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Millennial Gold Rush
Millennial Gold Rush
Special Feature:
Top Colleges
August 18, 2014
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Get the 2014 list of America’s Top Colleges.  See the 100 schools where the outcome is worth the investment.  Also, meet the millennials who are making a name for themselves, and are richer than you think.  

 

FACT & COMMENT - Steve Forbes

Time to get real on Israel and Mideast.

 

LEADERBOARD

FAST-FOOD NATION

The $117 billion binge.

 

OVERNIGHT BILLIONAIRES

Alan Auerbach strikes biotech gold.

 

BEST CITIES FOR BUSINESS

Raleigh leads the way.

 

COLLEGE, COUNTRY CLUB OR THE CLINK?

Luxury knows no boundaries these days- not even prison walls.

 

COUNTRY CASH KINGS

Crooner Toby Keith outearns Jay Z, again.

 

WHERE SHOULD YOU BUY A SUMMER HOME?

August begs the annual question: What kind of vacation person are you?

 

ACTIVE CONVERSATION

Family values.

 

THOUGHT LEADERS

CURRENT EVENTS - Paul Johnson

The spasm in Islam.

 

CURRENT EVENTS - Amity Shlaes

Inflation-repudiation debate betrays need for reform.

 

INNOVATION RULES - Rich Karlgaard

India’s time.

 

THE APOTHECARY - Avik Roy

Fifty years later integration remains elusive.

 

STRATEGIES

THE DREAM FACTORY - Christopher Helman

Georgia-based Southwire staffed a plant with troubled teens, who proved that hard work can overcome hard knocks. In the process they pioneered a model for education reform nationwide.

 

TECHNOLOGY

HOME, SMART HOME - Aaron Tilley

The real money is the booming smart-home industry isn’t in selling hardware. It’s in selling your data.

 

THE MAN WHO KNOWS TOO MUCH - Kashmir Hill

CloudFlare makes itself a juicy target by standing in the way of attacks on popular (and unsavory) websites.

 

ENTREPREURS

HAMBURGER HELPER - Natalie Robehmed

Lisa Ingram is trying to jump-start White Castle, the 93-year-old family business. But if she changes the menu, slider fans will bolt. If she doesn’t innovate, the chain will die.

 

CARD SHARKS - Karsten Strauss

Have an unwanted gift card you’d like to sell- or want to buy one cheap? Talk to Marc Ackerman and Elliot Bohmn.

 

INVESTING

PASSPORTS AND PAYOUT RATIOS - Steve Schaefer

While yield hunters have pretty much picked over U.S. stocks, Forward International Dividend Fund’s managers continue to find keepers in distant lands.

 

PORTFOLIO STRATEGY - Ken Fisher

Just your run-of-the-mill blockbuster returns.

 

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES - William Baldwin

The government’s assault on retirees.

 

THE CONTRARIAN - David Dreman

Cure your easy money hangover.

 

COVER STORY

THE RECESSION GENERATION - Janet Novak and Samantha Sharf

They’re richer than you think. They’re more scared than their elders. And they’re ripe for the picking. Inside the race to cash in on Millennials’ trillions.

 

AMERICA’S TOP COLLEGES

TUITION SORCERERS - Maggie McGrath and Matt Schifrin

Meet the real gatekeepers of higher education, an unseen army of data-crunching salesmen who dazzle college administrators and perpetuate an arms race in spending and tuition-pricing madness.

 

SILICON IVY - Natalie Robehmed

Already a quiet hotbed of entrepreneurship, Cornell University is set to graduate to startup factory with a series of initiatives, including Cornell Tech, a $2 billion campus on New York’s Roosevelt Island.

 

THE TOP 100 U.S. COLLEGES - Edited by Caroline Howard

Is college worth it? At these outstanding institutions, that’s a no-brainer. We focus on one measurement: outcome. This ranking counts what matters.

 

FEATURES

THE GREATEST DEAL OF ALL TIME - Nathan Vardi

Billionaire financier Len Blavatnik’s bet on LyondellBasel has netted him a personal profit of nearly $8 billion. He says there’s more to come.

 

REVENGE OF THE RIPOFF’S - Ryan Mac

Zalando started out as a shameless copy of show retailer Zappos, but the German firm has outgrown imitator status to become the most valuable tech startup you’ve never heard of.

 

LIFE

THE $5,000 BOURBON - Abram Brown

Kentucky’s Buffalo Trace Distillery has found the right ingredients for making some of the world’s finest whiskeys. A jigger of mystery helps, too. Particularly when selling storied spirits like Pappy Van Winkle.

 

THOUGHTS

On education.