Table of Contents:VOL. 164, NO. 8 - November 21, 2011
Cover story
Facebook vs. Google: The battle for the future of the Web
The rivalry between Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page is heating up. At stake? Hundreds of billions of dollars and the chance to rule the online world. By Miguel Helft and Jessi Hempel
The fight of Richard Rainwater's life
The renowned dealmaker built a fortune using little besides his wits. Now he's funding a crash program to stop the disease that's destroying his mind. By Peter Elkind and Patricia Sellers, with Doris Burke
Painful medicine
What the strange saga of Purdue Pharma - and its $3 billion drug, OxyContin - tells us about our national dependence on painkillers. By Katherine Eban
Foreign aid, capitalist style
Poor countries that want money from the Millennium Challenge Corp. pledge to end corruption and embrace democracy. Can this little-known agency change the model for global aid? By Nina Easton
Top companies for leaders
You can't build a great business without nurturing great talent. Meet the companies that are doing it right By Richard McGill Murphy
Secrets of the Big Blue leader
A Q&A with Randy MacDonald, IBM's worldwide HR czar.
The 2011 list: 25 top talent teams
Where leadership development is a strategic priority.
The regional rankings
A look at how the companies stack up locally.
By the numbers
U.S. astronauts will ride Russian rockets into space. By Anne VanderMey
The chartist
Casino development hits the skids in Las Vegas. By Alex Konrad
Closer look
Uncle Sam's new crusade against banks. By Roger Parloff
The briefing
Funnymen flogging cars, a defense of for-profit schools, and more.
Rebuilding roads and rails: a Q&A with BNSF's Matt Rose. By Nina Easton
The best advice I ever got
DeMaurice Smith, of the NFL Players Association. Interview by Ellen Florian
Google, Citi, and others are reaping nice returns by funding rooftop solar power projects. Will it last? By Brian Dumaine
The way we work
The perils of self-promotion: how to keep your brand from going sour. By Vicki Elmer
Learning from Peter Drucker- expert advice from Frances Hesselbein. Interview by Colleen Leahey
NEA: The VC world's best-kept secret
New Enterprise Associates has no celebrities on its staff. It stays under the radar - and lets its results do the talking. By David A. Kaplan By Dan Primack
Business tools get animated. By Richard Nieva
BlackBerry's business problems. By Adam Lashinsky
Wall Street interview
Jeremy DeGroot of Litman Gregory: picking the best of the best. By Mina Kimes
Anatomy of a trade
Icon Telecommunications & Utilities fund manager Robert Straus says Southern Co. shines even in uncertain times. By Scott Medintz
Wealth adviser
Three ways to gauge a scary market. By Janice Revell
John Cassidy
Are the "one percents" finally catching on? Well, maybe a few of them.
Sheila Bair
The eurozone crisis will not go away until the banks face up to reality.
Geoff Colvin
What's needed: a flat tax both Republicans and Democrats can love
Tom Fanning of Southern Co.
Why he is betting big on nuclear power Interview by Geoff Colvin
Letter from Libya
A Libyan leader speaks out
Former U.S. business school professor Ali Tarhouni wants to revive the economy. Is it a gold rush for Western companies? By Vivienne Walt
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