China gets ready for takeoff
TABLE OF CONTENTS
November 18, 2013
Cover Story

Can a state-owned company thatâÄôs just five years old take on Boeing and Airbus? Comac, ChinaâÄôs aircraft maker, has exceedingly lofty ambitions. By Scott Cendrowski

FEATURES
  • Reinventing football

    Reinventing football

    Led by youthful owner Jed York and a team of Silicon Valley veterans, the San Francisco 49ers are bringing big data to the business of football and building a cutting-edge stadium in Santa Clara that will redefine the fan experience. By Brian O'Keefe

  • The best advice I ever got

    The best advice I ever got

    Wisdom isnâÄôt cultivated just over time, but through relationships. Fortune spotlights business partners, government leaders, heads of foundations, mentors, and others with a willingness to learn from one another.

  • The big handoff at Hearst

    The big handoff at Hearst

    Legendary CEO Frank Bennack Jr. remade the publishing company by pushing into new businesses (and grabbing a chunk of ESPN). Can successor Steven Swartz keep it going? By Beth Kowitt

  • The Fortune interview: Larry Summers

    The Fortune interview: Larry Summers

    The controversial economist talks about markets, the two Presidents he has served, his years at Harvard, "the power of careful thought," and much more. Interview by David A. Kaplan

  • An outsider in the family castle

    An outsider in the family castle

    For six decades the Estée Lauder clan ruled in cosmetics. Then they realized they needed a different kind of leader to carry on the dynasty. By Shawn Tully

INSIGHTS
  • Allan Sloan

    Allan Sloan

    Why we need leaders with some sense of shame.

  • Sheila Bair

    Sheila Bair

    We're still on the hook for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Let's abolish them.

  • Nina Easton

    Nina Easton

    A "Buffett rule" GOP leaders should heed.

  • John Cassidy

    John Cassidy

    The biggest threat to the U.S. economy? Washington dysfunction.

FIRST
  • Closer look

    Closer look

    High-tech medical devices for pets may help save humans. By Ryan Bradley

  • Chartist

    Chartist

    The Budweiser Clydesdales vs. Wells FargoâÄôs stagecoach horses. By Daniel Roberts

  • Off the field

    Off the field

    Billy Beane scores with NetSuite. By Adam Lashinsky

  • Great workplaces

    Great workplaces

    Scottrade's family-like workplace of ice cream socials and cook-offs. By Catherine Dunn

  • Face to Face

    Face to Face

    Siblings build a Fair Trade tea empire. By Catherine Dunn

  • World's Most Admired Companies

    World's Most Admired Companies

    St. Jude Medical returned to growth by promising innovative new products. By Craig Giammona

  • The new metropolis

    The new metropolis

    How Seattle cut municipal waste and saved money. By Erika Fry

VENTURE
  • How I Got Started

    How I Got Started

    Marie Gray went from refugee to model to founder of dressmaker St. John. By Dinah Eng

  • David vs. Goliath

    David vs. Goliath

    Three small businesses show how a tiny player can rock a giant. By Elaine Pofeldt

  • Verne Harnish

    Verne Harnish

    The five most important business books of the past year.

TECH
  • Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs

    Iliad founder Xavier Niel wants to shake up France's education system. By Vivienne Walt

  • Mobility@work

    Mobility@work

    Samsung is spending big to win over Silicon Valley. By Michal Lev-Ram

  • The future is now

    The future is now

    The Internet of things is coming to an appliance near you. By Jessi Hempel

  • The Fortune 500 series

    The Fortune 500 series

    MetLife is using data and software to improve its business and change corporate culture. By Jennifer Alsever

INVEST
  • Activism

    Activism

    ValueAct's Jeffrey Ubben has some ideas for Microsoft. By Stephen Gandel

  • Face-off

    Face-off

    Alcoa: Buy or sell? Interviews by Nin-Hai Tseng

  • Anatomy of a trade

    Anatomy of a trade

    Why Anthony Lombardi of Delaware Value Fund is betting on Broadcom. By Scott Medintz

  • 21st-century investing

    21st-century investing

    What's missing from TwitterâÄôs IPO: profits. By Lauren Silva Laughlin

  • Wealth adviser

    Wealth adviser

    Retailers are duking it out with aggressive discounting. Here's how investors can survive. By Janice Revell

LEADERSHIP
SMALL BIZ
  • Grow the right way

    Grow the right way

    Three ways entrepreneurs can hone their strategy to land new business. By Elaine Pofeldt

EDITOR'S DESK
  • A China crisis that's here

    A China crisis that's here

    Explosive growth means little if the Chinese government canâÄôt provide the most basic element of human existence: clean air. By Andy Serwer

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