Table of contents: VOL. 154, NO. 6 - September 18, 2006
COVER STORY
Bill Gates has the money. But no one motivates people and moves mountains like Bill Clinton. He's even got Rupert Murdoch onboard. A look at how the former President has borrowed from the business world to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa and other scourges. (more)

Features
The computer giant's current woes have been overhyped. But it still needs to figure out how to build a brand that customers can love. (more)
Whether or not Iran is building nuclear weapons, its auto industry, the largest in the Middle East, is learning how to cope with privation - and planning for worse. (more)
In two plants 7,000 miles apart, two workforces make the same products for the same company. But how they go about the business couldn't be more different. Fortune's Alex Taylor III takes a look at who's winning this China - U.S. competition. (more)
Supercomputers? How do you predict the unpredictable? Test bombs without explosions? With a very large, very expensive machine in a very cold room. (more)
Welcome to our annual ranking of supercharged performers. (more)
The latest edition of our annual ranking of hot companies shows the power of petroleum --and vanity. (more)
How investors should handle the ten biggest stocks on our list of fast-growing companies. (Plus, our take on Apple and Google.) (more)
These managers have a knack for spotting winners. (more)
These two marquee fast-growers aren't on our list. Are they buys? (more)
brainstorm
Why the healing power of placebos is making doctors think twice. (more)
business life
With twice the capacity and more versatility, SanDisk's Sansa could be the Nano for the rest of us, says Fortune's Peter Lewis. (more)



business life: your money at play
Seven days. 180 holes. 105 degrees. One man takes on Mission Hills, the world's largest golf complex, and nearly overdoses on "green opium." (more)
cover stories
How the leaders of the hedge fund world have banded together to fight poverty - taking gobs of money from the rich, applying strict financial metrics in giving it away, and making philanthropy cool among the business elite. (more)
dispatches
In the battle between Indian generics companies and Western drugmakers, the losers may be millions of AIDS victims, Fortune reports. (more)
Koizumi is counting his final days. Japan's economy is buoyant. Can it last? The next Prime Minister will inherit problems that could sink the island nation. (more)
He's gone from homeless single dad to successful stockbroker. And that's just the start for Chris Gardner Inc. (more)
The once dowdy New England doughnut chain is riding high on the popularity of its brew. Can it go coast to coast? (more)
features: cover stories
From the start at my company, salesforce.com, philanthropy was woven into the DNA. Here's how. (more)
first

A compendium of revealing stats. (more)
An interview with Susan Lyne, 56, President and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. (more)
What to watch in the weeks ahead. (more)
The biotech appears likely to lose a patent trial involving Erbitux, its lucrative cancer drug and sole product. (more)
These companies - from eBay to Geico - cut down on hype and connected with customers, says Fortune's Ellen McGirt. (more)

To make CEO, August Busch IV, the ladies' man, knew he'd have to settle down. (more)
Swedish inventor Torbjörn Eriksson has developed a new propeller that can give boats a real speed boost. (more)
With entrepreneur Scott Johnson at its helm, the Myelin Repair Foundation is taking on multiple sclerosis with all the gusto of a startup. (more)
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo employs a unique tactic to soak up an oil spill off the coast of the Philippines. (more)
Residents and businesses in Gualeguaychú have concerns over the environmental effects of two new paper mills. (more)
The basketball star goes one on one with Fortune's Brian O'Keefe. (more)
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vinod Agarwal plans to build a semi-conductor plant in India. (more)
He's reputed to be developing a new, $5 billion venture - and he stands to collect $120 million in back pay from CSFB. (more)
Gary Wisecup, 42 repair technician, H&H Industries, Oak Hill, Ohio. (more)
fortune small business
Here's a plan that could put an end to skyrocketing premiums -- and at a relatively low cost to taxpayers. (more)
inside table of contents
Five companies that made the Fastest-Growing list -- and kept on growing. (more)
small business
Fast food veteran Lamar Berry opens up a new chain of sandwich stores. (more)
When seeking a new secretary, I made a big mistake. I hired one who didn't understand my business -- or me. (more)
the 100 fastest-growing companies
Adobe's strategy has kept the wind in its sails for over 15 years. (more)
American Eagle Outfitters rebounds by focusing on what teens want. (more)
Biotech giant Amgen has kept momentum through a series of new drugs and innovations. (more)
Papa John's Pizza founder John Schnatter hung up his oven mitts, but the company is still thriving. (more)
WellPoint Health increases its market share through acquisition. (more)
value driven
Public companies are losing execs to deep-pocketed private firms. (more)
while you were out
Stanley Bing speaks for all boomers when he says 'they'll have to pry my BlackBerry from my cold, dead hands.' (more)
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