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Special Feature:
Most Powerful Women
June 16, 2014
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The 2014 “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” spans ladies in politics to media to financial services.  Learn how Mary Barra made history by working her way into Detroit’s car-guy club and becoming the first-ever female CEO of General Motors.  Also, learn about Philip Morris’s next-gen cigarette that may kill fewer customers.

 

FACT & COMMENT - Steve Forbes

Sino-Russian gas pact! Yawn.

 

LEADERBOARD

MICHAEL’S IMMORTAL MONEY MACHINE

The King of Pop can’t be stopped. A third of his $2.8 billion career earnings have come in the five years since his death.

 

SUMMER READS

Too persnickety for Thomas Piketty? Brave enough to read The Confidence Code?

 

TELL US EVERYTHING: JESSICA SIMPSON

 

BIZ QUIZ

Can you ace our plutocrat photo puzzle?

 

EYE-POPPING POPEYES

Steve Wynn’s $28 million Popeye isn’t the most expensive art world Gazookus.

 

THE $4.8 BILLION BREAKUP

Elena Rybolovleva was just awarded the largest divorce settlement in history. But can she collect?

 

ACTIVE CONVERSATION: CAN NOVATIS KILL CANCER?

 

THOUGHT LEADERS

THE APOTHECARY - Jonathan Bush

Health care reform: Disruptors need not apply.

 

INNOVATION RULES - Rich Karlgaard

Buys and sells: if colleges were stock.

 

STRATEGIES

COAL CASE - Christopher Helman

Share prices have plunged as draconian regulations and falling natural gas prices cripple miners. Sounds like a good time to buy.

 

MAT IN AMERICA - Dale Buss

By wrapping $150 car floor liners in the lag, Weather Tech’s David MacNeil is creating one of the world’s more unlikely luxury brands.

 

TECHNOLOGY

FIRE-BREATHING CATS FOR SALE - Parmy Olson

Young Asians spend millions on cute images they text one another. Entrepreneurs are betting the craze won’t get lost in translation to the West.

 

HWANG’S WORLD - Kashmir Hill

Tim Hwang plants ideas all over the Internet, even if he has to scam a little to make them stick.

 

ENTREPRENEURS

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE - Alexander Konrad

Sunny Bajaj turned the mundane job of managing a mobile workforce into a raucous success.

 

INVESTING

THE LONG LAST BULLS - Daniel Fisher

Are Van Hoisington and Lacy Hunt just stubborn? Or do they know something all the other fixed-income pros don’t about 30-year Treasurys?

 

FIXED-INCOME WATCH - Richard Lehmann

Income without growth.

 

INTRINSIC VALUE - John Buckingham

Priced for perfection.

 

THE CONTRARIAN - David Dreman

Double your money in an index fund.

 

THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN

POWER SHIFT - Joann Muller

Mary Barra made history by working her way into Detroit’s car-guy club and becoming the first female CEO of General Motors. Now can she fix the company?

Plus: The World’s Most Powerful Women

 

GEEK CHIC - Caroline Howard

These six e-tailer entrepreneurs offer a stylish retort to the oft-heard lament: “Where are all the women in tech?”

 

FEATURES

THE FUTURE OF SMOKING - Daniel Fisher

Philip Morris International is quietly developing a new cigarette that could replicate the traditional smoking experience, while killing fewer customers.

 

UTILITY PLAYER - Halah Touryalai

Other than cutting costs and strengthening capital, Brian Moynihan has no grand plans for Bank of America. Amen to that.

 

FRANCHISE SCORECARD

HOUSE CALLS - Carol Tice

As more of the population ages and tries to avoid nursing homes and hospitals, fast-growing Right at Home offers help with basic chores or medical care.

Plus: America’s best and worst franchises.

 

CRASH DIETS - Karsten Strauss

Once the largest fitness franchise, Curves has been shedding thousands of units and enraging many franchises. Can the new owners turn it around?

 

LIFE

NEXT STOP, NICARGUA - Ann Abel

Will sophisticated travelers make it the next elite destination?

 

THOUGHTS

On women.