Table of Contents:VOL. 164, NO. 5 - September 26, 2011
Cover story
Fastest-Growing Companies: Three surprising bargain stocks
Dynamic 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 List
Our 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
Features
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 speak
Intel'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 tilt
China's new politics By Bill Powell
Henry Kissinger on China
Interview by Andy Serwer
First
By the numbers
A few of our favorite facts about Steve Jobs. By Anne VanderMey
The chartist
The 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 Team
Our readers' all-star C-suite.
Education
The debate over UCLA's plan to take its B-school "private." By David A. Kaplan
Brainstorm
The 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
Pursuits
Caffeine from Olympus
Inside the chain that might make the best cup of coffee you've ever drunk. By Michael V. Copeland
Venture
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 Harnish
Five 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
Tech
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
Invest
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
Opinion
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, Steve
By Stanley Bing
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