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Table of Contents:VOL. 161, NO. 6 - May 03, 2010
Cover story
Fortune 500: Profits bounce back
Fortune 500: Profits bounce back
The companies on this year's Fortune 500 list cut costs so deeply that earnings soared. By Shawn Tully 
Features
Merrill Lynch's $50 billion feud
Merrill Lynch's $50 billion feud
Stan O'Neal's failure to sell the firm in 2007 meant disaster for shareholders. By William D. Cohan 
Can Ellen Kullman make DuPont great again?
The CEO promises to jolt profits. By Carol J. Loomis 
Retail's rising star
Dick's Sporting Goods makes customers -- and its investors -- happy. Can it possibly last? By Marc Gunther 
The directors
Fortune takes you inside six boardrooms at the heart of the U.S. economy. Photographs by Gregg Segal, Reporting by Jessica Shambora 
The other guy you need to know at J.P. Morgan
Could investment-banking head Jes Staley succeed Jamie Dimon one day? By Duff McDonald 
Wall Street 2010
What's changed. What hasn't. What should. A Fortune roundtable. 
The best salesman in the business
Millions still swear by Dale Carnegie's advice. So does Warren Buffett. By Daniel Okrent 
Elliot Spitzer's Flameout
Was there a plot to bring him down? A Fortune book excerpt. By Peter Elkind 
C-suite
Xerox's new CEO Ursula Burns is already transforming the company. Interview by Geoff Colvin 
First
By the numbers
Planet Wal-Mart. By Doris Burke 
Closer look
Wells: Thanks for nothing. By Adam Lashinsky 
Washington watch
The latest regulatory target. By Jia Lynn Yang 
Brainstorm green
Feel-good plastic. By Brian Dumaine 
100 best companies to work for
Colgate-Palmolive. 
Education
Berea College's dilemma. By David A. Kaplan 
The briefing
Mood and market volatility, Merlot's moment, and more. 
Tech
The ultimate personal technology
Medtronic CEO Bill Hawkins wants to turn pacemakers, stents, and defibrillators into tiny mobile devices. By Michael V. Copeland 
Techmate
Which Fortune 500 tech giants will climb the rankings -- and which will stumble -- in the next five years? By Jon Fortt and Michael V. Copeland 
Visionaries
Segway inventor Dean Kamen still wants to save the world. By Michael V. Copeland 
Invest
Interview
Goldman fund chief Eileen Rominger says a modest economic recovery will boost U.S. stocks and believes bonds will do well too. But she's crazy about China, Brazil, and India. By Mina Kimes 
Fortune 500 stocks: are insiders buying?
When execs put money into their companies' stocks, good returns usually follow. Here's what they're doing now. By Scott Cendrowski 
Pursuits
Air travel survival guide: traveling light
Some airlines now want to limit the weight of carryons. Good thing the best new bags practically defy gravity. By Diane Tegmeyer 
Best seat in the house
What's new for the most important part of air-travel comfort: your seat. By Diane Tegmeyer 
Lounges go luxe
To lure passengers back to premium-class travel, airlines are upgrading their airport clubs. By Diane Tegmeyer 
Road warrior
Geoffrey Kent, CEO of Abercrombie & Kent. By Diane Tegmeyer 
Opinion
The stocks of Fortune 500 companies did great, but don't expect the glory days back.
By Allan Sloan 
As executive comp becomes topic A (again), the real outrage is how CEOs are paid, not how much.
By Geoff Colvin 
Who says the economy is rebounding? Buffett, Dimon, and Welch, that's who.
By Becky Quick 
The truth about trade: Promoting exports sounds manly. But imports are good for society too.
By Michael Elliott 
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