Table of Contents:VOL. 166, NO. 3 - August 13, 2012
Cover story
Hostess is bankrupt ... again
Caught in a fight between labor and hedge funds, the baker may finally have reached its expiration date. By David A. Kaplan
Fortune 500 series: Can Alcoa fight off the Feds?
A four-year investigation of alleged kickbacks paid by an agent for the metals giant in Bahrain reveals the challenges of foreign corruption cases. By James Bandler, with Doris Burke
The death of Bob Diamond's dream
In the wake of the Libor scandal, the star investment banker and American CEO of Britain's Barclays was forced to resign. His departure represents the end of an era for big banks. By Shawn Tully
Fortune's Fantasy Executive League
Our 2012 squad isn't just a collection of all-stars. They're also team players.
Health care's new maverick
Steward Health Care System's Ralph de la Torre is building a model for the future. Interview by Geoff Colvin
The briefing
Retail meets the iPad, the myth of bad gas, and more.
Game changers
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard argues that we should create products that last. By Brian Dumaine
How I got started
Why Ron Shaich spun off Au Bon Pain to bet on Panera. Interview by Beth Kowitt
Field test
Leadership lessons at NASA's mission control. By Beth Kowitt
Second act
Bruce Lisman trades Wall Street for Main Street. By Daniel Roberts
Brainstorm Tech 2012
Where the Fortune 500 and disruptors collide.
Tablets and smartphones have invaded corporate America, and offices are changing to cope. By Michal Lev-Ram
Investor interview
Innovative companies and strong sectors can trump shaky markets, says Artisan manager Andrew Stephens. By Amy Feldman
Wealth adviser
An unlikely way to boost your yield -- dividend-paying stocks in emerging markets. By Janice Revell
Allan Sloan
My last word on the private equity political debate ... I hope!
Geoff Colvin
Business's real problem: uncertainty, uncertainty, uncertainty.
Jack and Suzy Welch
Looking for a great No. 2? Watch Romney choose his VP.
Erin Burnett
Washington gets tough on Iran (sometimes).
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