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World's Most Innovative Companies
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COVER STORY

Carlyle Changes Its Stripes
By diversifying into a broad range of assets and deals, it aims to flourish long after the buyout boom fizzles
COVER IMAGE:  Carlyle Steps Into The Light
Slide Show: New Faces at Carlyle Group
CHART:  Money, Money, Money
GRAPHIC:  Bigger Prey
Bio: Carlyle's Founders
CHART:  Carlyle's Path To Riches
ONLINE EXTRA:  Slide Show: The Carlyle Group Hunts Bigger Prey


UP FRONT

Talk Show

Excuse Me, Mr. Chairman...

Buffett: The Silence Of The Sage

No Exit For The Glowing Red Signs

The Biggest Backdaters (So Far)

Crank Up The Forecast, Ma

Devil's Advocates

Number Crunch

Question Of The Week


UP FRONT -- ANALYZE THIS

When "Get Well Soon" Isn't Enough


READERS REPORT

Revenge In Business: Handle With Care

How To Make Sure "New" Home Listings Really Are New

EMC Had "A Very Good Year"? Not By The Stock Price

If Indexes Are The Best Bet, Why Keep Pushing Mutual Funds?

Simple, Pleasant Wines Deserve More Plaudits

A Medical Student Defends His Mentors

Where To Find Out Which Funds Are Open For Business


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

Turbocharging The Tablet


MEDIA CENTRIC

Edgy Days At The Top Of Time Inc.


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

Bernanke's New Burden: Tight Labor Markets

Multinationals: Expanding Abroad—And Growing At Home


THE BUSINESS WEEK

Icahn Calling

Drug Merger Talk

Dell Takes Over

Reining In Regulators

A Deal Shot Down

Go-Go GDP

Citigroup Fallout

New Dawn For Vista

Detroit: Red Ink City

Spin-Off Of The Week


NEWS & INSIGHTS

CEOs: Hello, You Must Be Going
Slide Show: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Is Dell Too Big For Michael Dell?

All This And Icahn, Too

It Just Got Hotter In Kraft's Kitchen

Campaign 2008: Cranking Up The Money Machine

Bill Takes A Bite Out Of Apple


GLOBAL BUSINESS

Stem-Cell Refugees

Who's Cashing In On The Weak Yen

Putting Ford In The Rearview Mirror


INFO TECH

Lightspeed's Slow Start

Google Steps Into Microsoft's Office
Bigger Bucks For The Blogosphere


FINANCE

ARMed And Dangerous?


ENVIRONMENT

Green Homes: The Price Still Isn't Right


THE CORPORATION

Hipster Appeal, Mall Prices


PEOPLE

My Year At Wal-Mart
Playbook: The Right Way To Shake Up A Company


HEALTH

Precision-Guided Cancer Weapons
ONLINE EXTRA:  Radiation Therapy: New Rays Of Hope


MARKETING

Super Bowl Sunday's Hail Mary Ad


SPORTS BIZ

Building A Megabrand Named Dwyane
Playbook: Way Beyond Sneakers


EXECUTIVE LIFE

Cold Comfort: A Taste Of Vermont

Pure Chocolate Indulgence
Sniff Before You Bite
ONLINE EXTRA:  Slide Show: Designed for Your Valentine
ONLINE EXTRA:  Valentine's Day Stokes the Chocolate Factory


EXECUTIVE LIFE -- PARKER ON WINE

The Good, The Bad, And The Overpriced


PERSONAL FINANCE

Private Equity: Not Just For The Big Guys

Trade Currencies Like A Hedge Fund


INSIDE WALL STREET

Weyerhaeuser: A REIT?

The Lurking Hunger For ADM

How Access Helps Treat Cancer


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)

Online Extra: Production Index Components


IDEAS -- BOOKS

The Indian Paradox

The BusinessWeek Best-Seller List

Online Extra: Slide Show: The BusinessWeek Best-Seller List


IDEAS -- FACE TIME WITH MARIA BARTIROMO

The Good News Economy


IDEAS -- THE WELCH WAY

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