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The parents of missing U.S. serviceman Bowe Bergdahl led the Rolling Thunder ride in Washington on Sunday, trailed by the roar of what was estimated to be hundreds of thousands of motorcycles.

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Businesses cruise more to meetings -- literallyupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 07:44:00

Imagine sitting at a conference roundtable and being able to look out on the turquoise sea for inspiration. At lunch, you steal away to sunbathe on deck. That night, after a featured speaker presentation, you'll watch a cabaret. Tomorrow, you'll spend a few hours on Grand Cayman.

Six secrets behind cool brands updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:15:00

Why does French dressmaker Chanel always seem chic? What does British seamstress Vivienne Westwood have that others don't? And even though it's been 25 years since "Top Gun", why does everybody still want a pair of Ray Bans?

Cain: 'America's too uptight!'updated: Wed Sep 14 2011 20:03:00

When the Republican candidates were asked what they would bring to the White House if elected, Georgia businessman Herman Cain set himself apart from the career politicians on the stage with him by replying: "I would bring a sense of humor to the White House, because America's too uptight!"

CNNMoney: Harley-Davidson stock zooms 9% on bike salesupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 16:52:00

Harley-Davidson pulled a wheelie on Wall Street today. Shares of the motorcycle giant shot up 9% Tuesday after it reported that U.S. bike sales rose on an annual basis for the first time in nearly five years. Shares closed at $45.11, up $3.70 on the day.

Bareheaded motorcyclist dies in helmet protestupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 22:20:00

A bareheaded motorcyclist participating in a ride to protest mandatory helmet laws was killed when he was thrown over the handlebars in Onondaga, New York. Sarah Palin Hops Motorcycle for 'Rolling Thunder' Rallyupdated: Mon May 30 2011 16:09:00

"How do you wear all this leather and stay cool?" biker Palin asked another woman

Accessories make gaming more funupdated: Tue May 10 2011 07:22:00

For video game fans, many of the gadgets and accessories designed to support today's games are as unique and imaginative as the games themselves. Marisa Miller Confesses to a 'Wild Side'updated: Tue Jan 18 2011 11:33:00

The Sports Illustrated model says she revs up her motorcycle to relax

Harley Davidson in Indiaupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 02:24:00

CNN's Sara Sidner explains why iconic motorbike maker Harley Davidson is keen to tap into India's economy.

Harley-Davidson to build bikes in Indiaupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 02:24:00

Harley-Davidson, the iconic American motorcycle brand with a cult-like following, has announced it has chosen to build its second assembly plant ever outside the United States in India.

Fortune: Who killed the electric motorcycle?updated: Tue Sep 28 2010 06:46:00

When I talk to my motorcycling friends, many of them are hankering for an electric motorcycle. But only, they stress, if it's a motorcycle, not a motor scooter. One friend explained that to motorcycling types, a high-end electric motorcycle would be like going from a Ferrari to a Tesla: "If I was used to driving a Ferrari and you put me in a Tesla I would love it." In other words, high-end Harley riders are not a group interested in the two-wheeled version of, say, a Fiat or Tata.

Fortune: Harley-Davidson's aging biker problemupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 14:44:00

Harley-Davidson was the feel-good turnaround story of the 1990s and then the poster-boy for brand values in the 2000s. How often did you read that Harley was the only consumer brand whose customers were so loyal they wore the company's logo tattooed on their chest?

Obama's speech revs up Harley workerupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 19:20:00

When President Barack Obama rolled out a $50-billion six-year infrastructure proposal Monday, thousands who gathered in Milwaukee were eager to hear his message.

Fortune: Corporate cash hoarding isn't sustainableupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 14:36:00

With record cash on hand and a swell of profits at many large companies, it's hard not to wonder if corporate America has what it takes to help turn this sluggish economy around. Brant James: NASCAR engines for dirt tracks, more notesupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 16:21:00

Those who make their living with race cars are spread to the four winds in the short stretch of quiet that passes for an offseason, but they usually find themselves in a car, under a hood or at a track anyway. They just don't get paid for it. Sometimes they're drawn back together by anticipation of racing's blurry circle starting all over again.

Fortune: Harley-Davidson: Bears vs. bullsupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 13:25:00

Weak consumer spending and frozen credit markets are making a rough ride for Harley-Davidson.

CNNMoney: Counting on dividends? Not so fastupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 05:45:00

Investors who count on dividend payments as a "safe" investment are getting hammered right along with share prices.

Money Magazine: When good appliances go badupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 11:47:00

The hot water goes cold, the air conditioner goes hot or maybe the washing machine's spin cycle is starting to sound like a Harley-Davidson rally. Alas, your warranty on the appliance in question expired long ago. Suddenly you're faced with a tough, potentially pricey decision: fix the broken item or replace it? Repair would cost less in the short term, but you'd hate to invest in something that could spring another problem soon. These guidelines will help you decide.

CNNMoney: Scooter sales skyrocket 66%updated: Tue Sep 23 2008 14:07:00

The scooter is becoming the new must-have set of wheels in a lot of American cities.

FSB: Grilling on your backyard dragonupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 08:13:00

All that sculptor Ed McBride intended to build was a simple charcoal grill for his backyard. A year later he was searing salmon steaks on a barbecue fashioned to look like a five-foot-tall dragon.

Which came first -- the word or the image?updated: Thu Jul 24 2008 02:43:00

In print advertisements, which comes first -- the word or the image? David Hasselhoff Says 'I'm Doing Good'updated: Thu Oct 18 2007 15:06:00

Barely more than a week after his alcohol relapse and subsequent hospitalization, David Hasselhoff tells PEOPLE he is back on the straight and narrow.

A day of protests in DCupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 23:25:00

Anti-war protesters and troop supporters let their voices be heard in Washington. CNN's Kathleen Koch reports.

CNNMoney: Harley-Davidson lowers forecastupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 08:32:00

Harley-Davidson said Friday it expects its full-year earnings to come in below year-ago results as consumers reduce spending.

CNNMoney: Stocks skid at startupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 21:32:00

U.S. stocks retreated in early trading Friday after a surprising August jobs report that showed a decline in payrolls. Rosie O'Donnell's Bad Biker Encounterupdated: Mon Aug 13 2007 20:13:00

No peaceful Florida vacation for Rosie O'Donnell - who found herself in a screaming match with a biker that eventually had him retreating.

CNNMoney: Thursday's moversupdated: Thu Apr 19 2007 12:46:00

The following are some of Thursday's most actively traded stocks:

Money Magazine: How to feel safe when your job isn'tupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 11:46:00

Professionally, Don Megge is living on borrowed time. For starters, he works in the auto industry - a field in which plant closings, employee buyouts and layoffs are an everpresent threat.

CNNMoney: Techs lower at openupdated: Thu Jan 18 2007 09:22:00

Technology stocks slipped at Thursday's U.S. market open as concerns about Apple weighed on investors. The broader market was up slightly.

Money Magazine: Stocks: Rating the winners of 2006updated: Tue Jan 02 2007 08:49:00

Despite all the worries, last year turned out to be quite good for blue-chip stocks. Although prices were flat early in 2006, stocks rallied strongly in the second half.

Money Magazine: Second wind for the bull marketupdated: Mon Oct 16 2006 18:06:00

The Dow Jones industrial average reached an all-time high a couple of weeks ago, and now the venerable stock market index is closing in on the 12,000 mark.

Staying young a family businessupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 13:28:00

Perched on a gleaming Harley-Davidson, Ricardo Fisas looks much younger than his 80 years.

Museum exhibit: Cars of rock-n-rollupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 16:14:00

Cars have a long history in rock music. Ike Turner's 1951 tune "Rocket 88" -- arguably the first rock hit -- was about a high-horsepower Oldsmobile.

Schwarzenegger, son hurt in motorcycle wreckupdated: Sun Jan 08 2006 23:45:00

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his son, Patrick, received minor injuries Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident near their home, the governor's press secretary said in a written statement.

EW review: 'Domino' lethally numbupdated: Fri Oct 14 2005 09:54:00

Poor little rich babe, scion of English movie-star royalty, AK-47-toting punkette bounty hunter: If Domino Harvey's life didn't already sound like a chicly garish girl-with-model- cheekbones-goes-slumming thriller, then a girl-with-model-cheekbones- goes-slumming thriller would have to be made to exploit it.

FSB: Against the Windupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

Motorcycle windshields were once big, ugly, and uncool. But all that changed when Norm Dober started manufacturing small, aerodynamic windscreens at a factory in Silicon Valley. Now WindVest Motorc...

Fortune: Five stocks for a stormy marketupdated: Mon May 16 2005 00:01:00

SO FAR, 2005 IS SHAPING UP TO BE A tough year for investors. Following gloomy profit reports from blue-chip companies such as IBM, Coca-Cola, and General Motors, a string of economic statistics--in...

Police hope photo of possible witness leads to child porn victimupdated: Wed Apr 27 2005 18:31:00

Florida and Canadian law enforcement officials Wednesday released the picture of a young girl, reclining on a couch, who authorities described as a possible witness in an Internet child pornography investigation.

The art of motorcycle managementupdated: Tue Apr 19 2005 11:05:00

The Harley Davidson plant in Kansas City, Missouri is a bike lover's paradise, where iconic motorcycles such as the Dyna Glide and V-Rod are born.

Golf vacationers seek more than 19th hole for off-course funupdated: Thu Mar 03 2005 08:49:00

Tour operators and travel agents are increasingly filling a demand for vacations that combine golf and activities off the course.

Business 2.0: Hits & Missesupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 00:01:00

[HIT] Why it pays to get in touch with your feminine side. Harley-Davidson is firing on all cylinders. In January the motorcycle maker reported a record $890 million in profits for fiscal 2004, wit...

CNNMoney: Report: Motorcycle sales rev upupdated: Thu Jan 20 2005 06:42:00

Motorcycle sales jumped to their highest level in 25 years in 2004, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: Hog Heaven?updated: Wed Jan 19 2005 12:09:00

Vroom vroom!

Money Magazine: Three Ways to Tame Inflation Rising prices have investors scared. This trio of strategies should help youupdated: Sun Aug 01 2004 00:01:00

From the grocery aisle to the gas pump, inflation seems to be creeping back. So far, it's still low in absolute terms--around 3%. And there's a lively debate among market watchers about how fast in...

CNNMoney: Three ways to tame inflationupdated: Tue Jul 13 2004 15:28:00

From the grocery aisle to the gas pump, inflation seems to be creeping back.

Fortune: Insider's City Guideupdated: Mon Jun 28 2004 00:01:00

You're traveling on business this summer and find yourself with a few hours to kill. No client to satisfy. No kids to entertain. Just you--itching to fill your belly, slake your thirst, and relax i...

CNNMoney: Seeking safetyupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 10:18:00

Now that the days of skyrocketing earnings seem to be numbered, it may be time to focus less on earnings reports and pick up some new reading material, boring old balance sheets, one Wall Street strategist said Tuesday.

Money Magazine: What's Next for the Bull Despite investors' worries, this bull looks as though it has a lot further to runupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 00:01:00

The bull market celebrated its first birthday on March 11, and that anniversary should be cause for widespread happiness. But for many investors, a tinge of anxiety has undercut both their enthusia...

Money Magazine: Harley's top easy riderupdated: Fri Sep 12 2003 14:38:00

If the world seems to have surrendered to its inner Easy Rider lately, take note: Harley-Davidson is turning 100, and everyone's invited to the party.

Money Magazine: Harley's Easy Rider Jeff Bleustein talks about the delicate art of maneuvering one of America's most beloved updated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

If the world seems to have surrendered to its inner Easy Rider lately, take note: Harley-Davidson is turning 100, and everyone's invited to the party. Shareholders are already celebrating. As of Ju...

Fortune: Designing a Legacyupdated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

Apple's Cube, VW's Beetle, Michael Graves's toaster: The material world has never looked so good. It is, to some degree, a Brooks Stevens world. A pioneer of industrial design's first golden age (a...

Money Magazine: Harley-Davidson's top easy riderupdated: Thu Aug 28 2003 16:14:00

If the world seems to have surrendered to its inner Easy Rider lately, take note: Harley-Davidson is turning 100, and everyone's invited to the party.

Money Magazine: The Next Scare? Pension plan shortfalls are mushrooming.updated: Wed Jan 01 2003 00:01:00

One week, the Wall Street Journal proclaims on the front page that there is no pension crisis; the next week, Fortune compares pension problems to the lurking menace in Nightmare on Elm Street. All...

Business 2.0: How Harley Revved Online Sales The company first had to strike a balance between dealers and brand managers.updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

KEN OSTERMANN Manager of electronic commerce, Harley-Davidson

Fortune: Got Their Mojo Working A battle of the bands at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows that corporate rock updated: Mon Nov 11 2002 00:01:00

Do corporate rock & roll bands reflect the inner soul of a company? I would argue yes. Fortunately I had the perfect proving ground to confirm this hypothesis: FORTUNE's second annual Battle of the...

Fortune: Will Harley-Davidson Hit The Wall? It redefined the motorcycle industry as it roared through 16 years of growth. updated: Mon Aug 12 2002 00:01:00

Wearing black leather and riding huge Harleys, a motorcycle gang thunders through northern Georgia as if en route to a rumble. But the only rumble for this gang--the Atlanta Harley Owners Group (HO...

Fortune: Happy Companies Make Happy Investments Stocks from our Best Companies to Work For list trounced the S&P 500.updated: Mon May 27 2002 00:01:00

Apparently, you can make a killing by making nice. Each year, FORTUNE publishes the 100 Best Companies to Work For. The ranking, compiled by Milton Moskowitz and Robert Levering of the Great Place ...

FSB: A Sweet Triumph Nineteen years ago John Bloor bought a defunct British motorcycle firm. (What was he thinking?) updated: Mon Apr 01 2002 00:01:00

Back in 1983, when John Bloor visited a shuttered factory in Coventry, England, the housing developer was looking for his next building site. What he found instead was an idea for a new business. A...

Fortune: Silent Warning When companies clam up, trouble may lie ahead.updated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

What you don't know can hurt you. Especially when you used to know it. What we're talking about here is disclosure, or rather the lack of it. In many instances, companies suddenly stop disclosing v...

Fortune: Hogs Run Wild On Wall Street Is Harley-Davidson worth nearly as much as GM? The stock market thinks so.updated: Mon Sep 03 2001 00:01:00

Not every bubble, it seems, has burst. The market capitalization of motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson, for instance, is expanding faster than the waistline of a beer-bellied biker. Its shares have s...

Money Magazine: Kathy and Brad Sutterupdated: Wed Aug 01 2001 00:01:00

OCCUPATIONS: Secretary; sales manager

Money Magazine: Cary And Sheryl Chaitoffupdated: Sat Jan 01 2000 00:01:00

OCCUPATIONS: Marketing v.p.; account sales manager

Money Magazine: High Growth At Half The Price Loaded up with expensive big stocks? It's time to consider midcaps.updated: Tue Jun 01 1999 00:01:00

For the last four years, practically all that investors have cared about, outside of the Internet, are large-caps, megacaps and ultracaps. The bigger the stock, the better. There was good reason fo...

Fortune: How Harvard Built Its Brand: It's Radicalupdated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

Why Madonna and not the Spice Girls?

Fortune: The Wild Bunch A potent horsepower cocktail: the baddest sport bikes from around the world, power-hungry updated: Mon Jun 08 1998 00:01:00

Anyone rusty on panic?" asked Reg Pridmore, champion motorcycle racer and instructor, as a torrential El Nino rain turned Southern California's Willow Springs Raceway into a water ride. The questio...

Money Magazine: Fix Your Nose, If You Wish, But Not With This New Loanupdated: Fri May 01 1998 00:01:00

If you can take out a loan to pay for a new Harley, why not do the same to get whiter teeth, thinner thighs and fewer wrinkles? After all, notes Anne M. Tynion, a former vice president at Harley-Da...

Money Magazine: BE REBORN TO BE WILD ON TODAY'S POWERFUL RETRO MOTORCYCLESupdated: Tue Apr 01 1997 00:01:00

Do the open road, the roar of an air-cooled engine and the wind in your face stir memories of a braver time? If so, you're not alone. Thousands of males in mid-life denial have found that today's m...

Money Magazine: GROWTH AND INCOME FROM ONE PORTFOLIOupdated: Fri Nov 01 1996 00:01:00

Like a farmer who is competing to have the fattest watermelon at the county fair, your investment aim during most of your working life is pretty straightforward: Make the crop grow. But in retireme...


MOST GREAT BLUE-CHIP GROWTH STOCKS OF THE past 20 years share a common trait: rapid international expansion contributed mightily to their success. Think for a moment about three of the world's best...

Fortune: NORSTAN AETRIUM VITALINK PHARMACY SERVICESupdated: Mon May 01 1995 00:01:00


Fortune: Why do we work? Sure, it's for the money. But more and more people, realizing that's not all there is to life, are embarking on updated: Mon Dec 26 1994 00:01:00

IN THE DAYS of misty towers, distressed maidens, and stalwart knights, a young man, walking down a road, came upon a laborer fiercely pounding away at a stone with hammer and chisel. The lad asked ...

Fortune: INDIAN MOTORBIKES: ''WE'LL BE BACK''updated: Mon Jun 13 1994 00:01:00

The rumors started the moment Indian Motorcycle closed shop. The company, and the flamboyant motorbikes it had made for 53 years, would be back. Today, four decades later, the rumor turns out to be...

Fortune: HOG-WILD IN BREWTOWNupdated: Mon Jul 12 1993 00:01:00

No, they didn't pull up the drawbridge or hide in their root cellars. In fact, the good citizens of Milwaukee welcomed the horde of 75,000 invading bikers. And why not? These motorcyclists -- inclu...

Fortune: COMPANIES TO WATCHupdated: Mon May 31 1993 00:01:00

CUSTOM CHROME Has Nace Panzica changed much since he brought Custom Chrome public 18 months ago? The CEO points to the tie and business suit he is wearing and bursts out laughing. He and most of Cu...

Money Magazine: FIVE WAYS TO EARN 10% TODAYupdated: Sun Nov 01 1992 00:01:00

So far, 1992 has been a year of disappointing choices -- and we're not talking only about the three presidential candidates. Just look at your options if you have money to invest. Stocks are tradin...

Money Magazine: SMART MOVES updated: Wed Apr 01 1992 00:01:00

-- Squeeze more yield from your CDs by laddering. Stash equal parts of your money in a three-month, six-month, nine-month and one-year CD. As each comes due, replace it with a one-year CD. That way...

Money Magazine: WHAT THE HOTTEST STOCK FUND MANAGER IS BUYING NOWupdated: Sun Dec 01 1991 00:01:00

Fund manager Ken Heebner doesn't like being compared with former rival Peter Lynch, the phenom who retired from Fidelity Magellan at age 46 in 1990. ''I'm not really in Peter's league,'' says Heebn...

Fortune: CUTTING BULL-MARKET RISK WITH CONVERTIBLE BONDSupdated: Mon Apr 22 1991 00:01:00

Are you tempted by stocks but leery of their volatility, in view of the market's recent surges and dips? You might consider convertible bonds, a peculiar hybrid of equity and debt that offers both ...

Fortune: CEOs DON'T SHARE WHITE-COLLAR BLUES Surprise: Many corporate chiefs aren't particularly worried about the lag in office worker pupdated: Mon Feb 25 1991 00:01:00

ARE AMERICA'S corporate chiefs perhaps slightly behind the power curve on the issue of white-collar productivity? FORTUNE recently picked the minds of CEOs at the nation's top industrial and servic...

Fortune: ON THE RISEupdated: Mon Jan 15 1990 00:01:00

WILLIAM E. PRATHER, 42 IMASCO LTD. Fast food can mean a fast career track. Prather bolted Burger King in 1985 to become president of Imasco's Hardee's Food Systems. As of January 1, he'll have the ...

Fortune: HOW HARLEY BEAT BACK THE JAPANESE Quality was awful, manufacturing a mess, and the Japanese were gobbling market share. The manaupdated: Mon Sep 25 1989 00:01:00

At the start of the 1980s few people gave Harley-Davidson much chance to survive. The last U.S. motorcycle maker was being battered by the Japanese. Its share of the super-heavyweight motorcycle ma...

Fortune: ON THE RISEupdated: Mon Jul 03 1989 00:01:00

JAMES H. PATERSON, 41 HARLEY-DAVIDSON INC. When Harley asked Paterson to oversee marketing of its motorcycles in 1984, the former accountant put away his spreadsheets and strapped on his helmet. He...

Money Magazine: Stock of the Monthupdated: Thu Dec 01 1988 00:01:00

HARLEY REVS UP ITS PROFITS Most motorists defer to guys on Harley-Davidsons, but the motorcycle maker's stock doesn't get the respect it deserves, analysts say. Since losing $6.61 a share in 1982, ...

Fortune: HAVING A HARD TIME WITH JUST-IN-TIME U.S. companies are finding the Japanese method of inventory control trickier than they thouupdated: Mon Jun 09 1986 00:01:00

AMERICAN managers in the U.S. who latched on to Japanese-style just-in-time production methods as a panacea for their manufacturing woes are finding that making the cure work is tougher than they e...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THISupdated: Mon Sep 02 1985 00:01:00

''Export restraints are like opium addiction.'' -EIJI TOYODA, 71, chairman of Toyota Motor Corp. ''It's getting a little mushy underfoot.'' -EDWARD MEYER, 60, chairman of Grey Advertising, on the s...

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