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Table of Contents:VOL. 156, NO. 5 - September 03, 2007
Risk returns - with a vengeance For years big players ignored obvious dangers and reaped rich rewards. Now they are paying for their recklessness, and so is everybody else. (more)
Some of the best minds in the financial world share their reactions to the recent meltdown, as well as their insights on what lies ahead. (more)
Asset-backed securities were a great business for Germany's IKB bank - until everything blew up. (more)
The subprime mortgage collapse is threatening the market for both lowend and high-end housing. (more)
Mortgage mayhem
The mortgage default mess is not easy to understand, but our Fortune graphic makes a complex situation clearer.
A formula for panic: Shifting values, dubious financial instruments, no towering leader. Familiar? (more)
China's mobile maestro China Mobile's CEO has to please 332 million subscribers and thousands of shareholders, as well as the Communist Party. It's not easy. (more)
Flight of the honeybees The disappearance of millions of bees has touched off a scientific detective mission to avert a pollination crisis. Can researchers get to the bottom of colony collapse disorder before it strikes again? (more)
The Bear truth Entrepreneurial but plodding: That was the reputation of Bear Stearns. But then it strayed into high-risk hedge funds. (more)
Measuring web-page views is far from an exact science, and that's a big problem for online advertisers. (more)
Low-key Samsung is now the No. 2 seller of cellphones. (more)
Sumner Redstone plans to live 50 years more, drinking MonaVie. (more)
A glove story Rawlings has made the fanciest baseball glove ever. (more)
Couch-potato nation U.S. workers can't compete globally unless they work harder. (more)
Apple's surprise weapon Apple's Macintosh computers are becoming its hottest line. (more)
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