FORTUNE magazine 2017 September 15 Issue
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No Margin, No Mission. Increasingly, capitalism is driving another worthwhile enterprise: everyday problem solving.
BRIEFING
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Football Absorbs a Knockout Blow: As evidence mounts that the sport is hurting its players, a multibillion-dollar colossus looks ever more deflated.
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The Bull Case for Uber's New Chief: CEO Dara Khosrowshahi could be the right person to bring Uber back from the brink.
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Big Food Swallows the Meal-Kit Hype: The food-in-a-box space is over-crowded, but there's a reason the industry giants still want a piece of it.
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Trump's Break With CEO's Is a Big Deal. A pro-growth partnership between business and government is increasingly out of reach.
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Back-to-School Shopping Still Exist? And How! It's a digital world, but the fall shopping season is bigger than ever.
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A Back-to-Work Reading List: Ten of the most hotly anticipated titles of the season.
TECH
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Bringing "Hard Science" to the Masses. The brain trust at Breakout Labs are becoming VCs - and could prove to be formidable contenders.
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Dead, but Not Forgotten. E-waste recycler ERI fulfills an integral part of the digital food chain.
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Crystal Clear Provenance.:Blockchain technology is set to transform a new market - diamonds.
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Fighting His Way Out: How British inventor Sir James Dyson got started.
VENTURE
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A Retailer Finds Its Voice: REI, a mecca for outdoorsy shoppers, has found a new raison d'être.
INVEST
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Times Change, But "Green" Funds Keep Growing. Even under a Trump presidency, "sustainable" funds have stayed strong. Here's why.
PASSIONS
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Made to Measure: A custom-fit suit a price better than a department store's? That's the promise of a new breed of suitmakers.
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Holy Grails: Auction prices for vintage timepieces are sky-high. When it comes to the Swiss watch market, everything old is new again.
FORUM
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50 Companies That Do Well by Doing Good: Our third annual list of corporate world-changers. Plus: Six small yet influential rising stars.
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Four Pillars of Moral Leadership: A leading corporate-ethics guru offers a framework for how managers everywhere can lead by example.
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Making a Motowin Miracle: Jamie Dimon had a front-row seat for Detroit's collapse. Now he and JP Morgan Chase are fueling the city's revival. Their strategy is a blueprint for rebuilding America's cities.
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The Ties That bind at Levi's: The blue-jeans is rolling out a "Worker Well-Being' program for the 300,000 laborators in its global supply chain. But can perks and respect keep workers happy and loyal?
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Apple Finds Its Core: CEO Tim Cook talks about how the tech giant is embracing its mission by investing in everything from education to renewable energy, to yes, world-changing products.
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Planet-Friendly Profits: Dutch sciences giant DSM reinvented itself to tackle global problems like malnutrition and climate change. The result: an $8 billion company whose stock is at an all-time high.
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Big Food's Mass CEO Exodus: The head honchos of Big Food are under immense pressure from a hypercompetitive retail landscape and activist investors. No wonder so many have stepped down.
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Stalking an Elusive Prize in Alaska: Oil giants have long pushed to explore the Arcitic National Wildlife Refuge, only to be thwarted by environmentalists. Trump's vow to open ANWR sets up an epic showdown.
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Ford Finds a New Leader, by Design. CEO Jim Hackett brings an intellectual approach and an outsider's perspective to the job. Here's how the plans to transform the under-performing automaker.
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100 Fastest-Growing Companies; Facebook (No.6) and Amazon.com (No.9) headline this year's crop. See the full list for 98 more up-and-comers.
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At Lending-Tree, It's All Fist Bumps. Business is booming at the online marketplace for consumer credit. And the company's big idea - allowing borrowers to comparison shop online - is still gaining traction.
LAST BYTE
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Coasts of Living: The U.S. housing market is getting squeezed, contributing to a sharp rise in costs.
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