Table of contents: VOL. 153, NO. 8 - May 15, 2006
Hear that sound?There's an ill wind blowing through the housing market. Here's what the end of the boom means for home values, the economy, and you. (more)

John Rowe of Exelon is staking out a megashare of what could be America's great atomic revival. (more)
Whether you are buying, selling, investing, or staying put, there are smart moves you can make to get the most out of your real estate. (more)
Veterans' hospitals used to be a byword for second-rate care or worse. Now, thanks to technology, they're national leaders in efficiency and quality. (more)
How Sotheby's CEO Bill Ruprecht rescued the auction house from the brink of disaster - and supercharged the stock. (more)
business life: your money at play
Joe Klein indicts an industry - the hired guns of politics - for the murder of our public life. And he knows where the bodies are buried. (more)

Music is in the air (and in up to 32 rooms of your home), thanks to a new, improved Sonos system. (more)

From World Cup to Wimbledon, hit the road for a sports-filled summer. (more)
The soft drink giant has done business the same way for 120 years. Now CEO Neville Isdell wants it to face the future. (more)
The famously gracious Ken Lay takes the stand and loses his cool. But that may be the least of his problems. (more)
A California metal recycler is dragging his old-fashioned business into the modern container-shipping era. That's a big deal. (more)
India's retail sector is booming. But local politics have forced big foreign companies to watch from the sidelines. (more)
A Compendium of revealing stats (more)

All you need to join is $12.50 and the prospect of one day being 50 years old. (more)

The EU's proposed greenhouse emissions cap could add billions of extra costs to the already-fragile airline industry. (more)

What's driving up gas prices? It's not just higher crude costs; it's new regulations. (more)

Amarah, Iraq (more)
Interview with Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, Co-founders, YouTube (more)
The biggest foreign fund manager in Russia is being denied his return visa -- because he's too outspoken on corporate governance. Meet the new Russia, same as the old Russia? (more)
The CEO of leaves the BlackBerry behind, turns off the cell phone, and reserves nonwork time for himself. (more)

Interview with Jim Stickley, 35, co-founder of TraceSecurity, Baton Rouge (more)
investing: your money at work
Diversification has been the Holy Grail for investors. Here's why some smart analysts say it's time to reconsider. (more)
Tempted by the hot new stocks of the Far East? Be ready for a wild ride. (more)
Looking past the headlines, manager Bill Fries sees value in Pfizer, Freddie Mac, and Goldman. (more)

media bubble
Edgar Jr. got no respect--until he revived the world's fourth-largest music company. (more)
special report
The assassination of a former Prime Minister may have been linked to the collapse of Lebanon's Bank al-Madina. (more)
street life
With the web booming again, Morgan's star analyst is riding high. (more)
value driven
China and India face a crisis if they don't share their new wealth. (more)
while you were out

Teen retailer's results also hurt by falling sales, gross margins. |more|