Table of contents: VOL. 152, NO. 7 - October 3, 2005
Hurricane Katrina brought out the worst in Washington and the best in business. The lessons of the storm. (more)

The world's biggest company flexed its massive distribution muscle to deliver vital supplies to victims of Katrina. Inside an operation that could teach FEMA a thing or two. (more)

After Katrina
For many people directly in Katrina's path, there was no avoiding trauma. But the U.S. economy is tremendously resilient. Here, a look at how the region is climbing back from a horrific storm. (more)
We asked eight FORTUNE 500 CEOs from companies like Home Depot and Gap how they coped with Katrina--and how the storm changed the way they think about crisis management. The upshot: Take care of your employees, keep communication lines open, and get ready for the next disaster. (more)
Years of coping with calamity have taught the huge shipper to improvise. That came in handy when the big storm hit. (more)
No power. No water. No help at all from the U.S. government. So the people of Washington Parish figured out how to get help themselves. (more)
Hurricane Katrina brought out the worst in Washington and the best in business. The lessons of the storm. (more)

Five ways managers can use scenario planning to prepare for disasters. (more)
Bing! While You Were Out

Business Life

The new music phone, based on Apple's iTunes software, is much less than the sum of its parts. Apple's slim and elegant iPod Nano, meanwhile, is worth calling home about. (more)
Crude Realities
Bill Greehey made Valero the nation's top refiner with crafty acquisitions and an employee-first philosophy that inspired heroic efforts when Hurricane Katrina hit. (more)
Venezuela is one of America's biggest suppliers of crude--and that's the way leftist President Hugo Chavez likes it. He's looking to squeeze more dollars out of the international oil companies that drill there, while keeping prices high. Should we worry? (more)

Canada's Alberta province has oil reserves second only to Saudi Arabia's, but they're not a liquid asset. We visit Fort McMurray, the boomtown where oil-rich sands are mined--and a black-gold rush is on. (more)

Pain at the pump has plenty of Americans ticked. Chances are, though, they are angry about the wrong things. Here are five myths many people believe about today's oil pinch--and what the real story is. (more)

J.P. Morgan Chase's president has the urge to merge. Which lucky bank will catch his eye? (more)

Sales are slipping, and the biggest winemaker in Beaujolais is accused of mixing plonk with his finest crus. (more)
Ralph Huggler, New York City, somewhere below Manhattan (more)
Street Life
Of course we'll rebuild New Orleans. But doing it right will take both art and science. (more)
Wall Street
For years the Ivy League rivals have had dueling geniuses running their endowments. Now Yale's man is seeking the spotlight while Harvard's heads for the exit. (more)
Teen retailer's results also hurt by falling sales, gross margins. |more|