Table of contents: VOL. 152, NO. 8 - October 17, 2005
Golf's 16-year-old phenom is on the verge: of womanhood, of a pro career (against the guys), and of a marketing whirlwind that will change her life. But she's got to sink those putts. (more)

Stephen Hannock's landscapes have become highly prized by an elite clientele. So how come you've never heard of him? (more)
... and other improbable tales from the rebirth of the great all-American muscle car. (more)
Sheldon Adelson, the shrewdest investor in Las Vegas, has a new bet: turning Macau into the biggest, glitziest gambling mecca the world has ever seen. (more)
Owning your own personal golf course may be the ultimate status symbol, but some gazillionaires have a more esoteric taste in fun. How the big dogs play. (more)
Reebok's chief executive is building the world's most expensive golf course in full sight of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. How much will it cost to play Paul Fireman's field of dreams? All you need is half-a-million dollars. (more)
Suddenly Hyatt is on a building spree. Why? Heirs to the $15 billion empire that owns it want out. (more)
Rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z (a.k.a. Shawn Carter) brings his own style to the corner office at Def Jam. (more)
bing: while you were out

bonus feature
Newly minted MacArthur Fellow Michael Walsh has breathed car exhaust all over the world--and knows how to make it cleaner. (more)
business life
Paradise can be yours for as little as $225,000. (more)
A gambler. A rap mogul. A teen sports sensation. They've got power, talent, money ... and they're just getting warmed up. (more)
Sure, they're richer than you. And smarter. And they have more friends, faster cars, bigger houses, and hotter dates than you ever will. And they (mostly) have full heads of lustrous hair.* BUT THAT'S NO REASON TO HATE THEM.... RIGHT? (more)

In corporate America today, Chapter 11 is just another management tool. That's a good thing. (more)
Boomers, don't count on a gift from Mom and Dad. Your parents may opt for performance-based inheritance. (more)
Russ Leno, Sleepy Hallow Master Pumpkin Carvers, Everett, Wash. (more)
Looking for prime property at a great price? Ditch your realtor and call your stockbroker. (more)
Businesses have been churning out earnings. But with energy prices and interest rates rising and consumer confidence sinking, tougher times are ahead. (more)
Yes, it has problems. But do the math, and the onetime growth king looks like a buy. (more)

The market may have overreacted to the mortgage giant's woes. (more)
power plays
From stink bombs to veiled insults, it sure can get ugly catering to the beautiful people. (more)
You wouldn't run your business with a Commodore 64. And you needn't settle for anything less than state-of-the-art gear outside the office. We've assembled a toolbox of 31 items that transcend the ordinary, bearing elegant witness to the fact that "good enough" is never good enough. (more)
street life
value driven
Teen retailer's results also hurt by falling sales, gross margins. |more|