Business: Steel's Maverick

THE best one-word description of Henry J. Kaiser, 77, and his son Edgar Fosburgh Kaiser, 51, is the title of the TV program sponsored by their $1.8 billion industrial empire: Maverick. Before he moved upstairs to let his son take over, bulldozing Henry J. built a worldwide network of diversified companies with an independence and daring that alternately drew gasps, laughter, and profanity from U.S. industry. Last week Son Edgar once more proved that the Kaisers are mavericks: he settled with the striking United Steelworkers on behalf of his Kaiser Steel Corp., thus...

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