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This special issue features 43 ways to protect your money and 70 way to make more of your bucks despite Washington's scares. Plus: how the young Mexican president plans reform for his country's businesses and economy, the 40 richest people in Africa and the world's billionaires compete for the next boom in electric cars.
GET RICH FROM OBAMA
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Can Obama curb the thirst for revenge?
Movie stars, agents and A-list attorneys gather at L.A.’s Grill on the Alley to dine and deal.
How Chris and Tory Burch went from fashion power couple to cutthroat competitors.
AFRICA’S 40 RICHEST PEOPLE
Amid grim news about the global economy, this continent continues to shine.
Drive-through coffee boosts Starbucks’ Schultz’ scandal sinks Wal-Mart’s Waltons.
Introducing a stylist, a tutor, a cybercop and a designer.
MEXICO’S YOUNG REFORMER
Enrique Pena Nieto, the country’s 46-year-old president, relays his plans for business.
Quick, what was the biggest box-office flop of 2012? If you guessed John Carter, try again. Plus: Buy/Sell/Hold.
Readers-including Bill Gates- weigh in on education, human trafficking and hair salons.
CURRENT EVENTS- DAVID MALPASS
The Constitution is eroding. We need new rules to restrain government.
CAPITAL FLOWS- John Allison
The financial crisis and the bank deregulation myth.
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
The sequel: Which Obama now?
THE DRIVER’S SEAT // LEADERSHIP AT THE TOP- Hannah Elliott
Intense, precise and a little wild, Wolfgang Durheimer led turnarounds at Porsche and Bentley. How he’s Volkwagen’s rising star.
GAME THEORY- Jeff Bercovici
Comcast’s Syfy channel thinks the next big thing in television is a show you can play along with at home. They’re betting $100 million to prove it.
GO BIG OR GO HOME- Simon Montlake
Victor Koo dominates online video in China. He hasn’t cracked how to make money.
INFINITE FACTORY- Andy Greenberg
If a 3-D printer can make it, the website Thingiverse will host-warts, weapons and all.
APPLE’S NEXT BIG THING // GLOBAL GROWTH- Connie Guglielmo
The deal bulls are getting on to push the stock to $1,000.
FIXED-INCOME WATCH- Richard Lehmann
Cast a wide net for yield.
SCREEN TEST- Marc Gerstein
Big spenders with abundant cash.
LIFE IN THE CLOUD- Steven Rosenbaum
Kickstarter gave Josh Guyot and his robotic iPhone device a great liftoff. Then Apple threw a little surprise his way.
FORTUNE TELLER- J.J. Colao
Adeo Ressi’s boot camp offers the essentials of entrepreneurship and, he claims, enough data to predict the success or failure of every startup. Really?
RICHARD KINDER’S ENERGY KINGDOM // CHANGE AGENTS- Christopher Helman
He walked away from Enron and positioned Kinder Morgan perfectly for the Great American Oil and Gas Boom. Could politicians hot for “energy independence” undo it all?
BILLIONAIRE CAR WARS- Todd Woody
The future of electric cars rests with two billionaires, Elon Musk and Idan Ofer, and their winner-take-all battle for charging formats. China-and Warren Buffett-are ready to choose the winner.
COVER STORY: GET RICH IN 2013- Edited by Jane Novack and Matt Schifrin
Don’t let Washington frighten you into paralysis.
PLAYING THE OBAMA MARKET- William Baldwin
The economy is sick, and taxes are going up. But you can still make good money-and preserve what you’ve earned.
INVEST LIKE A STAR- Zack O’Malley Greenburg
If you hate risk and crave long-lasting returns, take a lesson from Hollywood money managers David Tracy and Chuck Tharnstrom.
SUFFERING FOOLS GLADLY- Daniel Fisher
RiverNorth makes money off the predictable irrationality of closed-end-fund investors.
VILLAS AT A DISCOUNT- Deborah L. Jacobs
The euro remains weak, interest rates low and real estate prices depressed through much of the Old World. Time to buy your European retirement home?
PENSION PROBLEMS- Ashlea Ebeling
Depressed commercial real estate prices and low interest rates make this time to put some real dirt in your portfolio.
THE GREAT REIT BOOM- Brad Thomas
Tax-friendly real estate investment trusts are no longer just for property.
MEDICAL MADNESS- Kelly Phillips Erb
ObamaCare has made dealing with medical expenses on your tax return even more confusing. Here’s what you need to know now.
CHANEL FOR CHEAPSKATES- Wendy S. Goffe and Deborah L. Jacobs
For some style mavens consignment shopping is not just a money saver but a moneymaker.
THE PERFECT WATCH
It’s mechanical; it’s collectible, it costs less than $10,000. Will it wind up on your guest list?
On sex scandals.