Yearly Archives: 2013
  • Colleges are too cheap (Fortune 1957)

    Editor's note: Every Sunday, Fortune publishes a favorite story from our magazine archives. This week, as many young Americans prepare to graduate from college loaded down with student loan debt, we turn to a 1957 Fortune story that describes a very different picture.

    Tuition fees, though high, nowhere near cover costs. With a three-million student body and a $3-billion teaching budget, both due to double by 1970, U.S. colleges need more gifts, more efficiency, still MORE

    May 5, 2013 9:16 AM ET
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  • Why Chevron's win in Canada might be big

    A potentially lasting victory in the energy giant's $19 billion case.

    By Roger Parloff, senior editor

    FORTUNE -- On May 1, a Canadian judge handed Chevron a potentially major victory in an enforcement action brought against it by the Amazon Defense Front, which is the group leading the environmental litigation against the oil giant in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, where Texaco drilled for oil from 1964 to 1990.

    The Front, which represents 47 residents MORE

    May 3, 2013 10:21 AM ET
  • How VW is beating the slump in Europe

    The German giant is still gunning to be number one in the world. The slowdown at home doesn't seem to be stopping it.

    By Doron Levin

    FORTUNE -- The Volkswagen AG juggernaut, which posted an uncharacteristic profit decline this week for its first quarter, won't be slowed by a weak European economy that has hurt auto sales.

    To the contrary, the European slump may be hurting its weaker competitors more. Paradoxically, a MORE

    May 1, 2013 8:48 AM ET
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