Table of contents: VOL. 154, NO. 3 - August 7, 2006
Lee Scott is no tree-hugger. But Wal-Mart's CEO says he wants to turn the world's largest retailer into the greenest. The company is so big, so powerful, it could force an army of suppliers to clean up their acts too. Is he serious? (more)

Delphi's bankruptcy has Kokomo, Ind., hurting. People here know the auto industry's in trouble - but that's about all they agree on. (more)
They're ugly. They require a small city's worth of electricity. And they're where the web happens. Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, and others are spending billions to build them as fast as they can. (more)
Brain prosthetics. Telepathy. Punctual flights. A futurist's vision of where quantum computers will take us. (more)
60 second briefing

With Wal-Mart onboard, green is going mainstream. Check out these resources to learn more. (more)
business life

Anna Luby, 51 (more)

business life: your money at play
Don't forget the tech when you make your summer trek. Our gallivanting gadget guru picks a carload of the best new travel gear, from a lightweight laptop to iPod accessories. (more)
Biofuels, online romance, and Chinese valuations: At FORTUNE's Brainstorm 2006, the ideas just kept coming. (more)
How rubber-growing Thailand became the No. 1 exporter of prophylactic devices in the world. (more)
In the world's most difficult place to do business, an Indian entrepreneur has built an empire of soap. (more)
dispatches: business reports from around the u.s. and the world
Delays, redesigns, and a management shakeup have sent the company into a tailspin. Can it pull out of trouble? (more)
How hard could it be? Our reporter went to a hedge fund startup and business development conference to find out. (more)

A compendium of revealing stats (more)
It took two pickup trucks to cart away $950,000 when armed robbers looted the state-owned Rafidain Bank in Baghdad in July. (more)
What to watch in the weeks ahead (more)
A look at hot spots, economic fault lines, and events that might have an impact on global risk. (more)

Boston's $14.6B showpiece, the largest public works project in U.S. history, is falling apart. (more)

Interview with Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO, Siemens (more)
first: news - analysis - data - informed opinion
Even with rockets falling, it's business as usual in Israel. Why Americans should watch and learn. (more)
global economy
In Asia the real risks are not always the perceived risks. (more)
Despite the oil boom, this energy company has stalled. But it boasts solid growth prospects, strong management, and a bargain price. (more)
investing: your money at work
Capital Research's American Funds has overtaken Vanguard and Fidelity in size. But its longtime steady performers are showing signs of strain. (more)
Howard Schultz's mission: Get CEOs to step up on health-care reform. (more)
street life
Critics want to repeal the law, but it's been a boon to the market, says Fortune's Andy Serwer. (more)
while you were out
A boat for everyone and a biscuit for every dog -- what you can do with all that money. (more)
Teen retailer's results also hurt by falling sales, gross margins. |more|