Table of Contents:VOL. 158, NO. 9 - November 10, 2008
Look who pays for the bailout
Meet the HENRYs (high earners, not rich yet). They make $250,000-plus and get taxed to high heaven. And they're about to be socked again.
By Shawn Tully with Joan Caplin
THE ECONOMY IN CRISIS
Is buy-and-hold dead?
The short answer: No. As grim as things look, here are three big reasons not to abandon your investing strategy. By Brian
Can Larry Fink save Wall Street?
BlackRock's expertise in evaluating exotic securities has put its CEO at the center of the credit crisis. By Katrina Brooker
The risk fallacy
The very systems the banks created to protect themselves are at the heart of the financial meltdown. By Nomi Prins
Call this a crisis? Just wait
A bigger economic disaster in the making: 78 million baby-boomers eligible for Social Security and Medicare. By David M.
The mogul behind the predator
Neal Blue, CEO of defense contractor General Atomics, is famous for his sharp-elbowed business style. By Barney Gimbel
NBC hired Ben Silverman to reinvent television. Can he air anything as awesome as the Ben Silverman show? By Richard Siklos
Cashing in on green energy
Solar, wind, and carbon-trading stocks may pay off bigtime for patient investors. By Brian Dumaine
Doing well by clearing the air
Investing in carbon credits takes an appetite for risk and complexity. But this market is doing much better than most. By Marc
Solar stocks for a rainy day
The industry has taken a beating in the market lately, but a few standouts may shine in the long run. By Michael V. Copeland
Trying to catch the wind
Developers and turbine makers are scrambling to feed growing demand for power. By Todd Woody
Finding the right fund
There are lots of choices, but many are new and untested. We discovered three with seasoning and size. By Eugenia Levenson
Comedy thrives when the markets swoon. By Jon Birger and Scott Cendrowski
Whose space is MySpace?
A tell-all questions who really sold to News Corp. By Jessi Hempel
A hit-driven Christmas
Toymakers hope a few standouts can rescue holiday sales. By Mina Kimes
Playing the blame game. By Allan Sloan
Can free markets clean up the credit default swap mess? By Telis Demos
World's Most Admired Companies
How breakfast food maker General Mills milks its products for margins. By Mina Kimes
The Three-Minute Manager
How do I groom and keep talented employees? By Mina Kimes
Where business is booming
Saskatchewan has 10,000 job openings. Bring your parka. By Jon Birger
A return to thrift: Main Street should follow Wall Street when it comes to deleveraging. By Geoff Colvin
The Best Advice I Ever Got
Christine Day, CEO of yoga apparel retailer Lululemon Athletica.
Questions for ...
Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson answers fortune.com readers' queries - and some of our own. By Barney Gimbel
Big tech goes bargain hunting
Good news for corporate giants with billions in cash: All those startups with technology you coveted? Fire sale!!! By Michael V.
Autodesk's cabinet of wonders
A tour of the software stalwart's new temple of industrial design. By Jeffrey M. O'Brien
Sumner Redstone's personal financial troubles aren't just his problem. They're his shareholders' too. By Richard Siklos
LIFE AT THE TOP
Cool cars for tough times
Joy rider Sue Zesiger Callaway stages a supercar showdown.
Stroke of genius
Golf icon Annika Sorenstam builds a business around her name. By Jessica Shambora
Laurence Franklin, CEO of Tumi. By Eugenia Levenson
Two compilations of top songs and movies. By Daniel Okrent
As the virtual currency goes mainstream, many of the reasons why investors embrace bitcoin could go away |more|