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Reinventing America
Reinventing America
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Reinventing America
September 23, 2013
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"Reinventing America" goes from coast to coast, following a range of businesses and industries that are revamping American production. Read about the company Corning which is revolutionizing how we use the ancient material glass and how one family has made their third billion-dollar business. Plus: Can Nascar's Danica Patrick give the racing industry the push it needs? 


REINVENTING AMERICA

FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Hey, GOP! Get smart fighting ObamaCare.

BrandVoice- Northwestern Mutual
Established firms must innovate to anticipate consumers’ needs.

LEADERBOARD
ANATOMY OF THE DEAL
Follow your path to private equity gold.

MADONNA REIGNS
The world’s highest-earning celebrities. Scorecard: The Zuck rolls on; Falcone’s five-year ban.

STEVEN A. COHEN’S CASTLES
The embattled hedgie is on a real estate spending spree.

BREAK UP MICROSOFT?
The tech giant could be worth $40 a share in pieces. Plus: the Forbes Makeover- mining magnate Clive Palmer.

CUSTOMERS (DON’T) CARE
Airline ticket sales and customer service? No clear correlation.

EXTREME SAILOR SUIT
More spaceman than seaman.

ACTIVE CONVERSATION
Angolans cheer our investigation into Isabel dos Santos $3 billion fortune.

THOUGHT LEADERS
CURRENT EVENTS- Paul Johnson
The glory of the rule of law.

CAPITAL FLOWS- Louis Woodhill
America doesn’t need monetary policy or economists.

INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
True grit: blinded and gifted.

STRATEGIES
GALLUP COMES TO A HALT- George Anders
Surveyor Jim Clifton forgot to ask one question: How to beat the innovator’s dilemma?

SAME MOONSHINE, DIFFERENT NAME- Christopher Helman
Washington is insisting on putting a new type of fuel in your tank.

TECHNOLOGY
THINKING INSIDE THE BOX- Clare O’Connor
StellaService hopes to revolutionize online shopping, one delivery carton at a time.

BrandVoice- Xerox
Customer Care 2.0: A call center transformation is under way.

A GOOGLE FOR HACKERS- Kashmir Hill
Shodan can find everything connected to the Net: stoplights, power plants- even baby monitors.

THE LONG AND WINDING PATH- Tomio Geron
Left for dead, Dave Morin’s private social network is getting a second life.

INVESTING
DO YOU OWN THE NEXT DETROIT?- William Baldwin
Double-tax-free funds have been boosting yield with debt from shaky Puerto Rico.

QUANTS-R-US- Jeremy Bogaisky
New algorithmic trading platforms may turn amateurs into math-driven mini-hedge funds.

PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
September’s siren song.

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES- William Baldwin
Financial advice: Save $50,000

FIXED-INCOME WATCH- Richard Lehmann
Cushioning the blow of rising rates.

ENTREPRENEURS
HYPODERMIC HYPE- Abram Brown
Alan Shortall spends his time pumping his 11-year-old medical-device company. Did anyone hear the word “profits”?

FEATURES
WHERE THE GLASS IS ALWAYS HALF FULL- Connie Guglielmo
Corning always comes up with the glass inventors like Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs need to conquer new markets.

AMERICA’S NEXT DECADE- Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill
Our exclusive forecast for the U.S’ seven economic “nations” and three semi-autonomous “city-states.”

CITY SURGEON- Matthew Herper
Can heart doc turned Cleveland Clinic CEO Delos Cosgrove resuscitate his hometown.

LOVE THAT GIANT SUCKING SOUND- Christopher Helman
While H. Ross Perot Sr. famously railed against free trade and government debt, his namesake has built another family empire by leveraging them both.

THE MERCHANT OF MODEST- Daniel Fisher
Warburg Pincus hasn’t morphed into a financial supermarket. Perhaps that’s why its dealmakers top our ranking of private equity’s biggest hitters.

KEY LADY- Kurt Badenhausen
Nascar is sputtering along with declining attendance, revenues and TV ratings. Danica Patrick, a winless rookie, is the sport’s best hope.

LIFE
LORD BUBBA’S SALMON- Monte Burke
Onetime diamond prospector Chris Verbiski discovers fishing nirvana way up north.

THOUGHTS
On football.