INVESTOR FIRM SOUR ON YUCAIPA DEAL

CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores, the retailer here with a history of troubled takeovers, may be heading that way again.A proxy voting service last week released a report recommending that Pathmark shareholders vote against an investment by Yucaipa Cos., saying Pathmark's board acted too hastily when it unanimously approved the proposed acquisition. The report arrived on the heels of a shareholder's

CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores, the retailer here with a history of troubled takeovers, may be heading that way again.

A proxy voting service last week released a report recommending that Pathmark shareholders vote against an investment by Yucaipa Cos., saying Pathmark's board acted too hastily when it unanimously approved the proposed acquisition. The report arrived on the heels of a shareholder's request that Pathmark allow it to further investigate an unnamed private bidder that

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