Latest from Todd C. Frankel
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Running on empty

The threats — real and imagined — driving a run on gas across the Southeast. And why Peloton decided to recall 125,000 treadmills.
  • May 13, 2021

How Peloton backed down and agreed to recall treadmills tied to one death, many injuries

In a stunning reversal after fighting regulators, Peloton agrees to voluntarily stop selling its Tread Plus.
  • May 5, 2021

How two Black CEOs got corporate America to pay attention to voting rights

Ken Chenault, the former head of American Express, and Ken Frazier, head of Merck, helped lead the campaign to get companies involved.
  • May 4, 2021

As stock slides, treadmill accidents pit Peloton against safety regulators

Peloton’s Tread+ treadmill has been tied to 39 incidents involving children, objects and one pet being trapped under the machine.
  • Apr 19, 2021

Peloton fights federal safety recall after its treadmills left one child dead, others injured

The previously undisclosed dispute between the nation’s product safety regulator and Peloton — a $34 billion company — has so far taken place outside public view.
  • Apr 17, 2021

Mounting corporate opposition to proposed voting restrictions tests long-standing alliance with GOP

Hundreds of major companies and corporate leaders signed a statement released today that opposes laws that restrict voting rights, the latest step in an escalating battle over election laws being debated nationwide.
  • Apr 14, 2021

More than 100 corporate executives hold call to discuss halting donations and investments to fight controversial voting bills

Executives from major airlines, retailers and manufacturers – plus at least one NFL owner – talked about potential ways to show they opposed the controversial legislation, including by halting donations to politicians who support the bills and even delaying investments in states that pass the restrictive measures
  • Apr 11, 2021

Republicans ramp up attacks on corporations over Georgia voting law, threaten ‘consequences’

The acrimony between Republicans and large companies over Georgia underscores the party’s increasingly fraying relationship with corporate America over social and cultural issues as GOP leaders grapple with the direction of the party after the 2020 election.
  • Apr 5, 2021

The ‘brown gold’ that falls from pine trees in North Carolina

The dropped needles of longleaf pine trees are so sought-after and in such high demand that a lucrative multi-million dollar business has grown up around raking, baling and selling them to landscapers and homeowners as mulch. Some even call it “brown gold.” That’s why North Carolina made it a felony to steal pine needles.
  • Mar 31, 2021