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Table of Contents:VOL. 160, NO. 8 - October 26, 2009
Cover stories
It's China's world (we just live in it)
It's China's world (we just live in it)
The Chinese have long been on a shopping spree for natural resources. Now, with $2 trillion in their pockets, they are aiming at automakers, high-tech firms, and real estate. Where will they strike next? By Bill Powell 
China buys the world
Chinese acquirers, backed by state money, have been doing progressively bigger and bolder deals. A map of the 122 largest acquisitions since 2000. By Alyssa Abkowitz 
Why Obama fired a shot
Hitting China with a tire tariff, the President hoped to show Americans he'll enforce the rules on free trade. But he hasn't got much room to alienate the country that finances growing U.S. deficits. By Nina Easton 
The power broker and the biggest bank failure of the year
The power broker and the biggest bank failure of the year
Bobby Lowder, a legend in Alabama, built Colonial Bank into a real estate money machine, only to see it collapse in ruins. By Brian O'Keefe 
Microsoft is cool again!
After the Vista debacle, Microsoft changed the way it makes software. The result, Windows 7, is winning raves. Can a new operating system (and a new attitude) help the company take on Google? By Jeffrey M. O'Brien 
A powerful comeback
AES, an electricgenerating giant, grew so fast it nearly sank. But with a former naval officer at the helm, the newly disciplined company is starting to look like a global contender. A Fortune 500 Series feature. By Marc Gunther 
Sugar rush
Candy sales sweeten in hard times. By Suzanne Kapner 
Commercial real estate death watch
Is another debt bubble about to burst? By Katie Benner 
Chrysler chief's debts and divorce
A puzzling new chapter for revered auto executive Jim Press. By Mary M. Chapman 
New York's gas battle
The Marcellus Shale is a gold mine. Can the locals handle the rush? By Mina Kimes 
Road warrior
Endeavor CEO Linda Rottenberg. By Sheridan Prasso 
Teaching ethics to MBAs. By David A. Kaplan 
Larry Summers speaks ...
About Lehman, TARP, turf wars, and more. By Nina Easton 
Does Dick Parsons have a conflict of interest? By Ben Stein 
The Pantone color gang. By Alyssa Abkowitz 
Beware a gold bubble
The run-up to more than $1,000 an ounce has investors excited. But market fundamentals point to a decline. By Scott Cendrowski 
Analyst face-off
Dell diversifies. 
Managing through crisis
American Express CEO Ken Chenault talks with Geoff Colvin about surviving the meltdown and the challenges ahead. 
Editor's desk
Cars + Tech: A special report
The hydrogen car fights back
President Obama is betting on batteries, but a number of automakers are renewing their push for hydrogen. By Michael V. Copeland 
The game-changer
An interview with Better Place CEO Shai Agassi. 
An app store for autos? By Michael V. Copeland 
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