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A Star Is Reborn
A Star Is Reborn
March 15, 2010
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Forbes explores the fascinating world of digital filmmaking start with the opening of the box office sensation Avatar and what these advances mean for the future of Hollywood. Also, the world was fascinated with the 1,800 pound Smart car and it's $4 for gas, however, this mini-car is beginning to lose its appeal, can it be saved? Plus: how one man is theorizing the spread and cure of cancer, one math problem at a time. 

A STAR IS REBORN- Dorothy Pomerantz
The next generation of digital filmmaking will change Hollywood-and acting-forever.

USING MATH TO CURE CANCER- Robert Langreth
Larry Norton is pushing a radical new theory of how cancer spreads-and how to cure it.

UNITEDHEALTH: AFTER THE FALL- David Whelan
The health overhaul blew up. But that doesn’t mean UnitedHealth will return to glory.

MORTGAGE PROBLEMS? IPO YOUR HOUSE- Stephane Fitch
Sweating your mortgage? Maybe it’s time to bring in friendly outside investors.

OPINIONS
SIDELINES- William Baldwin
How to earn tax-free income.

FACT AND COMMENT- Steve Forbes
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie shows the path to mending bankrupt states.

CURRENT EVENTS- Paul Johnson
The collapse in global leadership.

DIGITAL RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Truthers must be cast out of the Tea Party.

ON MY MIND- Dean Baker
A modest tax on trading would raise billions and make Wall Street fairer.

HEADS UP – Brian Wingfield
Tax expenditures seldom boost the economy-and invariably add to the federal debt pile.

OUTFRONT
YOUR TAXES AT WORK- Asher Hawkins
To prop up house prices, the government is becoming a lender of first resort. The resorts are predictable.

DON’T READ MY LIPS- Christopher Helman
President Obama’s call for development in Ghana fell flat for a Houston firm.

SMART QUESTION- Joann Muller
The 1,800-pound Smart car was an easy answer to $4 gas. But who wants it now?

TECHNOLOGY
SPY PHONES- Christopher Helman
Reality Mobile turns your handset into networked snoop gear.

DIGITAL TOOLS- Lee Gomes

SECOND ACTS
IT’S A WRAP- Susan Adams
You can always reinvent yourself. That might be a particularly good idea if you are in the toilet business.

MONEY & INVESTING
TRIGGER FINGERS- David K. Randall
Deeply discounted commissions encourage customers to trade more. Should they?

MAKERS & BREAKERS
Walgreen; Teva Pharmaceutical; Lithium Corp.

HEALTH
DIAGNOSIS BY DNA- Matthew Herper
In a big leap for medicine, gene sequencing helps doctors treat a sick infant.

REBUILDING AMERICA
KEEPING THE WATER OUT- Kerry A. Dolan
Getting the construction industry to adopt a new product is tough. Hycrete is making headway.

COMPANIES, PEOPLE, IDEAS
PARTYING FOR PLANTIFFS- Peter C. Beller
How do class action lawyers land public pension funds as clients? Broadway shows, cushy conferences and tailgate parties.

THE BUCKLE’S BIG BET- Monte Burke
The clothing retailer prospered during the recession by dominating small markets. Will its pitch work in big cities?

FINANCIAL COLUMNISTS
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher

ABSOLUTE RETURN- Lisa W. Hess

EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS- Jim Lowell

THOUGHTS
BLITHE SPIRITS