Monthly Archives: March 2013
  • The Sweet, Secret World of Forrest Mars (Fortune, 1967)

    Barred from his father's company, he quietly got rich on his own. Now everything's wrapped in one tasty package and he sells more candy here and abroad than Hershey.

    Editors note: Every Sunday Fortune publishes a relevant story from our magazine archives. This weekend, as children gather to hunt for candy-filled Easter eggs, we take a look at the family and culture that created some of America's favorite sweet treats. 

    by Harold B. Meyers

    Not even MORE

    Mar 31, 2013 5:00 AM ET
  • Lincoln's renaissance needs a jump

    Ford's relaunch of its Lincoln luxury brand isn't off to a great start.

    By Doron Levin

    FORTUNE -- Ford Motor Co.'s campaign to fix its floundering Lincoln luxury brand has slipped back a notch or two with the flubbed launch of its MKZ sedan, which had to be suspended due to poor quality of the vehicles.

    Lincoln dealers in the U.S. were understandably irritated after the $7.4 million of MKZ advertising during MORE

    Mar 29, 2013 6:57 AM ET
  • Self-driving cars could solve the oil crisis

    Autonomous driving technology could cut down on vehicles' weight - and therefore improve fuel efficiency.

    By Doron Levin

    FORTUNE -- Earlier this month, President Obama proposed spending $2 billion over the next decade to find an alternative to operating cars and trucks on oil -- an idea that has been catnip to the political class. Previous presidents and congresses have sought favor with voters by spending on gas-electric hybrids, biofuels, advanced MORE

    Mar 27, 2013 11:25 AM ET
  • Where is China headed now?

    That question dominated the invitation-only China Development Forum.

    By David Whitford, editor at large

    FORTUNE -- It wasn't Davos, quite, but it was awfully cold last weekend in Beijing, and many of the headliners attending the invitation-only China Development Forum (CDF), held among the gardens and waterways (and behind the glass-shard-topped high walls) of the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, have also been invited to the Alps in January. CDF is where Fortune 500 MORE

    Mar 25, 2013 10:08 AM ET
  • Israel without Ideology (Fortune, 1952)

    Most opinions of this young nation are extreme, rooted in emotion or dogma. Mr. Lehrman, whose reports on overseas economics have appeared frequently in these pages, tries for an unbiased view. He is author of the recently published Israel: The Beginning and Tomorrow.

    Editors note: Every Sunday Fortune publishes a relevant story from our magazine archives. This week, President Barack Obama visited Israel and the West Bank for the first time since MORE

    Mar 24, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • The hatred and bitterness behind two of the world's most popular brands

    The unbelievable story of the two brothers who started Adidas and Puma and wound up bitter enemies.

    By Omar Akhtar

    FORTUNE -- Cain and Abel. Romulus and Remus. Adidas and Puma? The rivalry between two of the world's most recognizable brands went far beyond mere corporate competition. It was a vicious family feud that not only pitted two brothers against one another, but also divided the inhabitants of their hometown into MORE

    Mar 22, 2013 8:48 AM ET
  • The big business of Marijuana, Inc.

    Fortune's latest cover story goes inside the startup world in the burgeoning marijuana industry.

    FORTUNE -- Jason Levin, a young engineer who lives in Berkeley, is addressing a group of 30 angel investors gathered in a long conference room at Seattle's stodgy Washington Athletic Club. Levin is hoping to persuade one or more of the people around the table to invest in the startup company he envisions, called Uptoke, in exchange MORE

    Mar 21, 2013 7:44 AM ET
  • The Santa Fe: Hyundai's love letter to America

    Hyundai's newest CUV, the Santa Fe, couldn't be more in line with U.S. drivers' tastes. And the Korean auto company is counting on that.

    By Doron Levin

    FORTUNE -- The growing preference among American motorists for crossover utility vehicles -- so-called CUVs -- is reflected by the stream of new variants to reach showrooms. The latest? Hyundai's seven-passenger Santa Fe.

    Hyundai has risked confusion by calling its new model the Santa Fe -- MORE

    Mar 18, 2013 12:18 PM ET
  • Making a market in almost anything (Fortune 2005)

    A fledgling website with some big-name backers, Intrade allows regular people to invest -- not bet -- on the current events they know best.

    Editors note: Every Sunday Fortune publishes a relevant story from our magazine archives. This week, as online betting site Intrade shuts down due to a probe of financial irregularities, we turn to a 2005 profile of the company that made betting on quirky and not-so quirky events MORE

    Mar 17, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Their first trips to China

    In a new essay collection, My First Trip to China, distinguished China watchers evoke the world's most dynamic economy as it used to be.

    By David Whitford, editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- My first trip to China was in the spring of 2007. I was covering Michael Dell on one of his periodic expeditions to the far reaches of his global computer empire. I stayed at the Shanghai Four Seasons, where I had MORE

    Mar 15, 2013 7:37 AM ET
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