Table of Contents:VOL. 158, NO. 6 - September 29, 2008
Paulson to the rescue
The Treasury chief is betting billions on bailouts. Can he save us from a meltdown? By Marc Gunther
Putting lipstick on a pig
Wall Street suffered from the illusion that it could make beautiful bonds out of piles of dubious mortgages. By Elizabeth
The Lehman lesson
What went wrong with the stories investment-banking firm is a warning for all of Wall Street. By Allan Sloan and Roddy Boyd
Money never sleeps
Inside the life of a night trader. Photographs by Benjamin Lowy. Text by Leigh Gallagher
Special Report: The Art of Selling
Legends of sales
Bizarre and daring feats of salesmanship.
How to sell in a lousy economy
Despite a spate of negative economic indicators, these salespeople haven't missed a step. Here's how top performers at GE, Google,
PepsiCo, and more are thriving during the downturn. By Jia Lynn Yang
The top ten mistakes salespeople make.
Big Blue's go-to guy in India is out to sell you on a very big idea. By Jessi Hempel
The mind of a modern salesperson
Fortune asked 305 sales professionals about the state of the art in 2008.
Eight books that belong in everyone's briefcase. By Jia Lynn Yang
Fearless at 50
50 Cent and bestselling author Robert Greene tackle the business world in a new book. By Shannon Fitzgerald
Can the Bank of New York get a fair trial in Moscow?
A U.S. bank must make its case in a court experts say favors the Kremlin. By Roger Parloff
The Colvin Interview
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
California's hedge fund king
Farallon's Thomas Steyer is a self-made billionaire and an unreconstructed liberal. By Adam Lashinsky
Home Depot's total rehab
CEO Frank Blake thinks an army of orange aprons will save the day. A Fortune 500 Series special report. By Jennifer Reingold
Field study: The evolution of work
Xerox ethnographers study how to get diverse and far-flung teams to come together. By Jenny Mero
Winemaking for fun and profit
A tour of California wine country, the type-A rich person's second-career heaven. By Jeffrey O'Brien
Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies
Six stocks to buy now
Our picks for 2008 are trading 31% to 58% off their recent highs. By Jon Birger
The class of '08
This year's list of America's supercharged performers.
The prophet of $500 oil
If Matt Simmons is right, the recent drop in crude prices is an illusion. By Biran O'Keefe
Masks of the candidates will scare up $15 million this Halloween. By Scott Cendrowski
Damien Hirst, the bad boy of high art. By Eugenia Levenson
Fannie, Freddie, Ben, and Alan. By Allan Sloan
Edmunds.com vs. 'Consumer Reports'. By Alex Taylor III
Recession ... or not? By Geoff Colvin
Making saving sexy. By Suzanne Kapner
Neither candidate knows what's about to him him. By Nina Easton
The best advice I ever got
Disney's Anne Sweeney.
Goldman's commodities queen
Does Isabelle Ealet have the toughest job on Wall Street? By Telis Demos
MySpace takes on iTunes
Coming soon to MySpace: just about any music, for nothing. By Devin Leonard
Questions for ...
MySpace co-creator Chris DeWolfe. With Devin Leonard
On the Net, the whole world knows your dog's name
How to secure security questions. By Michael V. Copeland
Everyone hates ComScore
As the de facto measuring authority of online audiences, tiny ComScore punches above its weight - and earns some serious coin. By Jessi
Hottest tech job?
Wildlife biologists are in demand as solar plants are built where protected species live. By Todd Woody
As the virtual currency goes mainstream, many of the reasons why investors embrace bitcoin could go away |more|