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Table of Contents:VOL. 160, NO. 5 - September 14, 2009
The Business of Style
The new king of luxury
Since taking the reins of one of the world's biggest fashion empires, François-Henri Pinault has put his stamp on Gucci, YSL, and Puma. Now the luxury business is putting him to the test. By Peter Gumbel 
The fate of legendary cars
Tata owns Jag. Volvo is being shopped to the Chinese. We follow the winding road of those and other heritage brands. By Kevin Conley 
The Amazon of fashion
Chic digital merchant Net-a-porter is proving that women will buy a $2,000 dress with just a click of a BlackBerry. High-end retail may never be the same. By John Brodie 
Partners in style
Collaboration is never easy. Fortune salutes the teams who make hard work look smooth. Photographs by Ben Baker; text by Mina Kimes 
The best new idea in business
The best new idea in business
Zipcar has already persuaded hundreds of thousands of young urbanites to share wheels. Now the movement is going mainstream - and players like Hertz and Ford want in. By Paul Keegan 
Checkmate for a Wall Street wizard?
When Lehman, AIG, and Merrill Lynch were in crisis, Chris Flowers could be found at the scene. He survived the maelstrom - but now he has his own billion-dollar problems. By William D. Cohan 
Nothing blue about this airline
In a chronically troubled industry, JetBlue focuses on a culture of low costs, great service, and a certain fun factor. By Marc Gunther 
Gold rush
The search for a "flash in the pan" still goes on in the cold streams of California's Sierra Nevada, though suction dredging has just been banned by the state pending an environmental review. By David A. Kaplan 
Lehman loot: Get it while it's hot!
After Lehman-branded goods were returned from Barclays under bankruptcy proceedings, Lehman promptly set up a store on eBay and a garage sale in its New York City headquarters. By Alyssa Abkowitz 
Bankers' new dating woes
A high-end matchmaker says that women who once asked to meet financiers are requesting lawyers and doctors instead. By Mina Kimes 
The real estate vultures
A Fortress veteran sees opportunity in multimillion-dollar homes that are in foreclosure. By Katie Benner 
The deal
There are problems galore with the current plan for health-care reform. Starting with the fact that it's 1,017 pages long. By Allan Sloan 
Malls think outside the (big) box
In a dismal retail climate, developers are luring unconventional tenants. By Beth Kowitt 
Market-cap madness
China's two most valuable companies are now bigger than the top two in the U.S. By Scott Cendrowski 
Assessing the net value of children
One explanation for a falling U.S. birthrate: a diminishing ROI. By Ben Stein 
Road warrior
GlaxoSmithKline's Abbas Hussain. By Mina Kimes 
iPhone overload
iPhone overload
The way consumers use Apple's mobile phone means big headaches for carrier AT&T. And more smartphones are on the way. By Jon Fortt 
The one-stop health stock
Shares of CVS Caremark are poised to rise - however the health-reform battle plays out - once investors appreciate its complementary business lines. By Mina Kimes 
Selecting currency
How the average investor can get a taste of foreign tender. By Katie Benner 
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