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The Bribery Racket
The Bribery Racket
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May 24, 2010
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THE BRIBERY RACKET- Nathan Vardi
Bad guys abroad extort money from a corporation. Back home a bigger extortion awaits.

CITI: NOT OUT OF THE WOODS- Liz Moyer and Daniel Fisher
Citigroup is doing a good job fixing itself up, but like most big banks it will have a difficult time living up to the current exuberance.

CODE-BREAKERS: A HACKING SUPERCHIP- Andy Greenberg
Pico Computing squeezes an encryption-cracking powerhouse into a bread box.

RESCUING YOUR ESTATE FROM TAXMAN
You should take steps now to protect your heirs and assets.

OPINIONS
SIDELINES- William Baldwin
Investing in algorithms.

FACT AND COMMENT- Steve Forbes
What’s the answer to the Greek crisis?

CURRENT EVENTS- Amity Shlaes
What “safe” means when it comes to money.

DIGITAL RULES- Rich Karlgaard
How we can have a real boom.

ON MY MIND- H.W. Brands
Can a nation with a wrecked economy restore itself?

IDEAS & OPINIONS- Quentin Hardy
Taking analytic software to the masses.

HEADS UP- Brian Wingfield
Some lobbyists’ causes are a bit peculiar.

OUTFRONT
AFTER THE CLEANUP- Christopher Helman
The Deepwater Horizon explosion shows the need for new technology.

FOLLOW-THROUGH- Flashbacks

NOT QUITE BANNED IN BEIJING- Gady Epstein
A Chinese satirical novel imagines a giddily triumphant country. The authorities are not amused.

BACKSEAT DRIVER- Jerry Flint

TECHNOLOGY
DIGITAL TOOLS- Lee Gomes

REBUILDING AMERICA
MR. GREEN JEANS- Monte Burke
Patagonia’s chief executive teaches competitors how to clean up their acts.

MONEY & INVESTING
ASIA’S DR. GLOOM- Hana R. Alberts
Economist Jim Walker may laugh off the nickname, but he’s legitimately worried about China’s collapse.

SURF’S UP- Asher Hawkins
Tech fund veteran Paul Wick expects to cash in on a boom in business computer spending.

TALK TO WALT- David K. Randall
Walter Bettinger is on a mission to turn discount brokerage Charles Schwab into your favorite financial supermarket.

HUMAN CAPITAL
EXTREME HIRING- Nicole Perlroth
The ideal candidate is a high-energy self-starter willing to undergo intense psychological scrutiny.

ENTREPRENEURS
MR. FORECLOSURE- Daniel Fisher
James Dolan sees good times ahead for his legal services business. Bad news for the rest of us.

ENERGY & GENIUS
EARTH POWER- Jonathan Fahey
Ross Beaty made a fortune mining gold, silver and copper. Now he’s trying to mine water-very, very hot water.

MARKETING
MAKING WINE COOL- Laurie Burkitt
After a dizzying wine-buying spree, Constellation Brands wants adults to drink up.

FORBES LIFE
TWO-WHEELING- Rebecca Ruiz
In Colorado’s Grand Valley narrow mountain bike trails crisscross high-desert wilderness.

FINANCIAL COLUMNISTS
THE CONTRARIAN- David Dreman

FIXED-INCOME WATCH- Richard Lehmann

EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS- Jim Lowell

THOUGHTS
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