Editor's Note: Every Sunday we publish a favorite story from our magazine archives. This week, former Enron president Jeff Skilling learned he may get out of jail as much as 10 years earlier than his original 24-year sentence. Fortune dominated the Enron story from its collapse in 2001 to the trial for the former executives. The following story was published on January 23, 2006, right before the trial started.
Poster boys for MOREMay 12, 2013 9:17 AM ET
The Silverado pickup has been in the works for seven long years. It could deliver up to $6 billion in profit -- a year.
By Doron Levin
FORTUNE -- For General Motors Co., every new vehicle model consumes gobs of capital and must return a profit. But GM's new Silverado pickup truck is in a league of its own. It is the single-most consequential vehicle in GM's financial turnaround.
Seven years in MOREMay 10, 2013 12:13 PM ET
The generic pharmaceutical company made its debut on the Fortune 500 this year at No. 432.
By Brian O'Keefe, assistant managing editor
This is the first in a regular series of stories that will be focused on people, companies, and trends in the Fortune 500.
Fortune -- How do things change for a company on the day when it officially joins the Fortune 500? Is the status upgrade a transformative event? Does MOREMay 10, 2013 11:21 AM ET
Suddenly, the one-time profit engines for the Detroit 3 are firing on all cylinders again.
By Doron Levin
FORTUNE -- April, a cruel month for poets, turned out to be one of joy and relief for Detroit automakers due to the rebounding sales of large pickup trucks, a key moneymaking category for the U.S. industry.
Sales of the Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, and their peer group, were up almost 27% from MOREMay 7, 2013 10:36 AM ET
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