Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter & Co. said late last week that it has received a commitment for $500 million of its $1.7 billion financing for Sunbeam Corp.

The commitment came Thursday, two days after a bank syndication meeting in which Al J. Dunlap, Sunbeam's chief executive, faced tough questioning from potential investors. The confrontation between Mr. Dunlap and bankers stemmed from a story critical of Mr. Dunlap and Sunbeam in Barron's on June 8.

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