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Table of Contents:VOL. 156, NO. 11 - November 26, 2007
The money machine breaks down The subprime mortgage crisis just keeps getting worse. (more)
Robert Rubin, the financial giant's new chairman, talks about why Citi didn't see the subprime mess coming.  (more)
Fortune's Geoff Colvin takes a closer look at the greenback's spiraling decline.  (more)
Everything was supposed to be different in the post-Enron era, wasn't it? Yet here we are just six years after that calamity, and it feels as though someone hit rewind.  (more)
Why should ousted CEOs get to walk away with millions? Fortune's Allan Sloan takes a look.  (more)
Gore's surprising new gig How a recovering politician (Al Gore), a legendary VC (John Doerr), and a bigtime moneyman (David Blood) struck up an alliance with an audacious goal: making over the $6 trillion global energy business. (more)
An inside look at the hyperintelligent, superconnected band of serial entrepreneurs who are turning Silicon Valley upside down. (more)
In Western Australia a mining rush is unearthing massive quantities of iron ore to feed China's insatiable demand for steel. The continent's vast mineral wealth is creating a brash new era of billionaires and boomtowns. (more)
A photo album of the multigenerational clans that still control huge chunks of New York City's iconic skyline. By Christopher Tkaczyk and Corey Hajim (more)
Tesco reinvents the 7-Eleven The British retail giant is out to break the mold with gourmet mini-supermarkets in Southern California, reports Fortune's Matthew Boyle and Michael V. Copeland. (more)
Facebook thinks it has found a way to sell ads on its network. Google is readying a counterattack. Their fight may determine the future of advertising.  (more)
Is the profit gush ending? Crude prices are soaring, but some big oil firms reported a drop in earnings this quarter.  (more)
With the credit crunch threatening high-profile deals, risk arbitrageurs have to have nerves of steel. For those that do, the rewards are still there. (more)
Collectors sober up
Weak sales and the failure to find buyers at a recent auction signal that the white-hot contemporary art market is finally starting to cool. By Eugenia Levenson
How Lenovo CEO Bill Amelio brought two disparate corporate cultures together when a Chinese PC maker bought IBM's ThinkPad business. (more)
How I Work
Hotelier Ian Schrager can't manage without to-do lists, vacations, and Starbucks coffee. By Eugenia Levenson
Pasta panic The price of wheat is up 60% this year, and in Italy they're taking to the streets over the cost of tortellini. (more)
Technology Despite the iPhone's near-flawless design, little gotchas seem to pop up at every turn. (more)
Comcast CEO: Investors are wrong about us The CEO of the largest U.S. cable company talks about his company's ailing stock, competition from satellite and phone rivals, and ongoing tussles with the NFL. (more)
The Airstream: One sleek mod pod The iconic aluminum trailers are back with a vengeance -- and road trips have never looked so good. Fortune's Sue Zesiger Callaway camps out in style. (more)
In American Creation, a distinguished historian fearlessly tackles the patriotic myths surrounding our nation's birth. By Daniel Okrent
Road Warrior
Travel tips and beauty secretys from Betsy Olum, senior vice president of marketing for Sephora. By Kate Flaim
Playing the oil boom The stocks we recommended in May have soared, along with the price of crude. It's time to take some profits. (more)
Small-stock focus
Helping move money on six continents, Kansas-based Euronet Worldwide is a thriving company with a healthy long-term outlook. By Katie Benner
The veteran banking analyst talks about the subprime mess, the lessons from Merrill Lynch and Citigroup's miscues, and the stocks he's recommending now. (more)
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