Lou Whiteman

Lou Whiteman has covered transports and the industrials for The Deal for nearly two decades, developing extensive contacts including industry leaders, consultants, regulators and labor representatives. Whiteman has reported on negotiations between major airlines ahead of deal announcements, identified takeout targets in aerospace prior to auctions being made public and participated in briefings with regulators and airline CEOs. Prior to joining The Deal, Whiteman covered community and regional banks for American Banker and was also a reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal. He has appeared on numerous television and radio outlets, including CNN International and National Public Radio, and has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland.

Recent Articles By The Author

Southwest's Labor Chief Heads for Exit as Union Talks Drag On

Southwest's Labor Chief Heads for Exit as Union Talks Drag On

The airline, squeezed between a new generation of discounters and more streamlined legacy airlines, has been unable to reach deals with key unions for more than three years.

SolarCity's Insider-Heavy Bond Offering Provides Fodder for Bulls and Bears Alike

SolarCity's Insider-Heavy Bond Offering Provides Fodder for Bulls and Bears Alike

Musk and two SolarCity execs will purchase $100M of a $124M debt sale, raising concern that the market is unwilling to provide the solar company with further funding.

Tesla Breaks 300 Mile Range Barrier

Tesla Breaks 300 Mile Range Barrier

The automaker formally announced a new 100 kilowatt battery option for its Model S sedan, giving the vehicle a 315 mile range and better acceleration

Mobileye/Delphi Plan Off-the-Shelf Self-Driving Gear for 2019

Mobileye/Delphi Plan Off-the-Shelf Self-Driving Gear for 2019

The companies are trying to carve out a place in an area where large automakers are increasingly moving R&D in-house, building a package to be available to all by 2019.

Caterpillar to Rid Itself of Coal Units Tied to Ill-Fated 2010 Deal

Caterpillar to Rid Itself of Coal Units Tied to Ill-Fated 2010 Deal

The company is exploring options for a portion of its mining business, shedding part of what it acquired when it spent $8.6 billion for Bucyrus International.