A new study has found that hospitals benefit immensely from surgical complications. How employers like Wal-Mart and health care providers are tackling this problem.Shelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Apr 17, 2013 5:00 AM ET
As commerce nibbles away at the one holiday that cuts across just about all American divides, Wal-Mart workers are becoming bolder about saying no. By Elizabeth G. OlsonNov 22, 2012 2:36 PM ET
Whether a business has millions of employees or just a few staffers, leaders ought to have a plan to deal with reputation damage that can stem from rumblings within the ranks. By Harrison MonarthNov 21, 2012 1:08 PM ET
A rare conversation with Walter Isaacson and John Huey, the writers who got inside the heads of these two extraordinary business leaders.
By Andy Serwer, managing editor
FORTUNE -- When you consider the greatest business minds of the past 100 years, certainly Steve Jobs and Sam Walton have to be at the very top of the list. Jobs created the most valuable company on earth (though down from an all-time high, MORENov 15, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The media loves them, but most businesses treat them as loudmouth malcontents. They do so at their own peril.
By Jack and Suzy Welch, contributors
FORTUNE -- 'Ignore him. He's a wack job."
"She's just bitter she didn't get promoted."
"He's been shooting his mouth off for years -- and it's always nothing."
Those lines sound familiar? If you work in business, they probably do -- it's how people talk about whistleblowers. Whistleblowers MOREMay 29, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The two companies' boards failed to heed risk and compliance warnings from its shareholders, which could have saved both companies considerable trouble. By Eleanor BloxhamEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - May 21, 2012 1:26 PM ET
Some of the nation's greatest corporations started with a few people. But when trouble hits, they need to be held accountable to their many shareholders.
FORTUNE -- I don't know about you, but my head is spinning. Google, Wal-Mart, News Corp, Chesapeake Energy. We all know absolute power corrupts, but the apparent level of ethical challenge at these public, founder-controlled companies is mind-boggling.
Worse, these companies not only do damage to themselves MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - May 4, 2012 10:24 AM ET
The retail giant now faces a host of potential legal and reputational risks. Wal-Mart's board will need to get to the bottom of the situation, but are they up to the task? By Beth KowittApr 25, 2012 12:43 PM ET
Boardroom battles and power plays shaped this year's U.S. list, which boasts eight new faces and - surprise! - a new No. 1.
By Beth Kowitt & Rupali Arora
There's been plenty of turmoil atop Fortune's annual Most Powerful Women list. Meg Whitman crashed the party, coming in at No. 9 when she became CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ). (As CEO of eBay (EBAY), she was on the list from 1999 to 2007.) Longtime MPW Carol Bartz lost her job MORESep 29, 2011 7:00 AM ET
Fast-growing Green Dot has Wal-Mart as an investor. But its stock keeps falling.
By Charles P. Wallace, contributor
FORTUNE -- Not many fledgling entrepreneurs could survive the discovery that their brainchild was a flop. But Steven W. Streit, 49, had a eureka moment that turned his fortunes around. In 1999, Streit, a former adult-contemporary radio programmer, started a business called iGen in the bedroom of his Monrovia, Calif., apartment. The goal: to MORESep 2, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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