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Bring in the new year the smart way with this investment guide for 20 tips for successful money management and finding business prosperity the unconventional way. Also, discover the country's top private companies and the most overpaid actors in Hollywood in this special issue.
THE 20 NEW RULES OF MONEY
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
The backbone of an éclair.
STARTUP BUZZ- Tomio Geron
Coupa Café is where Silicon Valley innovators, work and test their products.
BERLUSCONI’S BLUES- Brian Solomon
His political career has more drama than an Italian opera. At least he’s still a billionaire.
AFRICA’S RICHEST- Edited by Kerry A. Dolan
Financiers, retailers and industrialists dominate our debut list.
HOLLYWOOD’S MOST OVERPAID ACTORS- Dorothy Pomerantz
These stars get big bucks to make box-office bombs.
POKER SHUFFLES THE DECK- Jeff Bercovici
The game tries to rebrand itself. Chess for gambling junkies?
THE SCORECARD / WHO’S UP, WHO’S DOWN
Groupon mints two new billionaires. Green Mountain Coffee gets burned.
TAXED SHELTERS- Kerry A. Dolan and Susan Radlauer
Bill Gates pays seven figures. But you probably pay more in property taxes than Warren Buffett.
Debt collector Bill Bartmann responds to our profile-plus the debate over Bill Gates’ new mission.
CURRENT EVENTS- David Malpass
Class warfare hurts growth.
CAPITAL FLOWS- James Taylor
Chilling thoughts for global-warming alarmists.
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Living large in small places.
STRATEGIES & SOLUTIONS
HEDGING HIS BET- Daniel Fisher
Jim Murren nearly bankrupted MGM Grand with his $8.5 billion debacle in Vegas. Now he’s working his magic to dig it out of its hole.
THE CASE FOR GM- Joann Muller
A year after its IPO, the stock has flopped. Yet sales are strong and the cars are the best they’ve been in years.
LAST CALL- Elizabet Woyke
Stephen Elop is trying to save Nokia with new software from Microsoft. Can he compete with Apple and Android?
THE APPLE SPENDING SPREE- Brian Caulfield
Its $8 billion cap ex for 2012 suggests bigger sales than The Street expects.
DATA DRIVEN / MOBILE HOMES- Jon Bruner
The American economy-and its dreams- as an interactive map.
JUNK OR GEM?- J. J. Colao
Turning surplus military equipment into small businesses.
AMERICA’S TOP PRIVATE COMPANIES
THE BILLIONAIRE WHO’S HIRING- David M. Ewalt
Crestron’s George Feldstein does what most U.S. manufactures can’t: create jobs.
THE TOP TWENTY- Scott DeCarlo and Andrea Murphy
Cargill and Koch lead our list of quiet giants.
WHAT THEY SELL- Andrea Murphy
Even if you don’t know the company, you know (and buy) what they make.
BY THE NUMBERS- Andrea Murphy
Details on the biggest firms in retail, food and construction.
FIRST RESPONDER- Kai Falkenberg
Jim Yong Kim has a real plan to fix the health care system. And he’s turning Dartmouth into a laboratory to put it into practice.
FACEBOOK’S NEW AD MODEL-YOU- Robert D. Hof
Every move you make on the site feeds a data-driven machine gearing up to woo the biggest brands away from TV.
THE INVESTMENT GUIDE
THE 20 NEW RULES OF MONEY- Edited by Janet Novack and Matthew Schifrin
A survive & thrive manual.
MILLENNIALS: ENTREPRENEURSHIP OR BUST- Zack O’Malley Greenburg
The conventional jobs aren’t there-that just means finding new routes to success.
GENERATION X: TIME TO REBOOT- Emily Lambert
A long horizon-and new thinking-can cure the pain of the real estate crash.
BOOMERS: REINVENTING THE NEXT CHAPTER- Deborah L. Jacobs
A pioneering generation creates do-it-yourself retirements and new careers.
INTELLIGENT INVESTING / TEN SECRETS TO STAYING FLUSH- William Baldwin
A battle plan for building a diversified, high-yield portfolio during retirement.
AdVoice- MERRILL LYNCH
Making Sense of the New Global Economy
THE 100% DOWN PAYMENT- Morgan Brennan
Mortgage rates are a record lows, yet many home buyers are shunning loans. Do they know something you don’t?
STRESS-FREE REAL ESTATE- Peter Slatin
Triple-net lease REIT’s offer solid income with maximum safety and minimum hassles.
PORTFOLIO 2.0- Chris Barth and Scott DeCarlo
Exchange-traded funds have exploded in popularity. Here are ten worth knowing about.
THE ULTIMATE HEDGE- Chris Barth
Here’s how to play a new form of vulture investing through an old business: pawnbrokers.
THE NEW BLACK GOLD- Daniel Fisher
Energy stocks are down-even those leading the shale gas revolution. They won’t stay there.
FIXED-INCOME WATCH- Richard Lehmann
Volatility means income opportunity.
THE PATIENT INVESTOR- John W. Rogers Jr.
Stay poised and rebound ready.
CROESUS CHRONICLES- Robert Lenzner
Gold: chicken soup for ailing portfolios.
GRANDMA BEATS UNCLE SAM- Ashlea Ebeling
Intrafamily loans can be a cheaper way to finance a pricey education.
WARREN BUFFETT, MEET NEW YORK- Ashlea Ebeling
While Washington debates whether to tax the rich more, some states are doing it.
YOUR PAIN, THE IRS’ GAIN- Robert W. Wood
You’ve been doing wrong. You win damages. Now Uncle Sam may want a cut.
NAME THAT RISK- William P. Barrett
Brides with cold feet. Blogger libel. Identify theft. There’s coverage available for many of life’s terrors, old and new.
BEYOND ART BY THE YARD- Ashlea Ebeling
How to fill your walls with original works you love without losing your shirt.
THE THRILL OF VICTORY- Kerry Hannon
Thoroughbreds are still a bad investment. But a new breed of owner is trying to minimize risk and maximize fun.
WATCHES: THE NEW TEST OF TIME- Paige Reddinger
By land, sea or air this year’s top sports watches are at home in any element.
From Tom Waits.