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Table of Contents:VOL. 159, NO. 10 - May 11, 2009
COVER STORY
How Bernie did it
How Bernie did it
Bernie Madoff's guilty plea left countless questions unanswered about his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Now, with the fraudster in jail, his secrets are starting to be unlocked. By James Bandler and Nicholas Varchaver with Doris Burke  
Scenes from a double life
Scenes from a double life
The family, the business, the houses, and the toys of the man who engineered what may be history's largest swindle. A Fortune scrapbook.  
FEATURES
Saving Britain's broken bank
Saving Britain's broken bank
The once proud and mighty Royal Bank of Scotland has been nationalized. Could it happen in America? By Peter Gumbel  
The business guide to Congress
They are not your friends, but you can still make your case. To help navigate this tricky terrain, we offer a business leader's guide to the new Capitol Hill, including revised rules for lobbyists and a roster of legislative friends and foes. By Nina Easton and Telis Demos  
True obsessions
For some consumers, branding is life. Here are six portraits of people who take their favorite products very, very seriously. By Beth Kowitt; Photographs by Gregg Segal  
FIRST
Gun money
A combination of factors is causing the demand for guns and ammunition to surge. By Jennifer Reingold  
Golf gets handicapped
Banks, Detroit, and scams bedevil the PGA. By Jessica Shambora  
Twitter rocker
Duran Duran's Andy Taylor tweets about the economy. By John Carney  
The deal
How General Motors - and Rick Wagoner - did the right thing. By Allan Sloan  
Biotech goes on life support
For this high-risk, cash-intensive industry, it's crunch time. By Alyssa Abkowitz  
Value driven
The government's new definition of rich. By Geoff Colvin  
Cashing in on litigation
A new crop of funds invests in lawsuits. By Telis Demos  
Trouble in travel land
Class-action lawyers go after online travel sites. By Roger Parloff  
Viewpoint
How business can stand tall again. By David Gergen  
TECHNOLOGY
Who's on deck in tech?
Who's on deck in tech?
Steve Jobs isn't the only technology CEO apparently without an anointed heir. By Jessi Hempel  
Apple's app store thinks small
The iPhone maker targets company owners and entrepreneurs. By Mina Kimes  
Microsoft goes social
By Jessi Hempel  
LIFE AT THE TOP
Road Warrior
Road Warrior
Power stylist Sally Hershberger. By Diane Tegmeyer  
Time Machines
Exquisite six-figure automobiles may be out of reach for now, but buying hand-built, car-inspired watches has never been more possible. By Sue Zesiger Callaway  
Book Review
By Daniel Okrent  
Letters
 
Bing!
 
INVESTING IN A CRISIS
Target funds miss the mark
Managers who committed too much to stocks in search of extra gains inflicted big losses on investors nearing retirement. By Mina Kimes  
Get smart about borrowing for college
The credit crisis has narrowed the options. Here's a guide to the best deals. The first in our Money & Main St. series examining how economic events are affecting Americans. By Eugenia Levenson  
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