BusinessWeek -- Behind This Week's Cover Story: Episodes

The Products are real, and so is the strategy. Is Obama campaign manager Jim Messina ahead of his time or out of his mind?
How did the George twins build an illegal prescription painkilling empire? A few pills at a time
Unemployment is a closely watched statistic, and for 12.5 million Americans, a humbling reality. The percentage of people out of work peaked at 10 percent in October 2009, and while the rate hovers stubbornly at 8.1 percent, at least some of the long-term unemployed are beginning to find permanent jobs. ...
On the eve of Facebook's IPO, a look at the daring decisions that took the social network's price tag from $1 billion to about 100 times as much
How a relatively minor oil spill turned Chevron into a pariah in Brazil and obscured the nation's struggle to tap its newfound reserves
The fall of Bo Xilai reveals a culture of greed, violence, and deceit. Is this any place to do business?
One week as a member of a factory-floor efficiency squad
The unbelievable true tale of how the stumbling, bumbling SEC cracked the biggest insider trading case in history -- and became the scourge of Wall Street in the process
Think of this issue of Bloomberg Businessweek as a cocktail party. In the most obvious sense, it's all about the mix of guests. Our second annual How To special packs in CEOs, tech visionaries, U.S. senators, an NFL referee, an artist, and, for good measure, an 11-year-old and a 106-year-old. While the ...
Nina Olson, the national taxpayer advocate, is leading frustrated filers through the IRS labyrinth
Steve Jobs called Google's Android operating system "grand theft" and vowed to destroy it. But the legal war he started before he died could do Apple more harm than good
How much credit can the Obama administration take for the improving economy?
Chinese corporate espionage is "the greatest transfer of wealth in history," says the U.S. National Security Agency's director. And growing evidence says China's intelligence agencies are involved
Bloomberg Businessweek's travel issue
Chaos and fail whales couldn't stop it. Now Twitter, which for years treated earnings as an annoyance, is about to cash in
In 1995, Randy Johnson lost his job after Bain Capital bought the struggling paper company where he worked. Armed with a pile of fading documents, he has tormented Romney ever since.
Kim Dotcom started Megaupload, made filesharing explode, and now sits in a New Zealand jail, charged with conspiracy, racketeering, and more. A hacker supreme's ridiculous rise and fall.
Continental and United have undeniable corporate chemistry, but is it a love built to last? An inside look at the complexity and absurdity of making the world's largest airline.
Just months after U.S. withdrawal, hopes for turning the country into an economic beacon are already in shambles
Cooler tech, more energy, higher profit -- the Microsoft CEO is out to prove Steve Jobs wrong and make Redmond relevant again
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