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The Trans-Everything CEO

A profile of the highest-paid female executive in America, who was born male.

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Nowhere Man

In July 2008, the director of a Denver non-profit received a package containing house keys, a will, a $100,000 check and what appeared to be a suicide note. She didn’t go to the bank–or to the cops.

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Mother Earth Mother Board

A 42,000-word, 3-continent spanning “hacker tourist” account of the laying of the (then) longest wire on earth.

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Secrets of the Tax-Prep Business

How pop-up tax preparers make billions off the poor.

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How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo

The story of a lead squandered.

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Horrific Fire Revealed a Gap in Safety for Global Brands

The human lives lost in exchange for cheaper goods.

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The Smartest Girls in the Room

How an obscure Australian judge and a hard-charging lawyer put the S&P on trial for the global financial collapse.

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The Plot to Destroy America's Beer

The future of beer behemoth AB InBev.

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Inside the Mansion -- and Mind -- of Kim Dotcom, the Most Wanted Man on the Net

The strange existence of the accused Internet pirate as he battles the U.S. government.

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The Battle for Best Buy, the Incredible Shrinking Big Box

The rise and (potential) fall of the electronics superstore.

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Life of a Salesman

Frank Firetti, a 54-year-old pool salesman in Virginia, and his fading American dream.