Stories by Michael Connor

  • Dunlap's shadow still felt at Sunbeam

    Say "Sunbeam" and investors think "Chainsaw" Al Dunlap at least as quickly as Mr Coffee, Oster or any of the other famous brands made by the No. 1 U.S. small-appliance maker.

  • Disclosure rule not opening all doors on Wall Street

    Full disclosure does not spell full access on Wall Street. Investor conferences hosted by top investment banks and brokerages - during which CEOs pitch to big institutional investors, sometimes dramatically moving their companies' share prices as they speak - very often remain invitation-only affairs.

  • Animal-rights group targets Burger King

    Animal-rights group PETA on Wednesday said it would campaign to force No. 2 fast-food group Burger King to adopt new animal welfare standards, following a similar publicity effort last year against McDonald's.