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Could ousted Hewlett-Packard C.E.O. Carly Fiorina end up on the McCain ticket?
Even before the showdown in Texas, Bruce Wisan was trying to save the Mormon polygamists from their power-mad leader. But they believe Wisan was sent by the devil, which is making the job infernally hard.
Waterproof, smudgeproof.recession-proof? Conventional wisdom says lipstick and perfume do well in a recession. This time around could be very different.
Cosmos, martinis, and four-inch-heel Manolos were exciting in the late '90s-but will enough women line up to see Sex and the City now? Probably not.
Why American Airlines' new checked-luggage fee is the worst idea to hit the runway in ages-and could end up costing more money than it makes.
Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor is hoping to wrest control of paid death notices from the newspaper industry, just as he did with employment postings.
Anheuser-Busch is betting big on a new beer-but can a copycat brew make it on the market?
The new wave in hotels: large, luxurious swimming pools with all the trimmings.
It's your constant travel companion, a source of pain and pleasure. Joe Brancatelli shows you how to make living with your portable computer easier on both of you.
Children's book illustrator LeUyen Pham knows what it takes to appeal to a demanding audience-five-year-olds and their parents.
Even beyond the credit crisis, the much-heralded Treasury secretary has failed to accomplish most of his own agenda.
The market for baby-boomer memorabilia is topping out. Is it time to buy into skateboarding, videogames, and '90s rock?
Hank Steinbrenner has the style, but not the sway, of the Yankees' owner.
A rock star among economists, the Yale professor who called the dot-com-era bubble in stocks says that the housing slump could turn out worse than that of the Depression.
The events, openings, and exhibitions that business leaders are attending in May.
The neurotech industry is engaged in a $2 trillion race to fix your brain. Many players will fail, but the payoff will be huge for those who succeed.
The April release of Grand Theft Auto IV may finally push the videogame industry out of the holiday box.
When the economy sours, even big spenders pare back. What corners of luxury are being cut?
In a down market, fashion investors are bargain-hunting for apparel companies. Who has a bull's-eye on their label?
London has become a center for eco-conscious dining. Suddenly, it's easy eating green.
How to reinvent a company that is already all about change.
The founder of the Expo Sexo is mixing business with pleasure in overwhelmingly Catholic Mexico. So far, his recipe has worked.
Personal genetic tests are proliferating; some are even available online. Do they really tell you anything? First in a series.
Business travelers are usually unfazed by currency fluctuations. Not this time.
While John McCain wages war with himself, what's business supposed to do?
The latest addition to a marketing plan? Getting on a show like Project Runway to promote your business.