Table of contents: VOL. 154, NO. 9 - November 13, 2006
Milberg Weiss, the lawsuit factory that took corporations for $45 billion, is in the feds' cross hairs. Fortune's Peter Elkind reports on the saga. (more)

The auto giant is hurting badly. Can it survive? Fortune's Alex Taylor interviewed new CEO Alan Mulally on his plans to pull it out of its tailspin. (more)
business life

Jack Nicklaus, 66, CEO, Nicklaus Cos. (more)
business life: your money at play
Despite record prices for photographs at this year's auctions, it is still cheaper to corner the market in Leibovitz than Lichtenstein. Here's how to get started. (more)
cover story • a special investigative report
diebold and democracy
Diebold struggles to bounce back from the controversy surrounding its voting machines. (more)
The senator has been a critic of ethanol. That doesn't play in Iowa. So the Straight Talk Express has taken a detour. (more)
What's on the way? Some of the most important players in tech talk it over at Fortune's Powerful Women Summit. (more)
dispatches: reports from the front lines of business
Ireland's economic tiger is the envy of Europe. But it may be impossible to clone - or to sustain. (more)
The stakes are high for Sony in the delayed launch of the PS3. They may be even higher for its ultra-cool ad agency, says Fortune's Devin Leonard. (more)

Rupert Murdoch will repay News Corp. for his $50,000 monthly rent, after governance gadflies complain, Fortune's Tim Arango reports. (more)
The French beauty company is pioneering products and programs for the visually impaired. And therein lies a tale. (more)
With cereal sales in decline, Kellogg's next CEO David Mackay needs to think beyond the bowl. (more)
Shares of the four major U.S. railroad companies have jumped recently, and all indications are that they'll keep chugging along, says Fortune's Shawn Tully. (more)

Wall Street analysts from top investment banks apply their quantitative skills to Fantasy Football, says Fortune's Corey Hajim. (more)
first: news • analysis • data • informed opinion
Overshadowed by Google, the Yahoo CEO needs to make a move. Now he's flirting with AOL. (more)
The coffee king's stock is soaring - but there are hidden risks for investors buying now. (more)
Fidelity's once-thriving Magellan fund is stuck in a performance slump and manager Harry Lange is going down with the ship. (more)
investing: your money at work
Real estate downturns have a way of leading to recessions and stock market slumps. So far the damage has been limited, but the numbers keep getting worse, says Fortune's Jon Birger. (more)
made in vietnam
A fast-growing economy has attracted many global manufacturers like Disney and Intel, and created new career options for young women. (more)
real estate scammers
A master con artist and his partner went on a six-state crime spree, ripping off homeowners, stealing identities and defrauding lenders. (more)
street life
Insurers hiked rates, but this year's storms never came. Ka-ching! Fortune's Andy Serwer reports. (more)
the future of design
According to MIT's Neil Gershenfeld, the digital revolution is over, and the good guys won. The next big change will be about manufacturing. Anyone with a PC will be able to build anything just by hitting 'print.' (more)
Santiago Calatrava may be the most influential architect of our time. He talks to Fortune's Julie Schlosser about rebuilding Ground Zero, the importance of light and what makes him an optimist. (more)
On a recent prowl through Tokyo's electronic alleyways, our tech guru was drawn to six stylish products, which all combine form, function, and flair. Though none is available yet in the U.S., that may be just a matter of time. (more)
Buildings give life to the landscape, but they are not normally considered alive. This one is: it breathes, it sleeps, it wakes up in the morning - and it is not impossible. (more)
value driven
Did options backdating spread through a few contagious directors? (more)
vietnam vrooom...
Asia's second-fastest-growing economy takes the global stage. (more)
while you were out

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