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

Tough Times for Airlines but American Has a Plan

Tough Times for Airlines but American Has a Plan

The airline continues the trend of predicting weakening revenue in the second half, but also articulates a plan to deal with the issues.

It's Time for Southwest to Make Tough Decisions on Pricing and Revenue

It's Time for Southwest to Make Tough Decisions on Pricing and Revenue

The airline misses on profit and revenue and warns of weakness in the third quarter. The once plucky upstart needs to make tough decisions about pricing and revenue soon.

More Quarters Like This One and GM Could Quiet the Skeptics

More Quarters Like This One and GM Could Quiet the Skeptics

The automaker beat on profit and revenue and raised guidance for the full year. Results like this will go a long way toward winning over what remains a skeptical market.

Elon Musk's Dream for Tesla Could Be an Investor's Nightmare

Elon Musk's Dream for Tesla Could Be an Investor's Nightmare

The Tesla CEO outlines an ambitious agenda for his company's future. As appealing as it sounds, executing on the plan involves significant financial risk.

General Motors Profit Surges on Strong U.S. Sales

General Motors Profit Surges on Strong U.S. Sales

The automaker also raises full-year guidance as the strong U.S. consumer should offset potential European weakness.