Table of contents: VOL. 153, NO. 8 - May 1, 2006
COVER STORY
Net companies are on fire again. Here's the smart way to invest without getting burned (more)

Features
Dick Ebersol lived through the plane crash that killed his son. Now he's trying to lead a recovery at NBC. Will "Sunday Night Football" be the cure his network needs? (more)
Brutal competition. A stock going nowhere. Microsoft is in crisis, so Bill Gates has unleashed his new hire, software genius Ray Ozzie, to remake the company - and conquer the Web. (more)
brainstorm
How to avoid the mistakes we made when we argued about free trade. (more)
business life
Three satirical novels drive home an age-old point--and they're funny too. (more)

Spring colors abound, music is in the air, and picture perfect mobile phones are on the way. (more)

business life: your money at play
The future is now: Cars that drive themselves are taking over the road. (more)
columnists
Is the financier bringing a faith-based business model to Hollywood? (more)
At home in Richmond, Rick Wagoner faces some tough questions. (more)
dispatches
Enron's ex-CEO takes the stand and scores some points. But will it be enough to keep him out of jail? (more)
The global electronics industry has made tin a hot commodity. But that's cold comfort to the miners of Walikale. (more)
first
WHAT TO WATCH IN THE WEEKS AHEAD (more)


Dave Wirtschafter - President, William Morris Agency (more)

Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has won high praise for his plan to cover the uninsured. Good for him, but there's still a long way to go. (more)
Question Authority: Garry Betty, EarthLink CEO (more)
Champion Madaba, 45, leader, MineTech International UXO (unexploded ordnance) clearance team, Amarah, Iraq (more)
fortune small business
When it comes to building their businesses, women lag far behind men--but that's changing fast. (more)
Savvy entrepreneurs are looking to wealthy women for funding. (more)
letters
street life
Emerging-markets whiz Mohamed El-Erian takes over at Harvard. (more)
the index
the johnson magic
Does BET billionaire Bob Johnson have what it takes to conquer the world of finance? The Carlyle Group thinks so. Here's why. (more)
third shift
Foreign contractors make more products than they're supposed to then sell the excess out the back door. New Balance found out just how hard it can be to shut down the "third shift." (more)
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