Table of contents: VOL. 152, NO. 2 - July 25, 2005
In the relentless, global, tech-driven, cost-cutting struggle for business ... (more)

Can Uncle Sam help create new careers? (more)
Teenagers in India have big ambitions--and the confidence to match. (more)
[In the battle for Unocal, state-backed CNOOC has Beijing's deep pockets behind it. Is that fair?] (more)
[Yes, the rise of Asia is a challenge. But it's not the end of the world.] (more)
Tom Neff, fresh from bagging Mack for Morgan and McNerney for Boeing, is the headhunter of the moment. But Gerry Roche won't stand for that. (more)

Picture a world without Google, without eBay or Amazon or broadband, where few people have even heard of IPOs. That was reality just a decade ago. The company that changed it--bringing us into the Internet age--was a brilliant flash in the pan called Netscape. For the tenth anniversary of its IPO, FORTUNE recruited dozens of players to tell the story of the startup in their own words. (more)
Ask Annie
Bing! While You Were Out

Bonus feature
Package-delivery vans that make dozens of stops and starts every day can now run more cleanly on less fuel. (more)
Bonus Feature
Business Life

Blogs are so 2004. These days digital hipsters are creating their own audio broadcasts using PCs, microphones, and portable MP3 players. Radio will never be the same. (more)

New York, Madrid, now London. Savage violence once again fails to keep the financial system down. But don't confuse resilience with immunity. By Rik Kirkland (more)
Thinking about jumping off the corporate treadmill and starting a new career? Now you can try it out first. By Grainger David (more)
Craig Aaron, Atlanta (more)
Buying MBNA will make Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis the new king of cards. Is it a good deal for investors? (more)
The world's most populous democracy has jumbo growth prospects. Here's how to invest now. (more)
Energy giant Lukoil is now selling gas in the States. Should Americans buy the stock? (more)

When it comes to stock performance, some of these growers go to extremes. (more)
Street Life
The FORTUNE Global 500

How a team of engineers in China persuaded Motorola to build a Linux-based mobile phone and take it global. (more)
To build a better wind turbine, General Electric built a global team of researchers in Germany, China, India, and the U.S. (more)
A mother's plea and a daughter's distress got the attention of a team of Philips engineers far from headquarters. (more)
The technology behind Centrino, now a $5 billion business for Intel, was born in an R&D lab in Israel. (more)
Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is looking for new medicines in a laboratory in Shanghai that specializes in ancient remedies. (more)
Where do good ideas come from? For Global 500 companies, the answer could be anyplace. (more)
For the world's biggest company, the key to growth lies in the world's biggest country. (more)
Teen retailer's results also hurt by falling sales, gross margins. |more|