Can a state-owned company that’s just five years old take on Boeing and Airbus? Comac, China’s aircraft maker, has exceedingly lofty ambitions. By Scott Cendrowski
Led by youthful owner Jed York and a team of Silicon Valley veterans, the San Francisco 49ers are bringing big data to the business of football and building a cutting-edge stadium in Santa Clara that will redefine the fan experience. By Brian O'Keefe
Wisdom isn’t cultivated just over time, but through relationships. Fortune spotlights business partners, government leaders, heads of foundations, mentors, and others with a willingness to learn from one another.
Legendary CEO Frank Bennack Jr. remade the publishing company by pushing into new businesses (and grabbing a chunk of ESPN). Can successor Steven Swartz keep it going? By Beth Kowitt
The controversial economist talks about markets, the two Presidents he has served, his years at Harvard, "the power of careful thought," and much more. Interview by David A. Kaplan
For six decades the Estée Lauder clan ruled in cosmetics. Then they realized they needed a different kind of leader to carry on the dynasty. By Shawn Tully
Why we need leaders with some sense of shame.
We're still on the hook for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Let's abolish them.
A "Buffett rule" GOP leaders should heed.
The biggest threat to the U.S. economy? Washington dysfunction.
High-tech medical devices for pets may help save humans. By Ryan Bradley
The Budweiser Clydesdales vs. Wells Fargo’s stagecoach horses. By Daniel Roberts
Billy Beane scores with NetSuite. By Adam Lashinsky
Scottrade's family-like workplace of ice cream socials and cook-offs. By Catherine Dunn
Siblings build a Fair Trade tea empire. By Catherine Dunn
St. Jude Medical returned to growth by promising innovative new products. By Craig Giammona
How Seattle cut municipal waste and saved money. By Erika Fry
Marie Gray went from refugee to model to founder of dressmaker St. John. By Dinah Eng
Three small businesses show how a tiny player can rock a giant. By Elaine Pofeldt
The five most important business books of the past year.
Iliad founder Xavier Niel wants to shake up France's education system. By Vivienne Walt
Samsung is spending big to win over Silicon Valley. By Michal Lev-Ram
The Internet of things is coming to an appliance near you. By Jessi Hempel
MetLife is using data and software to improve its business and change corporate culture. By Jennifer Alsever
ValueAct's Jeffrey Ubben has some ideas for Microsoft. By Stephen Gandel
Alcoa: Buy or sell? Interviews by Nin-Hai Tseng
Why Anthony Lombardi of Delaware Value Fund is betting on Broadcom. By Scott Medintz
What's missing from Twitter’s IPO: profits. By Lauren Silva Laughlin
Retailers are duking it out with aggressive discounting. Here's how investors can survive. By Janice Revell
Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy aims to make health care more efficient. Interview by Geoff Colvin
Three ways entrepreneurs can hone their strategy to land new business. By Elaine Pofeldt
Explosive growth means little if the Chinese government can’t provide the most basic element of human existence: clean air. By Andy Serwer