Table of contents: VOL. 150, NO. 6 - September 20, 2004
Broadband Wonderland Nearly everyone in South Korea has Internet access that puts Americans' to shame. Result: This little nation could have a giant influence on the digital future.
America's 40 Richest Under 40 A billion dollars may be a bit harder to come by these days, but some youngsters are still finding their pots of gold.
Rich kids The Google guys soar toward the top and a few humbled highfliers make comebacks. The biggest news: The appearance of some surprising mogulettes. (Welcome aboard, Mary-Kate and shley!)
Scientific Americans A photographic look at one of the crown jewels of the U.S. economy and the FORTUNE 500: the R&D lab.
Would You Buy A Net Phone From This Man? At age 34, JEFFREY CITRON has launched two successful startups, made hundreds of millions of dollars--and had a run-in with the SEC. Now he's taking on the telecom establishment. Will he get away with it, or will the industry's giants crush him?
Make the Most of Your Mortgage With the right loan, it's still possible to save a bundle. Here are two savvy strategies to beat rising rates.
America's Shrinking Home Equity More money is going out of houses than is going in. That could mean trouble.
It's His Home Depot Now After nearly four years at the helm, ex-GE guy Bob Nardelli tells us how he's finally getting results.
Time To Clear The Air The airline mess has gone from unstable to untenable. But this fall the market may finish what it started.
The Keys To Happiness Microsoft's wireless ergonomic keyboard gives those weary fingers a rest, while Logitech builds a better mouse using laser beams.
The Pill Whose Name Goes Unspoken How do you sell painkillers to an entire generation of consumers hooked on body piercing and extreme sports?
Plotting A Strong Recovery Dick Weiss is guiding Strong Capital past the fund scandal--and still looking for bargains.
Pumping Yield Out Of The Ground Canadian energy trusts are hot because of big, tax-friendly payouts.
The Business Life
The Ultimate Midlife Crisis Car Guide Not as hot as you used to be? Then you definitely need a hot ride. We found three of the best in the sex-on-wheels category: a wild British sports car, a limited-edition supercar, and the most droolworthy bespoke hot rod around.