Table of contents: VOL. 154, NO. 11 - November 27, 2006
The Treasury Secretary has unmatched credibility on Wall Street and in D.C. Fortune managing editor Andy Serwer and Washington bureau chief Nina Easton pick his brain about the market, the economy and politics. An exclusive interview. (more)

Everything you buy online says a little bit about you. And if all those bits get put into one big trove of data about you and your tastes? Marketer's heaven. Fortune's Jeffrey O'Brien reports. (more)
Two years ago Computer Associates admitted $2.2 billion in fraud and recruited a new CEO to save the day. Has it solved its problems? Fortune's Nicholas Varchaver reports. (more)
Many of the best and brightest black and Hispanic college grads forgo business school for study in other fields. John Rice has an idea why - and he's starting to change the MBA game. Fortune's Nadira A. Hira reports. (more)
What do ant colonies, novels and river systems have to do with making money? Ask Bill Miller, the man who's topped the market 15 years running. Fortune managing editor Andy Serwer reports. (more)
The private equity boom is breathtaking. It's not just making investors rich - the wave of deals is changing the mindset of corporate managers everywhere. Fortune reports. (more)
Triumph. Scandal. Redemption. Resolve. Here are the leaders who personify the promise - and peril - of the business world in 2006. (more)
business life: your money at play
The two Harvard Business School classmates who resurrected Chris-Craft have a new plan to bring Indian Motorcycle back from the brink. Can this icon be saved? Fortune's Eugenia Levenson reports (more)
Microsoft's wireless-enabled Zune lets music lovers swap songs. Too bad Microsoft does better with the hardware than with the software. (more)
Most elite travelers would never dream of booking a prepackaged vacation. Maybe they should. (more)
An interview with Lan Tran Cao, 53, restaurant owner, New York City (more)
Maximilian Riedel, 29, CEO of Riedel Crystal America (more)
cover stories
Triumph. Scandal. Redemption. Resolve. here are the leaders who personify the promise - and peril - of the business world in 2006. (more)
From Apple to Netscape to HP to YouTube, Larry Sonsini has been the most important lawyer in the most important industry for 30 years. But is he too close to the companies he represents? Fortune's Roger Parloff reports. (more)
Wendy Kopp has turned Teach for America into one of the largest hirers of college seniors. Now Amgen, Goldman and others want to partner with the nonprofit on talent acquisition, says Fortune's Patricia Sellers. (more)
Backdating may be just the beginning: A lot of other suspicious stuff tends to happen when companies grant options. (more)
Companies that make money in education have had good friends in Congress. That may change under the Democrats. (more)
dispatches: reports from the front lines of business
Big Blue and other tech giants are trying to come up with a range of gizmos to help retailers sell more and lose less. (more)
dispatches: reports front lines of business
A proposed pipeline in Myanmar has farmers worried about their land and human rights activists up in arms. (more)
editor’s desk
There's a new managing editor in town. (more)
Hot spots, fault lines and events that might have an impact on global risk. (more)

For more than a century, the banana producer was nobody's idea of a role model. Now it's forging new ground in corporate responsibility. (more)

Ankara, Turkey (more)
An interview with Doug Ellin, 38, television writer. (more)
Eight years later, the former CEO of Cendant finally gets convicted for his involvement in the financial fraud scandal. Fortune's Carol J. Loomis reports. (more)

British defense company QinetiQ makes high-tech devices, and is said to be the inspiration for James Bond's Q. (more)
An interview with Mary Clingman, 60 Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Director, Naperville, Ill. (more)
first: news - analysis - informed opinion

After a dozen years in the minority, the Democrats are ready to put their stamp on oil, pharma and finance. (more)
fortune small business
How a small-town engineer finds himself in the fight to end global warming. (more)
investing: your money at work
The office furniture maker rebounds in style. (more)
The Dow keeps reaching new highs, but the other major indexes have yet to catch up. Here’s a graphic look at a ragged rally. (more)
Small players with strong franchises and growth prospects. (more)
media bubble
Is Brian Tierney the Philadelphia Inquirer's savior - or worse than Knight Ridder? (more)
while you were out
Fortune quiz: Are you powerful? (more)
Teen retailer's results also hurt by falling sales, gross margins. |more|