Table of Contents:VOL. 163, NO. 7 - May 23, 2011
Cover story
Fortune 500
America's Largest Corporations
Inside Apple
How America's most successful?and secretive?big company really works. By Adam Lashinsky
Caterpillar is absolutely crushing it
Thanks to astute planning, the company came blazing out of the downturn. By Geoff Colvin
J.P. Morgan's hunt for Afghan gold
A team of bankers starts to tap the country's vast mineral riches, with help from the Pentagon. By James Bandler
Bill Ford looks ahead
The Ford Motor executive chairman describes how infotech is transforming what we drive and the way we'll travel.
The inside man
Can onetime corporate executive Bill Daly restore President Obama's ties to business? By Nina Easton
The directors
Photographs by Gregg Segal. Reporting by Jessica Shambora.
General Mills' global sweet spot
The food giant's key overseas brand isn't Cheerios. It's Häagen-Dazs. By David A. Kaplan
How they failed to get him
Bernard L. Madoff was a bad liar every step of the way? and the investigators knew it. By James B. Stewart
The war over Lipitor
Uncertainty over the rights to the generic version of the drug has resulted in market mayhem. By Katherine Eban
Leadership Q&A
Gilead CEO John Martin hit it big with HIV drugs. Now he's planning an encore. Interview by Geoff Colvin
Eraser heads
One man's quest to revive an iconic pencil touches off a storm of controversy. By Alex Taylor III
By the numbers
Down on the server farm. By Tara Moore
Closer look
Trouble in euroland. By Chris Redman
The chartist
The dismantling of ITT. By Carol Loomis
The briefing
Derivative cinema, Android on the rise, and more.
The threat to teachers unions. By David A. Kaplan
100 best companies to work for
Whole Foods Market. By Christopher Tkaczyk
A gathering of green leaders. By Brian Dumaine
Texas smackdown
Meet the champs of the 2011 Rice University Business Plan Super Bowl. By Jessica Shambora
The future is now
Three-D printers are coming to a desktop near you. By Johnny Ryan
Tech star
Making personal health hip. By Jessi Hempel
Cognizant rocks social media. By Daniel Roberts
Investor interview
Anne Gudefin, Pimco's top stock picker. By Mina Kimes
Wealth adviser
A new way to save tax-free. By Janice Revell
Anatomy of a Trade
Bob Olstein likes Dr Pepper. By Scott Medintz
Corporate comings and goings on the Fortune 500
By Allan Sloan
Add this to President Obama's list of economic woes: the specter of inflation.
By Nina Easton
Stocks rule! Despite the negative headlines, a couple of billionaires are bullish on equities.
By Becky Quick
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