Monthly Archives: July 2013
  • Toyota is trying for a do-over in trucks

    The company hopes "Made in America" -- and then some -- will convince truck drivers to give its Tundra another look.

    By Doron Levin

    FORTUNE -- Toyota Motor Corp. is mounting a new charge on the full-size pickup market in the U.S. after learning a painful lesson in humility when its last version of the Tundra fell short.

    Many were predicting that shopper enthusiasm for Toyota's (TM) current Tundra model might impair, perhaps MORE

    Jul 30, 2013 1:38 PM ET
  • General Motors is going 'borderline luxury'

    And that's why its new Chevy Impala is winning rave reviews.

    By Doron Levin

    FORTUNE -- In what looks like another "buy" signal for General Motors stock -- as well as its passenger cars -- the No. 1 automaker in the U.S. has won effusive endorsement from Consumer Reports, often a harsh critic of the Detroit-built vehicles.

    GM's (GM) Chevrolet Impala last week topped Consumer Reports' ratings of all sedans, foreign and MORE

    Jul 29, 2013 12:58 PM ET
  • Bullfighting, sport and industry (Fortune, 1930)

    Marcial Lalanda made over $150,000 last year. But the bull breeding sons of Don Eduardo Miura took in only $33,000. Then there is the matter of the propina. By Ernest Hemingway

    Jul 28, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Louis Freeh on Penn State

    One year after his bombshell report on abuse at the university, Louis Freeh shares some insights on the project that remains such a topic of interest in the news.

    By Daniel Roberts, writer-reporter

    FORTUNE—For investigator Louis Freeh, Penn State appears to be the case that just won't die.

    In advance of two long interviews with Fortune for its story "Louis Freeh, Private Eye," in the magazine's August 12 issue, Freeh cautioned that MORE

    Jul 25, 2013 12:39 PM ET
  • Louis Freeh's fifth act

    In the new issue, Fortune profiles Louis Freeh, the controversial corporate investigator who has delivered reports on Penn State, FIFA, Wynn Resorts, and others.

    FORTUNE -- The day after Pennsylvania State University's board of directors hired Louis Freeh to investigate the school's role in Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse crimes, Freeh traveled straight to Pennsylvania, yellow legal pad in hand, to begin interviewing witnesses.

    That's his approach -- straight to the scene, conduct MORE

    Jul 25, 2013 9:38 AM ET
  • Nate Silver, data, and storytelling

    ESPN's new hire could transform sports television.

    By Douglas Alden Warshaw

    FORTUNE—We are steadily moving from a qualitative to a quantitative world, not just in the sciences but also in politics, sports, mass entertainment and many other creative endeavors.

    The old guard—mostly over 45 (but not everybody over 45!)—is somewhere between despondent and angry over this state of affairs. Many of these people feel that numbers lack nuance, that measurements lack emotions, MORE

    Jul 24, 2013 12:24 PM ET
  • Detroit: After bankruptcy, then what?

    A solution would be to merge the city and surrounding counties into a consolidated metro government.  Unfortunately, city and suburbs get along like Hatfields and McCoys.

    By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- Speed records were set in 2009 when General Motors (GM) and Chrysler zipped through government-sponsored bankruptcies. By the time the final details were negotiated -- a matter of weeks -- the future of GM, and to a MORE

    Jul 24, 2013 11:40 AM ET
  • California wine gets back to its roots

    How a group of young growers is re-imagining viticulture.

    Jul 24, 2013 11:39 AM ET
  • Big Oil's Alaska problem

    The industry got a coveted tax cut from the state, but did it overreach?

    Jul 24, 2013 8:43 AM ET
  • Detroit's benevolent dictator

    The man leading Detroit's bankruptcy thinks it will be the fresh break the city needs. It will also add to his already sweeping power over city finances and government. If Detroit owes you money, watch out.

    By Anne VanderMey, reporter

    FORTUNE -- Last week Detroit became the largest American city ever to file for bankruptcy. The decision came after four months of crisis leadership by Kevyn Orr. Now, all eyes are MORE

    Jul 23, 2013 1:53 PM ET
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