Editor's note: Every Sunday, Fortune publishes a favorite story from our magazine archives. This week, we turn to a piece from 1985 about the burgeoning healthcare crisis. Who will pay -- to save lives, to keep families whole and employees working? Those were vital questions in the 1980s as national healthcare costs began to rise dramatically and technology made radical advances. Those are still vital questions today, of course. This piece shows MOREJul 1, 2012 8:41 AM ET
In A Hologram for the King, author Dave Eggers finds beauty in the mundane life of a U.S. sales executive in Saudi Arabia.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
FORTUNE -- There may be no more perfect choice for a Fortune reader looking to enjoy some fiction this summer than Dave Eggers's new novel A Hologram for the King. For this story of an American sales guy in Saudi Arabia, the hipster hero MOREJun 29, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Nissan certainly hopes so. That's why it lured the genius behind Audi's comeback to fix its perennially lagging luxury division. Question is, can he really do it again?
By Doron Levin, contributor
FORTUNE -- By poaching the head of Audi in the U.S., Nissan Motor may finally have found the key executive to lead the turnaround of Infiniti, the Japanese automaker's perennially lagging luxury division.
Johan de Nysschen, who ran Audi in the MOREJun 27, 2012 10:55 AM ET
Most of what we've heard about the gun-trafficking scandal is wrong.
FORTUNE -- One day ahead of a historic vote in which Congress may hold attorney general Eric Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents in an investigation of a now-notorious ATF gun-trafficking operation, Fortune.com has released an article by Katherine Eban entitled "The Truth About the Fast & Furious Scandal" that questions many of the widely accepted and MOREJun 27, 2012 6:00 AM ET
A Fortune investigation reveals that the ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. How the world came to believe just the opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder, and political bloodlust.
By Katherine Eban
FORTUNE -- In the annals of impossible assignments, Dave Voth's ranked high. In 2009 the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives promoted Voth to lead Phoenix Group VII, one of MOREJun 27, 2012 5:00 AM ET
'Just like you': The American Girl doll phenomenon by the numbers
By Colleen Leahey, reporter
FORTUNE -- When is a doll not just a doll? When it's made by American Girl. The Mattel-owned (MAT) company, founded by Pleasant Rowland, opened a 12th retail property in St. Louis in April, and two more will open this fall. The company celebrated its 25th anniversary and its best year ever -- $511 million in MOREJun 25, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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