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T. Boone Pickens To the Rescue

Texas oilman and rancher T. Boone Pickens grabbed a lot of sympathetic headlines after Hurricane Katrina by airlifting 800 abandoned dogs and cats out of the...

10 Questions for T. Boone Pickens

His name sounds as if it belonged to a blues singer, and this Texas oilman has made plenty of executives cry. The hostile-takeover artist, 76, was targeting CEOs...

High Times for T. Boone Pickens

To many, he is a real-life J.R. Ewing, the ruthless but fascinating wheeler- dealer whom viewers of Dallas love to hate--and sometimes secretly admire. To , his...

T. Boone's Tokyo Campaign

An American tycoon tries to make an investment in Japan but runs into an intricate web of cozy corporate ties that shuts out foreigners. At the stockholders'...

Corporate Fear and Trembling

An extraordinary specter is haunting the leaders of some of America's largest corporations. The specter is a Texan--a very rich and wily one. His name is T. (for...

A Shark Loses Some of His Teeth

To many business leaders, Corporate Raider T. Boone Pickens was beginning to look like an unstoppable threat. Moving with growing audacity, Pickens and his...

Why Romney Is Polishing Energy’s Apple

On Tuesday night in Dallas, Mitt Romney made one thing clear: He was not “just polishing the apple for T. Boone Pickens here,” he said, when he began his policy...

Why Bain Matters Cont.

Joe Nocera has an important column in the Times today about the cult of “shareholder value” and its impact  on American  capitalism over the past 30 years...

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SPELL-CHECK EDITION GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK Snigdha Nandipati Correctly spelled guetapens to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Mitt Romney Championed "A Better...

As Oil Explodes, Why Natural Gas Prices Stay Low

If Best Buy had a big sale on Blu-ray discs, would you go out and buy a Blu-ray player? The energy markets are kind of like that — natural gas is really cheap,...

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