Table of contents: VOL. 152, NO. 4 - August 22, 2005
COVER STORY
Meet six unsung civil rights heroes-- among the first black men to fight their way into the executive suite.  (more)

Features
From business and academia to Hollywood and the Beltway, meet the people with the most clout. (more)
How fashionable Saks Fifth Avenue swapped style for scandal--and turned itself into a bargain-priced takeover target. (more)
The folks who brought you Silicon Valley want to ignite a biotech boom, and California's Prop. 71, with $3 billion for stem-cell research, was supposed to be the match. They got a political conflagration instead. (more)
What's most shocking about the controversial--and top-selling--Grand Theft Auto isn't embedded sex scenes. It's the financial chicanery of the game's maker. Why don't investors care? (more)
Bing! While You Were Out

Business Life


A new voice over Internet phone system makes it simple for even tech neophytes to tap into the cutting edge of telephony--and maybe save a bundle on their bills. (more)
First



How conservation could actually make us--gulp--even more reliant on foreign oil. (more)

Citigroup banker by day, hip-hop performer by night, Terence Bradford says, "Trust me, it's all the same hustle." (more)
Jim Bintliff, mud farmer, somewhere in southern New Jersey (more)
Investing
Nothing stays hot forever. But even after the big gains of recent years, housing stocks sport reasonable valuations--and they still have room to grow. (more)

The pork craze may cool, but the pig powerhouse is branching into beef. (more)
A look at some of the best and worst performers from our inaugural list. (more)
Politics
Street Life
Value Driven
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