Table of contents: VOL. 150, NO. 9 - November 1, 2004
COVER STORY
Looming lawsuits, angry investors, declining profits: The Vioxx debacle is just the latest setback for the proud pharmaceutical giant. (more)

Features
Brazil's economy is picking up, thanks largely to exports bound for China. And that's good news for a leftist President with a fiscally conservative agenda. (more)
The shock jock is leaving AM/FM. Will the industry be shocked out of its torpor? (more)
Can David Pecker, publisher of the National Enquirer and Star, turn his company into a glossy-magazine Bigfoot? (more)
Creating a HYDROGEN-POWERED combustion engine. (more)
BMW wants to get bigger, and quickly. To do that, the world's 14th-largest car company is planning to sell--Beemer lovers, please avert your eyes--inexpensive hatchbacks and minivans. (more)
Take one eerily prescient CEO. Stir in some savvy acquisitions. Execute like no one else. Result: returns that soar above the pack. (more)
How a state agency ruling on climate change may force Detroit to spend $33 billion. (more)
CEO Hector Ruiz came from humble roots to propel AMD into the big leagues. (more)
Really, really bad. (more)
Brainstorm

Columnists

Features/Cover Story
Looming lawsuits, angry investors, declining profits: The Vioxx debacle is just the latest setback for the proud pharmaceutical giant. (more)
First

FRANK STRONACH (more)
ACCOUNTING (more)
WHAT TO WATCH IN THE WEEKS AHEAD (more)
TAKEOVER BATTLE (more)
BILLIONAIRE BLASTOFF (more)



MSN TV 2 Internet & Media Player connects to a TV for e-mail, photos, and music. The catch? If you can set it up, you probably don't need it. (more)
Bush and Kerry's opposing views on the economy don't change one fact: We may still have half a recession to go. (more)
Stop wringing your hands over low voter participation, America! A modest proposal for achieving 100% participation rates. Forever. (more)
Marcus Gutierrez, Graphic Films Corp. (more)
Investing
With the industry reeling from a scandal, the fund heavyweight goes on the offensive. (more)
These seven boutique funds go toe-to-toe with the big boys and win. (more)
Value Driven
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