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50 Most Powerful Women in Business
FORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen
8 women make their debuts on the Most Powerful list this year.
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From the Oct. 13, 2008 issue
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Dispatches from the pinnacles of power.
Big blow to Citi
Oppenheimer analyst Meredith Whitney says Citi needed the Wachovia deal to wean itself off of capital-markets dependency.
The last days of Lehman
Former Lehman Vice Chairman Barbara Byrne recounts the emotion and confusion surrounding the fall of the investment giant.
Grading Sarah Palin
Fortuneís Most Powerful Women offer their take on Palinís and Bidenís performances in the V.P. debate.
No Ďwise mení on Wall St.
Legendary investor Warren Buffett tells CNNMoney.com that the credit crisis has exposed serious flaws in the financial system.
Buffett: Build economic confidence
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says the government and the Fed need to restore trust in the financial system.
Buffett on gender equality
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says women have made great strides after years of getting 'the short end of the stick.'
Buffett: Our system works
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that despite its recent struggles, the U.S. economy has been the most successful in history.
Buffett: 'Economic Pearl Harbor'
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that only the government can stem the tide of de-leveraging gripping the financial sector.
Gates tackles education woes
Melinda Gates discusses the struggles she and her husband have had in trying to bolster the U.S. school system.
Carver Bank CEO Deborah Wright explains that most Americansí FDIC-insured accounts are safe, even in the event of a bank failure.
The state of today's media
Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington talks about the effect of blogs and the mainstream media on the election.
Sidestepping the credit crisis
Carver Bank CEO Deborah Wright says that community banks have largely avoided the current credit problems.
Can women have it all?
Martha Stewart talks about balancing home life with being a business leader and a celebrity.
Bailout 'doesn't make sense'
Oppenheimer analyst Meredith Whitney argues that the Paulson plan wouldn't address the crisis of confidence in the economy.
Cracks in the glass ceiling
ING U.S. Wealth Management CEO Kathleen Murphy says she is proof that women are on equal footing with men in financial services.
Panicking never helps
ING U.S. Wealth Management CEO Kathleen Murphy says investors should resist the urge to pull their money out of their 401k accounts.
The gender wars: Women won
The popularity of shows like 'Mad Men' and 'Ice Road Truckers' are just one sign of how men's roles have changed, says the author of 'The Decline of Men.'
Dealing with rising costs
Fortune's Most Powerful Women panel discusses how their companies are finding ways to cope with inflationary pressures.
Fortune's Most Powerful Women panel discusses whether Europe is going into recession and if the Russian economy is a good bet.
A rocky time for commodities
Fortune's Most Powerful Women panel discusses the global impact of rising energy costs and the importance of risk analysis.
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