Ron La Bow's Steely Resolve

Investment banker Ronald LaBow is not one to walk away from a challenge. In the late 1980s, the little-known financier battled Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Oppenheimer & Co. for control of bankrupt Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. LaBow became chairman when the company emerged from Chapter 11 in 1991--and it's now one of the most profitable steelmakers around.

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