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  • The rise of leveraged loans @ Fortune - 4 hours ago

    By Cyrus Sanati FORTUNE – Last week I wrote a piece for Fortune.com titled "Collateralized loan obligations: Our next financial nightmare," which was met with a wave of criticism from certain ...

  • By Nicholas Varchaver, assistant managing editor FORTUNE -- It's earnings season again, which brings with it the regular wave of news articles about a company's latest results. But in this age of Twitter-sized ...

  • VC investment hits 13-year high @ Fortune - 4 hours ago

    Venture capitalists invested $9.5 billion last quarter, the highest total since the dotcom doom's waning days. FORTUNE -- No, it isn't your imagination: Venture capitalists are investing money at a faster ...

  • By Joseph Blasi and Richard Freeman FORTUNE -- Earlier this week, Southwest Airlines (LUV) announced workers will share in a record $228 million profit-sharing payout this year. That's nearly double the ...

  • FORTUNE -- James Gorman appears to have found Wall Street's secret sauce. In a quarter when nearly all of its rivals struggled, Morgan Stanley (MS) reported better-than-expected earnings for the first ...

  • FORTUNE -- Here's a switch: The bankers are all of a sudden doing worse than the butchers, the bakers, and the candlestick makers. On Wednesday, Bank of America (BAC) announced that it had lost nearly ...

  • Mary Barra: GM's fall gal @ Fortune - 4 hours ago

    FORTUNE -- Timing is everything. Consider, if you will, the story of Mary Barra, the first female chief executive of General Motors, who in less than a month went from pioneer to punching bag. For something ...

  • FORTUNE -- David Sirota of PandoDaily yesterday accused New Jersey State Investment Council chairman Bob Grady of corruption. Sirota didn't use that specific term, but that's the only conclusion one could ...

  • FORTUNE -- Bain Capital has closed its eleventh flagship private equity fund with $7.3 billion in capital commitments, according to a source close to the Boston-based firm. That figure is significantly ...

  • FORTUNE -- Consumers are still getting crunched. In the past week, the nation's biggest banks reported their results for the first three months of the year. Earnings were disappointing. But the numbers ...

  • FORTUNE -- Rupert Murdoch, in an exclusive interview released today in the new issue of Fortune, confirms the rumor churning through Hollywood: He is trying to lure Stacey Snider, the co-chairman and CEO ...

  • By Doron Levin FORTUNE -- General Motors Co. warned investors and Wall Street that the financial cost of its mushrooming investigation into defective ignition switches all but assures a first-quarter deficit ...

  • How great marketers tell stories @ Fortune - 4 hours ago

    Former P&G marketing chief Jim Stengel says that the best companies tell two types of stories to build strong and enduring brands. This is Part 5 of a series for Fortune.com by Jim Stengel, former global ...

  • FORTUNE -- Boston-based private equity firm Spectrum Equity Investors is heading back to market to raise its seventh fund, Fortune has learned. The target is $800 million with a $1 billion hard cap, although ...

  • FORTUNE -- It is a busy time for Samantha Power -- to say the least. As the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama's Cabinet, Power is currently fighting the ...

  • Mrs. Fields looks beyond the mall @ Fortune - 4 hours ago

    By Beth Kowitt, writer FORTUNE -- It's a sorry state of affairs when Mrs. Fields is struggling to make it in the mall. For the past five years the iconic cookie purveyor has seen its sales slip because ...

  • How Motorola found a new way to grow @ Fortune - 4 hours ago

    This is Part 3 of a series for Fortune.com by Jim Stengel, former global CMO of Procter & Gamble and author of Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies. In today's Guest ...

  • FORTUNE -- "I had a very bad month in January and February. I had a fall in San Francisco. I fell on my head," says Rupert Murdoch in an exclusive interview with Fortune Magazine that covers ...

  • By Doron Levin FORTUNE -- If you're a well-to-do Dallas rancher with a bit of grey at the temples you'll likely be drawn to the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, the fourth generation of the brand's large, luxurious, ...

  • FORTUNE - Wendy Clark, SVP of Coca-Cola's Global Sparkling Brand Center, is a participant in this year's Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring program, which brings rising-star women from ...

  • FORTUNE -- If you're in compliance with the law commonly known as Obamacare, you've probably signed up for health insurance by now. While that coverage is meant to protect you physically as well as financially ...

  • By Doron Levin FORTUNE -- The investigation into defective General Motors Co. ignition switches and their link to traffic fatalities gained intensity as two GM engineers were placed on paid leave and Wall ...

  • By Beth Kowitt, writer FORTUNE -- Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), better known for its low prices than health-food focus, is making a big push into the organics business. The retailing giant already sells 1,600 ...

  • Vegan cuisine aims for the mainstream @ Fortune - 4 hours ago

    More companies like Chipotle are offering animal-product-free options, and it's not just vegetarians chowing down. By April Guilmet FORTUNE -- It's the "V" word you're hearing more and more often ...

  • This is Part 4 of a series for Fortune.com by Jim Stengel, former global CMO of Procter & Gamble and author of Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies. In today's Guest ...

  • Jim Stengel, once the star marketing boss at P&G, tells how the best companies grow faster than their rivals. First, get the values right. This is Part 1 of a series for Fortune.com by Jim Stengel, former ...

  • By Courtney Subramanian FORTUNE -- The fashion industry has long benefited from the concept of pop-up shops, but with the rising cost of online advertising and a saturated e-commerce market, more retailers ...

  • The fast-growing, eco-friendly company is building an innovative manufacturing plant on Chicago's ripe-for-renewal South Side. This is Part 2 of a series for Fortune.com by Jim Stengel, former global CMO ...

  • How women can make the VC money flow @ Fortune - 4 hours ago

    Masters of the venture capital universe tend to be male and biased toward funding guys with decent business plans and big dreams. How can women entrepreneurs compete? Guest Post by Mary Civiello FORTUNE ...

  • By Doron Levin FORTUNE -- General Motors Co. asked a federal court in Texas to postpone a lawsuit against it claiming damages and injuries from ignition-switch defects in models of GM cars built before ...

  • Fracking's hottest year in China @ Fortune - 4 hours ago

    FORTUNE -- For more than a year, China's goal of recovering 6.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas by 2015 via hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, seemed like a pipe dream. The figure was announced in ...

  • By Erika Fry FORTUNE -- Along with fleece coats and fishing vests, you can now pick up dinner at Patagonia. The eco-friendly, socially-conscious maker of active wear now sells $12 pouches of "responsibly-sourced" ...

  • By Stanley Bing FORTUNE -- Fortune columnist Stanley Bing's new book, The Curriculum: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of the Business Arts, is published this week by HarperBusiness. The volume ...

  • FORTUNE -- One Medical Group, the San Francisco primary care startup specializing in high-quality patient clinics, has raised $40 million in funding, bringing its total financial backing to $117 million, ...

  • The best teams are small, have many women, and know how to have a good fight. By Robert Sutton FORTUNE -- My Stanford University colleague, Huggy Rao, spent seven years studying how organizations scale ...

  • By Melissa DiPento FORTUNE -- David Brussin doesn't want to reinvent marketing. He just wants to make it easier. Brussin, 38, already had the launch of three marketing-focused technology companies under ...

  • By Sanjay Sanghoee FORTUNE – Now that David Letterman is leaving his Late Show on CBS, his former protégé Craig Ferguson reportedly stands to make at least $8 million -- but not for replacing him, since ...

  • By Deborah Ancona FORTUNE -- Organizational change has never been easy, but in the past it was a little more straightforward. Fifty years ago, companies followed a basic blueprint. They had heroic leaders ...

  • By John D. Mayer FORTUNE -- Most of us would prefer to get through the workday without a scuffle. After all, very few of us are actively looking for a fight. That said, getting along with our colleagues ...

  • Google's ad prices are down. So what? @ Fortune - 4 hours ago

    FORTUNE -- Simmer down, folks. Google is doing just fine. Judging from media coverage this Wednesday following Google's (GOOG) first-quarter results, you'd be forgiven for thinking the world's largest ...

  • FORTUNE -- In America's battle to keep the foreign entrepreneurs it trains, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has thrown down a massive gauntlet. Announcing a broad economic growth package last week, ...

  • From entrepreneur to corporate all-star, Irene Chang Britt talks to Fortune about her road to success. FORTUNE -- Pepperidge Farm (CPB) president Irene Chang Britt launched her career running a bike shop ...

  • FORTUNE -- The market for tech stocks might be volatile now, but for Chinese social networking company Weibo (WB), that won't matter a year from now. The company, which made its public market debut on ...

  • FORTUNE -- If there's one thing you can say about Marcus Nelson, it's that he's adventurous. He once spent two and a half months smuggling 90,000 bibles into the former Soviet Union. He is a former J. ...

  • FORTUNE --Although the heyday of the iPad -- when it basically owned the tablet computer market -- may be over, the product line is still Apple's (AAPL) second most important source of revenue, holding ...

  • FORTUNE -- Want to start a business? So does everyone else. More than 500 teams applied to participate in the richest business plan competition in the world, Rice University's Business Plan Competition ...

  • By Mary Catherine O'Connor FORTUNE -- In June 2003, Linda Dillman, then CIO of Walmart (WMT), laid down the hammer. At a retail supply chain trade group meeting, she revealed that the retailer would require ...

  • Five secrets to building killer teams @ Fortune - 4 hours ago

    By Jennifer Alsever FORTUNE -- Some of the best performing corporations and institutions are those that encourage and enable teamwork—in the C-suite, within groups and across divisions. The secret to a ...

  • FORTUNE -- In August 2013, transgender television personality B. Scott filed a suit against Black Entertainment Television and its parent company Viacom Inc., claiming that the network had discriminated ...

  • FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I work in an office that used to be a "cube farm," which was noisy and distracting enough, but now we've gone to an "open plan" layout where there are no walls ...

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