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Table of Contents:VOL. 162, NO. 6 - October 18, 2010
Cover story
Oprah's next act
The queen of all media is risking everything to launch a TV network. Will her gamble pay off? By Patricia Sellers 
Directors: A harsh new reality
A power shift toward the board is leaving a leadership vacuum at many companies. By Ram Charan and Geoff Colvin 
Turkish taffy returns
Just in time for the baby boomers' second childhood, the Bonomo candy bar is back. By Scott Cendrowski 
Football's new game in town
It has five teams, bigtime owners, and even its first sold-out game. Welcome to the UFL. By William D. Cohan 
Most Powerful Women in Business: The 2010 List
By Jessica Shambora and Beth Kowitt Plus: The highest-paid women in business, and the most powerful women in Washington. 
Facebook's friend in Russia
Yuri Milner's DST is a major force in social networking -- mysterious oligarch backer and all. By Jessi Hempel 
Touched by scandal
He built a brilliant career at McKinsey. Then Rajat Gupta was linked to the Galleon case. By Duff McDonald 
By the numbers
Digging for jobs. By Scott Cendrowski 
Closer look
VW's grand plan. By Alex Taylor III 
China's best new cities for business. By Scott Olster 
The briefing
From B-school to begging, how to smell like an ironman, and more. 
The chartist
Louisville flies high. By Alex Konrad 
Climate science under attack. By David A. Kaplan 
100 Best Companies to Work For
Retailer Nordstrom, No. 53. By Christopher Tkaczyk 
40 under 40
The adman who gave Old Spice new life. By Jessica Shambora 
Soho House's Nick Jones. By Richard Siklos 
The future is now
The science behind Gorilla Glass, used for damage resistant displays. 
Tech star
When Pacific Biosciences CEO Hugh Martin learned he had cancer, he did the unimaginable. He revealed everything. By Michael V. Copeland 
The $6 trillion opportunity
The emerging-markets infrastructure boom is just getting started. Here's how to play it. By Mina Kimes 
Analyst face-off
Shares of Gap have slumped by 14% over the past year. Can they recover? Interviews by Scott Cendrowski 
Assignment Detroit
Where entrepreneurs need nerves of steel. By Steven Gray 
David vs. Goliath
How three small companies got an edge on their giant competitors. By Jessica Shambora 
Verne Harnish
Has your bank turned its back on you? 
How I got started
Founder Steve Ells tells the story of Chipotle's rise. Interview by Jessica Shambora 
Will prosperous pensioners be the target of the next populist storm?
By Nina Easton 
Three years ago the stock market peaked. Have we learned anything from the past?
By Allan Sloan 
Politics! Infighting! Gridlock! Welcome to the newly democratic corporate boardroom.
By Becky Quick 
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