Table of Contents:VOL. 164, NO. 5 - September 26, 2011
Fastest-Growing Companies: Three surprising bargain stocksDynamic growth typically comes at a premium price. But we studied this year's list and found a trio of undervalued companies worth betting on.By Jon Birger
Fastest-Growing Companies: The 2011 ListOur annual roster of high performers reveals the promising saplings that are rising in a difficult economy and some stalwarts that deliver year after year.
Chipotle's growth machine Founder Steve Ells has built a multibillion-dollar Mexican food chain by providing fresh meals fast. Can he do it again, this time with Asian cuisine? By David A. Kaplan
Power struggle Wyoming is an ideal place to generate electricity from wind. But getting current from turbines to customers is a political and economic puzzle. By Ken Otterbourg
Showdown on the railroad With 90% of U.S. rail freight now controlled by only four companies, shippers claim the giants have become a cartel. The railroads say they're a free market success story. An epic battle of business vs. business. By Mina Kimes
The man who couldn't speakIntel's Sean Maloney was on his way to being the chipmaker's next CEO when a stroke crippled his body - and took away his ability to talk. The story of how he returned to work and found his voice again. By David WhitfordBy Patricia Sellers
China tiltChina's new politics By Bill Powell
Henry Kissinger on ChinaInterview by Andy Serwer
By the numbersA few of our favorite facts about Steve Jobs. By Anne VanderMey
The chartistThe business of high school football. By Daniel Roberts
The briefing Obama and red tape, a school for startups, year of the twister, and more.
Closer look Who's afraid of fast-speed traders? By Shawn Tully
Executive Dream TeamOur readers' all-star C-suite.
Education The debate over UCLA's plan to take its B-school "private." By David A. Kaplan
BrainstormThe great electric car race: Chevy's hybrid Volt and Nissan's electric Leaf go head to head. By Alex Taylor III
Game Changers Raj Shah, the young director of USAID, is reinventing the way we dole out foreign aid. By Nina Easton
Caffeine from Olympus Inside the chain that might make the best cup of coffee you've ever drunk. By Michael V. Copeland
Eileen Fisher's timeless vision The fashion legend tells how she came up with a simple idea and ... kept it simple. Interview by Jessica Shambora
Verne HarnishFive creative money-saving strategies.
David vs. Goliath Three small businesses have thrived in troubled times by focusing on quality and a few good niches. By Elaine Pofeldt
Steve Jobs' real legacy: Apple Inc. Steve Jobs has quietly been making sure his beloved company is built to last. By Miguel Helft
Tech star Meet Jeff Williams, Apple's other operations whiz. By JP Mangalindan
Tech@work How Dave Goldberg turned online questionnaires into a hot business. By Miguel Helft
Interview Veteran manager Charles de Vaulx of the IVA Worldwide Fund has loaded up on gold and beaten-down tech stocks. By Scott Cendrowski
Wealth adviser The newest threat to U.S. home prices. By Janice Revell
It's time to kill the quiet period.By Dan Primack
Why Obama is wrong on where to find more American jobs.By Geoff Colvin
Thanks, SteveBy Stanley Bing