Table of Contents:VOL. 160, NO. 8 - October 26, 2009
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 worldChinese 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 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
Education Teaching ethics to MBAs. By David A. Kaplan
Larry Summers speaks ...About Lehman, TARP, turf wars, and more. By Nina Easton
Viewpoint Does Dick Parsons have a conflict of interest? By Ben Stein
Teamwork The Pantone color gang. By Alyssa Abkowitz
Beware a gold bubbleThe run-up to more than $1,000 an ounce has investors excited. But market fundamentals point to a decline. By Scott Cendrowski
Analyst face-offDell diversifies.
Managing through crisis American Express CEO Ken Chenault talks with Geoff Colvin about surviving the meltdown and the challenges ahead.
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.
BrainstormAn app store for autos? By Michael V. Copeland
What legacy does Microsoft's outgoing CEO leave on the company? We ask the man himself. |more|