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Table of Contents:VOL. 159, NO. 6 - March 30, 2009
COVER STORY
Can Meg Whitman save California
Can Meg Whitman save California
In a bad economy, this sorry state has the worst credit rating and highest taxes. The former eBay chief wants to run it like a business. Is that a good thing? By Patricia Sellers 
FEATURES
Mel Karmazin fights to rescue Sirius
Mel Karmazin fights to rescue Sirius
A lifeline from Liberty Media pulled his satellite radio company back from the brink. Now the CEO has to prove that the business model can still work. By Jon Birger 
Inside the world's biggest hedge fund
Inside the world's biggest hedge fund
Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio's intense focus on principles helps him make money in good times and bad. And now he's bracing for some very tough times indeed. By Brian O'Keefe  
LUXURY REPORT
Diamond's are a banker's worst friend
Diamond's are a banker's worst friend
When Merrill Lynch agreed to bankroll Fred Leighton's effort to become the next great luxury jeweler, the bank had no idea it woudl soon find itself entangled in a glittering strand of litigation. By Suzanne Kapner 
Bavaria's next top model
With its new GT, BMW hopes to expand the definition of a luxury touring car. But down the road it has to figure out what consumers want in a premium green automobile. By Alex Taylor III 
The Applebees of haute cuisine
Jean-Georges Vongerichten plans to open 50 new restaurants in five years. Can the chef conquer the world without losing his three Michelin stars? By Jay Cheshes 
FIRST
Old masters
Georgia's storied Augusta National Golf Club readies for April's Masters Tournament. By Scott Cendrowski 
Madoff and the house-arrest movement
Why more white-collar criminals will get cozy home confinement. By Alyssa Abkowitz 
TV works the news
Ex-bankers and wonks are the next must-see TV. By Scott Cendrowski 
The deal
Should bailout money recipients be getting bashed for enjoying lavish events? By Allan Sloan 
Who's on the CTO shortlist?
The White House is calling Silicon Valley heavy hitters. By Michael V. Copeland 
Nomenclature
"Scrappage": Getting cash for clunkers. By Mina Kimes 
The three-minute manager
My competitors are struggling - how can I grab their customers? By Mina Kimes 
Value driven
Layoffs cost more than you think. By Geoff Colvin  
The best advice I ever got
Alan Miller, CEO of Universal Health Solutions 
Road warrior
Astronaut Sally Ride. By Beth Kowitt 
TECHNOLOGY
The axman comes to Google
The axman comes to Google
New finance chief Pichette gets tough. By Adam Lashinsky 
3-D gets down to business
The same technology that makes images pop off movie screens now helps corporations design models, build objects - even manage employees. By Michael V. Copeland 
The net-connected everything machine
Upstart Fugoo seeks to hook up all your home's appliances. By Jessi Hempel 
INVESTING IN A CRISIS
After the panic, innovation
After the panic, innovation
A veteran tech investor looks at the causes of the crisis and says scientific advances and entrepreneurship will help lead us out of it. By Glenn Hutchins 
Fastest-growing companies update
Drugmaker Gilead stands to benefit as HIV care shifts towards earlier detection and treatment. By Eugenia Levenson 
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