Editor's note: Every Sunday Fortune publishes a favorite story from its magazine archives. This week we turn to a 2005 Fortune look at the economic issues Ben Bernanke faced as he prepared to take over Alan Greenspan as U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman. After news broke this week that Larry Summers has dropped out to be a candidate for the next Fed chair, Janet Yellen has widely been reported to be the frontrunner. Whoever MORESep 22, 2013 10:11 AM ET
Reports that the automaker's executives are worried that profit is falling behind projections have sent VW stock downward.
By Doron Levin
FORTUNE -- Has Volkswagen hit a pothole on the road to world domination?
The question is front and center in Germany, after an authoritative German business magazine reported that the automaker's executives are worried that profit is falling behind projections.
VW shares fell 4% for the five trading days ending Friday, while MORESep 20, 2013 4:35 PM ET
We have not done nearly enough to give Americans control over their financial destinies. It's time to start educating Americans about personal finance.
By Jack Markell
FORTUNE -- Many of today's economic proposals from cities, states, and the White House focus on growing the middle class, and for good reason. But we are not paying enough attention to one of the major barriers to joining the middle class: personal finance know-how.
Helping people MORESep 20, 2013 11:54 AM ET
Amazon may have the bargains, but independent booksellers are trading in the importance of real-life community -- and are seeing an uptick in business.
By Verne Kopytoff
FORTUNE -- John Evans, co-owner of Diesel, a small California bookstore chain, gives an emphatic "no" when asked if he's crazy for opening a new store this summer near San Francisco. After all, bookstores are doomed, right? Amazon (AMZN) is shoving them into extinction. MORESep 20, 2013 11:19 AM ET
In an apparent coup for the oil giant's efforts to undermine a $19 billion environmental judgment in Ecuador, an international tribunal has suggested that the Ecuadorians' claims in that case were all settled and extinguished in 1995.
By Roger Parloff, senior editor
FORTUNE -- On Tuesday evening an international arbitration panel issued a ruling suggesting that a $19 billion judgment against Chevron won in 2011 in Ecuador by the Amazon Defense MORESep 18, 2013 5:03 PM ET
It's been more than three months since Heinz sold itself to Warren Buffett and 3G, a secretive private equity firm that also controls Anheuser-Busch and Burger King. Now 3G is making radical cuts at the $11.6 billion ketchup king. An exclusive excerpt from an upcoming Fortune feature.
By Jennifer Reingold, senior editor
FORTUNE -- As the 60 or so most senior executives of the H.J. Heinz Company walked through the grand entrance MORESep 18, 2013 12:26 PM ET
Two BCG consultants offer a prescription for innovation in Thinking In New Boxes.
By Craig Giammona
FORTUNE -- Jean Paul Sartre was a Marxist, but his existential play No Exit could have easily been about business strategy – at least that's the suggestion in Alan Iny and Luc de Brabandere's new book Thinking in New Boxes: Five Essential Steps to Spark the Next Big Idea.
The book begins with an allegory about a MORESep 18, 2013 11:21 AM ET
Cape Air's Dan Wolf faces a tough choice: Give up his business or give up politics.
By David Whitford, editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Say you're 55 years old. You're a successful, public-spirited entrepreneur. You know about leadership, job creation, and operating within a budget. You're no stranger to politics, either, having served in the state legislature. Now you want to run for governor. Is that so unreasonable?
That's what Dan Wolf would like MORESep 17, 2013 10:10 AM ET
Luxury automakers once viewed the SUV and its lighter-weight heir, the CUV, with disdain. Now, the likes of Bentley and Rolls Royce have changed their tune in a big way. Here's why.Sep 16, 2013 1:58 PM ET
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