Table of contents: VOL. 150, NO. 11 - November 29, 2004
Mike Milken spent a year beating prostate cancer. He spent the next decade shaking up cancer research. Now thousands of men are living longer--and leaders everywhere are taking notice. (more)

Martin Sorrell wants WPP to be the world's largest marketing machine. With his most recent acquisition, he's almost there. (more)
By combining innovative thinking, mountains of wealth, and skill at getting stuff done, corporate philanthropists have made uncommon progress advancing medical causes--accelerating and enhancing care for the afflicted, hatching novel fundraising approaches, and pushing academicians, scientists, and doctors to focus on getting results. (more)
The first blockbuster treatment using stem cells may emerge sooner than most experts dreamed. (more)
Cigarette makers say their legal troubles are waning. But appeals in three big lawsuits being heard this month could prove otherwise. (more)
Citigroup CEO Chuck Prince talks with Carol Loomis about scandals, profits, and the company's stock. (more)
Nestlé, which owns the brand, and the French workers who bottle it are locked in a nasty fight. (more)
Covey says it's all about finding your voice--and helping others find theirs. How? See this FORTUNE book excerpt. (more)
Here's hoping Bush shows the same backbone with the deficit as he has with foreign policy. (more)
Stephen Covey makes millions by selling a simple doctrine: You're the one responsible for your fate. (more)
Real-time traffic reports. Hands-free parking. "Driving by wire." New models are packed with all kinds of sci-fi-sounding technology. Here's a look at what may be showing up in your next ride. (more)
Bing!: While You Were Out



Bush is planning a massive overhaul of our byzantine tax structure. Here's what he can--and definitely can't--do. (more)

I'm not the only one who has had an online relationship with a turkey. But the one on my screen was a rare bird indeed. (more)
Kelly Streeter, professional engineer, Vertical Access, New York City (more)
Long derided as dowdy, shares with payouts are outperforming those without. Maybe the widows and orphans were right, after all. (more)
Amid the scandals, there are some good opportunities. (more)
T. Rowe Price fund manager Brian Rogers makes the case for a stagnant stock. (more)
The automaker's shares are discount-priced for good reason. (more)
Much has changed in 2004. The moves you make now could save you a lot in 2005. (more)
Street Life
Tech Special Report
Viruses, spyware, and other nasty surprises await the unwary. Whether you stay with Microsoft's Internet Explorer or not, you can't keep surfing the web the same old way. (more)
Value Driven
Teen retailer's results also hurt by falling sales, gross margins. |more|