Fortune Classic

  • Why we need more doctors (FORTUNE, 1993)

    Editor's note: Every Sunday Fortune publishes a favorite story from its magazine archives. This week marked the beginning of one of the key pieces of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act. In light of the launch of online insurance exchanges, we turn to a 1993 article about the Clinton administration's attempt to bring health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. 

    Granting health benefits to 37 million uninsured Americans will inflate demand for doctors -- who MORE

    Oct 6, 2013 5:00 AM ET
  • Chrysler (Fortune 1935)

    Editor's note: Every Sunday Fortune publishes a favorite story from its magazine archives. This week we turn to a 1935 article about Chrysler, which earlier this week filed for an initial public offering as it emerges from Chapter11 bankruptcy four years ago. The automaker, founded in 1925 by Walter Chrysler, still has a number of serious challenges ahead as it continues to merge its operations with those of Italian-based Fiat SpA. It's uncertain MORE

    Sep 29, 2013 10:36 AM ET
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  • It's his economy now -- and yours (Fortune 2005)

    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 MORE

    Sep 22, 2013 10:11 AM ET
  • Ballmer unbound (Fortune 2004)

    Editor's note: Every Sunday Fortune publishes a favorite story from its magazine archives. This week we turn to a 2004 Fortune profile of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who will retire within the next 12 months after more than 30 years at the company. 

    How do you impose order on a giant, runaway Mensa meeting? Just watch Microsoft's CEO. 

    By Brent Schlender

    FORTUNE -- Steve Ballmer is a man whose reputation exceeds him. Barrel- chested and bombastic, MORE

    Aug 25, 2013 7:00 AM ET
  • The comeuppance of Carl Icahn (Fortune 1986)

    Editor's note: Every Sunday Fortune publishes a favorite story from its magazine archives. Last week, the investor Carl Icahn announced on Twitter that he's taken a stake in Apple (AAPL) valued at more than $1.5 billion. He is trying to get the company to buy back its own shares. Many of today's activist investors, including Icahn, were the corporate raiders of the 1980s. Their tactics have changed but their objective -- to make MORE

    Aug 18, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Rise of The Washington Post (Fortune, 1944)

    As postscript to a career in banking, Eugene Meyer has built in the capital a newspaper of courage and conscience and one gaining in national prestige.

    Aug 11, 2013 5:00 AM ET
  • The owners' new game is managing (Fortune, 1991)

    Editor's note: Every Sunday we publish a favorite story from our magazine archives. With the passing of the MLB trade deadline this week and the ongoing controversy with Alex Rodriguez and his potential suspension from baseball, sports salaries were on our minds. This 1991 feature looks at how various professional sports had to navigate a variety of business issues, including salary, broadcast rights and stadium financing.

    You think you have cost problems? Have MORE

    Aug 4, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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  • 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
  • Inside Rolling Stones Inc. (Fortune, 2002)

    Editor's note: Every Sunday we publish a favorite story from our magazine archives. Summer concert season is in full swing, and the Rolling Stones just wrapped up their 50th anniversary tour. In 2002, Fortune's Andy Serwer examined the business behind the rock legends.

    Rock's billion-dollar band.

    By Andy Serwer

    FORTUNE -- Mick Jagger is wearing a cool pink shirt, slim black trousers, and bright red socks. His hair is--well, there's a lot of it. MORE

    Jul 21, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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  • Riding the Boom (FORTUNE, 2005)

    Editor's note: Every Sunday we publish a favorite story from our magazine archives. In the July 22, 2013 issue of FORTUNE, we published an excerpt from assistant managing editor Leigh Gallagher's new book The End of the Suburbs. This week, we take a look back at the boom of the suburbs. 

    They snap up real estate, flip it, then chase the next hot market.They're the new day traders--and they're dancing on the edge MORE

    Jul 14, 2013 5:01 AM ET
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