Table of Contents:VOL. 166, NO. 1 - July 02, 2012
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Cover story
Retirement Guide 2012
Take control of your future
Here's how to save smarter, invest better, live more fully - and reach your retirement goals. By Geoff Colvin
25 picks from great investors
Our roster of market-beating money managers offer their best long-term ideas.
The quest for yield
With interest rates near zero, attractive dividend-paying investments are hard to find. We turned up four areas to explore. By Stephen Gandel
The 401(k) fee revolution
Plan providers have been overcharging for decades, creating a drag on returns. But new rules on fee disclosure should help. Are you paying too much? By Scott Cendrowski
Bet on the brands
They may not be sexy, but food, drink, and household-product stocks can deliver stellar returns. Here's where some top fund managers see the best values. By Scott Cendrowski
Hedge your income
Even the best retirement plan can be derailed by an illness. Protect yourself with long-term disability insurance. By Janice Revell
Europe needs a Herro
Vaunted international stock picker David Herro is betting big on banks in France, Spain, and Italy. Is he crazy? By Mina Kimes
The best places to retire now
Retirement is different today. So are retirees. These five new places will suit both. By Anne VanderMey
First
By the numbers
"Just Like You": the American Girl doll phenomenon. By Colleen Leahey
The briefing
The longevity sweepstakes, China's love affair with Toledo, the rapper and the financier, and more.
Closer look
Basketball star Yao Ming's second act. By JP Mangalindan
Game changers
The coming revolution in gesture-recognition computing. By JP Mangalindan
Tech
Tech star
MicroStrategy CEO Michael J. Saylor became a punch line 12 years ago. He wants to be taken seriously again. By David A. Kaplan
Opinion
Allan Sloan
Misconceptions and myths from the financial crisis: 2007-2012.
Dan Primack
Lessons from the great Curt Schilling fiasco.
Jack and Suzy Welch
Why Joe Biden is wrong about private equity execs.
Erin Burnett
A globetrotter's top place to retire: North Africa.
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