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Table of Contents:VOL. 160, NO. 3 - August 17, 2009
Cover story
The biggest bailout yet
The biggest bailout yet
We may be preoccupied with fixing the economy, but the mother of all bailouts, the restructuring of the Social Security system, is just around the corner. Fortune's Allan Sloan takes a look at the troubled retirement program, why it's more important now than ever - and how lawmakers can repair it. 
Whither Medicare?
 
Features
The Grifter?
Some executives thought it was their lucky day when Dina Wein Reis called with a lucrative proposition. It wasn't. By James Bandler with Doris Burke 
The shadowy business of diversion
 
China's amazing new bullet train
This year Beijing will spend $50 billion on what will soon be the world's biggest high-speed train system. (It leaves America in the dust!) Here's how it works. By Bill Powell 
The king of low-cost drugs
Teva CEO Shlomo Yanai runs the world's biggest generic-drug maker. Watch out, Pfizer. By Mina Kimes 
First
Making dough
McDonald's sales abroad are holding up - last year they accounted for 60% of revenue. By Suzanne Kapner 
High society gets distressed
Brands catering to the well-heeled feel the pain. By Suzanne Kapner 
Obama's stimulus killers
His two big goals for the fall could burden the already weak economy. By Nina Easton 
How I got started
Duke Energy's Jim Rogers on his unlikely path to becoming a CEO. Interview by Julie Schlosser 
Argentina's cattle crisis
A spike in prices is threatening the world's most beef-dependent economy. By Telis Demos 
Viewpoint: Allan Meltzer
An anti-inflation proposal for the Fed. 
Best companies to work for
Day care matters at SAS. By Christopher Tkaczyk 
Plus
Summer Twittering • The book on Bernanke • and more 
Technology
Google (still) loves YouTube
Google (still) loves YouTube
Why does Google continue to support the money-losing site? By Jessi Hempel 
Online video sites fizzle
Startups Joost and Veoh try to retool while network-backed Hulu cruises. By Jessi Hempel 
Life at the top
The best new business hotels
The best new business hotels
With the needs of business travelers in mind, we pick the top 10 new hotels from Beijing to Zurich. By Sara Henrichs and Diane Tegmeyer 
Road warrior
Josh Bernstein, host on the Discovery Channel. 
Book review
Scientists and poets in The Age of Wonder. By Daniel Okrent 
Letters
 
Bing!
 
Investing in a crisis
Adventurous funds for uncertain times
World allocation managers scour the globe for the best opportunities. By Mina Kimes 
Cognizant stays hot
The IT firm grows while rivals suffer. By Scott Cendrowski 
Face-off: Can eBay rebound?
Our analysts debate the auction site's prospects. By Scott Cendrowski 
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