Table of Contents:VOL. 164, NO. 2 - July 25, 2011
Cover story
Tech bubble 2.0
Signs of exuberance are everywhere: Tesla roadsters, soaring real state, overpriced olive oil! So why is Silicon Valley reluctant to use the B-word? By David A. Kaplan
Features
Skype: The inside story of the boffo $8.5 billion deal
How executive shuffles, product changes, and a delayed IPO paid off for a couple of private equity firms. By Kevin Maney
The trouble with green product ratings
When Wal-Mart said it would sponsor a "sustainability index" to rank the planet-friendliness of consumer goods, it had no idea how hard that would be. By Paul Keegan
Can this man fix America's biggest bank?
Bank of America is still reeling from the financial crisis. But CEO Brian Moynihan may be the right guy to turn it around. By Shawn Tully
Fortune Global 500: The best new cities for business
Looking for smart labor, solid infrastructure, and potential customers? Here are 15 markets to put on the map. By Josh Dawsey and Rupali Arora
Leadership Q&A
Vivek Kundra, Uncle Sam's first CIO: Managing data on a really big scaleInterview by Geoff Colvin
Surprise! The big bad bailout is finally paying off
The U.S. government's intervention not only staved off global collapse - but is making money. By Allan Sloan with Doris Burke
First
By the numbers
County fairs: Livestock shows, carnival games - and food! By Tara Moore
The chartist
The battle for bandwidth. By Tara Moore
Closer look
Banks - the new post-reform reality. By Charles P. Wallace
The briefing
Water-logged in Ghana, the Kong chronicles, a tense situation for News Corp., and more.
Brainstorm
Curing what ails our hospitals. By Brian Dumaine
100 Best Companies to Work For
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants gives five-star treatment to its employees. By Christopher Tkaczyk
Road warrior
Accel Partners' Theresia Gouw Ranzetta keeps cool on two coasts. By Jessica Shambora
Executive dream team
These days chief financial officers wear many hats - but not green eyeshades. By Scott Cendrowski
World's most admired companies
Samsung's a lot sexier lately. Here's how it executed its makeover. By Sheridan Prasso
Career
The return of multiple offers
Jobs are still hard to come by - unless you're part of the elite group of job seekers who are fielding not one but several competing opportunities at once. By Vickie Elmer
Coaching
Hiring without a net: Groupon's recruiter speaks.Interview by Vickie Elmer
Invest
We buy high and sell low
That's what most companies do when they buy their own stock. By Scott Cendrowski
Anatomy of a trade
Nik Lalvani is arming his fund with Raytheon. By Scott Medintz
Wealth adviser
The rising impact of stealth taxes. By Janice Revell
Opinion
The next management icon: Would you believe he's from China?
By Geoff Colvin
Why a Mitt Romney nomination could spell trouble for private equity
By Dan Primack
Forget deficit reduction: Here comes another stimulus package
By John Cassidy
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