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Past articles by Brooke:

The Do-It-Yourself Home-Improvement Boom Is Over

Stanley Black & Decker slashed its 2022 earnings guidance nearly in half as the pandemic surge in house repair and renovation projects fades. → Read More

Spirit Had No Choice But Heed Investors and Jilt Frontier

The ultra-low-cost airline couldn’t persuade enough shareholders to back a deal with its preferred but more stingy partner. → Read More

3M’s Headaches Won’t Vanish With New Maneuvers

Spinning off the conglomerate’s health-care business and seeking bankruptcy for its troubled earplug unit are a start, not a solution. → Read More

3M’s Headaches Won’t Vanish With New Maneuvers

Spinning off the conglomerate’s health-care business and seeking bankruptcy for its troubled earplug unit are a start, not a solution. → Read More

Perishing Casket Sales Aren’t a Death Sentence

As more people choose cremation, Hillenbrand is using the cash flow from its shrinking casket business to transform into a diversified industrial company. → Read More

The Customer Demand Is There. The Supply Still Isn't.

Whether it’s airlines, railroads or the manufacturing industry, demand isn’t yet a problem. Service is another issue. → Read More

Industrial Slowdown Doesn’t Look Too Frightening

Distributor Fastenal is a harbinger for the rest of the sector. Costs are still high but stabilizing, the ability to source products is improving and hiring is on the upswing. → Read More

Industrial Slowdown Doesn't Look Too Frightening

Distributor Fastenal is a harbinger for the rest of the sector. Costs are still high but stabilizing, the ability to source products is improving and hiring is on the upswing. → Read More

Frontier Tries to Call Spirit Shareholders’ Bluff

The airline wants to force a decision on the antitrust risk of its offer compared with the one from rival suitor JetBlue, but the price gap between them is still too wide. → Read More

Caterpillar and Boeing Show Headquarters Don’t Matter

For a growing number of US manufacturing companies, where the home office is situated is increasingly irrelevant. → Read More

Caterpillar and Boeing Show Headquarters Don’t Matter

For a growing number of US manufacturing companies, where the home office is situated is increasingly irrelevant. → Read More

JetBlue’s New Takeover Offer Puts Rival Bidder Frontier in Hot Seat

Spirit shareholders might still be wary, but JetBlue’s dogged pursuit of the budget carrier increases pressure on Frontier to pony up. → Read More

JetBlue’s New Takeover Offer Puts Rival Bidder Frontier in Hot Seat

Spirit shareholders might still be wary, but JetBlue’s dogged pursuit of the budget carrier increases pressure on Frontier to pony up. → Read More

An Industrial Stalwart Goes All-In on Specialty Software

Roper Industries trades metal-bending for faster-growing, more profitable businesses. → Read More

KKR Wins by Treating Workers More Like Owners

Putting equity in the hands of rank-and-file employees is hard. Giving them an annual budget for workplace improvements isn’t. More companies should follow the buyout firm’s lead. → Read More

KKR Wins by Treating Workers More Like Owners

Putting equity in the hands of rank-and-file employees is hard. Giving them an annual budget for workplace improvements isn’t. More companies should follow the buyout firm’s lead. → Read More

What Does Nucor See in Garage Doors? An Opening

The steelmaker is diversifying, a concept that is coming back in fashion for industrial companies. → Read More

Boeing Faces a Chorus of Critics in High Places

The planemaker’s troubles are so bad that top executives at some of its biggest customers are publicly assailing its management. → Read More

Boeing Faces a Chorus of Critics in High Places

The planemaker's troubles are so bad that top executives at some of its biggest customers are publicly assailing its management. → Read More

JetBlue Will Force Up Spirit’s Price One Way or Another

Its hostile offer is a substantial premium to the accepted one from Frontier, which will most likely have to raise its bid. → Read More