Editors note: Every Sunday Fortune publishes a relevant story from our magazine archives. This week, Fortune broke the story that the securities and exchange commission is investigating whether former junk-bond king Michael Milken is violating the terms of his ban from the securities industry through his relationship with Guggenheim Partners. So this week's classic looks at a 2004 story of Milken's effort to raise awareness for prostate cancer research.
Mike Milken spent MOREMar 3, 2013 10:00 AM ET
In Grand Ambition, G. Bruce Knecht spins an engaging tale of vulgar excess on the high seas.
By Timothy K. Smith, senior features editor
FORTUNE -- Sea-struck readers enduring the long winter ashore will want to pick up Grand Ambition, the latest maritime volume from G. Bruce Knecht. And the minute they do they'll likely start scratching their heads, bemused by the engagingly frank subtitle on the cover: "An Extraordinary Yacht, MOREMar 1, 2013 7:27 AM ET
GM is hamstrung by its relationship with the U.S. government - but not for long.
By Doron Levin
FORTUNE -- Pity poor Dan Akerson, chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors Co.
Not only does he earn a third of what his peers in Detroit are paid to run global automobile companies, he gets beaten up by the Oversight Committee of the House of Representatives that issued the (seemingly false) report MOREFeb 28, 2013 9:15 AM ET
Oil giant Vitol would rank higher than Chevron on the Fortune Global 500 list if it were public.
By Brian O'Keefe, assistant managing editor
FORTUNE -- The world's largest independent oil trader, the Vitol Group, has surpassed $300 billion in revenues for the first time.
According to results released on Thursday by Vitol, which is privately held, the trading giant's gross sales reached $303 billion in 2012. That figure was up modestly MOREFeb 28, 2013 8:00 AM ET
Scores of corporations will file a Supreme Court brief favoring gay marriage later this week. Signatories will include Apple, Facebook, Intel, and Morgan Stanley.
By Roger Parloff
FORTUNE -- On Thursday, dozens of American corporations, including Apple, Alcoa, Facebook, eBay, Intel, and Morgan Stanley will submit an amicus brief in the landmark Hollingsworth v. Perry case broadly arguing to the U.S. Supreme Court that laws banning same-sex marriages, like California's ballot MOREFeb 26, 2013 5:23 PM ET
What do Chinese consumers want? American fashion, says the CEO of shoemaker Allen Edmonds.
By Anne VanderMey and Brian Dumaine
FORTUNE -- For almost a century, Allen Edmonds has been making high-end men's dress shoes. Every President from Reagan to Obama has worn the brand. Now the $122 million-a-year company, which is headquartered in Port Washington, Wis., is turning East in search of new markets. The company, whose dress shoes (think MOREFeb 25, 2013 10:01 AM ET
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