DECEMBER 18, 1989 VOL. 120, NO. 15 updated: Mon Dec 18 1989 00:01:00

THE ECONOMY/Cover Story 52 HOW AMERICA CAN TRIUMPH The U.S. enters the 1990s bristling with opportunity. A world of increasingly shared power still needs leadership, and America remains the logical...

Fortune: A FEW RAILS THAT COULDupdated: Mon Jun 19 1989 00:01:00

Streamlined from downsizing and well oiled with earnings, railroads steamed into 1989. But investors should think twice before getting on board. While several newly restructured lines look promisin...

Fortune: THE SEVEN KEYS TO BUSINESS LEADERSHIP A presidential campaign raises the question anew: How can corporate chiefs go beyond managupdated: Mon Oct 24 1988 00:01:00

THE BARBARIAN HORDES were descending on Rome, mayhem in their loathsome souls. There was only one man to take charge of the republic in its hour of need, and the call went out to a humble farmer na...

Fortune: PORTFOLIO TALK KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR INFLATIONupdated: Mon Jul 18 1988 00:01:00

George Roche, 47, is not a native of Baltimore, but he has begun to feel at home after living there for 20 years. He sails Chesapeake Bay and cheers on the Orioles. As portfolio manager of T. Rowe ...

Fortune: PORTFOLIO TALK A Fan of Smokestack Americaupdated: Mon Oct 26 1987 00:01:00

Just six months ago Charles Clough (rhymes with how) came aboard as chief investment strategist for Merrill Lynch, where he counsels over 11,000 retail brokers and 440 institutional brokers at the ...

Fortune: Rail Stocks Are Comin' Round the Mountainupdated: Mon May 25 1987 00:01:00

In the past 12 months, as most of the rest of the market has cannonballed forward, railroad stocks have chugged ahead only 3%. Now, security analysts say, they are poised to really move. If the eco...

Fortune: COMPANIES TO WATCH Wilson Foods Corp.updated: Mon Apr 27 1987 00:01:00

This Oklahoma pork packer went belly up in 1983, filing for bankruptcy less than two years after LTV spun it off to shareholders. Wilson had wasted away by selling low-margin commodities -- hams fr...

Fortune: COVER THE YEAR'S 50 MOST FASCINATING BUSINESS PEOPLE HARWOOD COCHRANE FROM TWO USED TRUCKS TO A $1.2-BILLION DEALupdated: Mon Jan 05 1987 00:01:00

IT WAS the highlight of my life,'' says Harwood Cochrane. To get that kind of rating from a 74-year-old multimillionaire, it would have to be a big deal -- and it was. In October the plain-spoken C...

Fortune: COVER THE YEAR'S 50 MOST FASCINATING BUSINESS PEOPLE DREW LEWIS SWEET YEAR FOR A BARN CLEANERupdated: Mon Jan 05 1987 00:01:00

GENTLEMAN FARMER and businessman Drew Lewis has few peers when it comes to shoveling out a barn and emerging clean. In 1986 he did it twice -- in the figurative sense -- finishing a triumphant stin...

Fortune: THOMSON McKINNON Getting ready for a modest rise in inflation with paper, energy, and defense stocks. updated: Mon Nov 24 1986 00:01:00

Harry Zisson, 47, doesn't look for a terribly exciting economy over the next 12 months. The dollar's depreciation will help exporters, he says, and the tax bill should stimulate the economy somewha...

Fortune: PORTFOLIO TALK Winning Picks From the Vermont Hills updated: Mon Nov 10 1986 00:01:00

In an age when computers can screen stocks this way and that, portfolio manager Christopher Martin, 45, relies heavily on Yankee shrewdness. In the five years through September 30, his $500-million...

Fortune: Signalsupdated: Mon Oct 13 1986 00:01:00

ITT is reportedly planning to cut as many as 630 of the 900 employees at its Manhattan headquarters through early retirement and layoffs. Honeywell announced it would eliminate 4,000 jobs, or 4.3% ...

Fortune: Drew Lewis Heads for Union Pacificupdated: Mon Feb 17 1986 00:01:00

After serving as Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Transportation, Drew Lewis joined Warner Amex Cable Communications in 1983, hoping to make it profitable in two years (FORTUNE, October 29, 1984). A tr...

Fortune: THE YEAR'S 50 MOST FASCINATING BUSINESS PEOPLE HARWOOD COCHRANE FROM TWO USED TRUCKS TO A $1.2-BILLION DEALupdated: Sun Jan 05 1986 00:01:00

IT WAS the highlight of my life,'' says Harwood Cochrane. To get that kind of rating from a 74-year-old multimillionaire, it would have to be a big deal -- and it was. In October the plain-spoken C...

Fortune: THE YEAR'S 50 MOST FASCINATING BUSINESS PEOPLE DREW LEWIS SWEET YEAR FOR A BARN CLEANERupdated: Sun Jan 05 1986 00:01:00

GENTLEMAN FARMER and businessman Drew Lewis has few peers when it comes to shoveling out a barn and emerging clean. In 1986 he did it twice -- in the figurative sense -- finishing a triumphant stin...

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