MARKETS: Business is Back! April was such a charm! And here we are in May and the beat goes on. Like this on Wednesday: "Orders to U.S. factories surged in March by the largest amount in a year..." (Business is back!) TWX and YUM earnings were tasty and so we have another record for the Dow, crossing (Jordan) 13,200 for the first time. What was really nice to see was that the NAZ and S&P outpaced the Dow, because so much of the rally recently was big stocks outperforming (and playing catch up really with) the rest of the market. Finally the folks who've been saying that big caps looked cheap are looking smart.....Third time's a charm with Cablevision, right? Dolans are paying out $36.26 a share. Can you believe they originally offered $27 last fall? Good for the board to get up, stand up, get up for your rights!....Hey what are you doing this weekend, The (Kentucky) Derby or BRK's annual meeting? Hard to do both, trust me.....
YOUR NEW ISSUE OF FORTUNE MAGAZINE: Okay, I'll admit it. It's amazing! Brilliant! Perfect even! Cover story on the how drinking red wine will let you live forever (or close), and the amazing biotech company that's racing to create miracle drugs that extend life from an ingredient in, well, Pinot! Um, that's good...We also have a great lineup of big thinkers and CEOs to tell you all about what's going to go down in 2007. Serious heavy hitters who are a bit undercover like Vinod Khosla, Peter Chernin, Linda Kaplan Thaler, David Rubenstein, Sean McManus. (Funny, as a business magazine, we didn't feel compelled to call up Louise MacBain.) Other terrifc reads: Newt Gingrich's comeback trail bid for the White House by Nina Easton, a coolio story on Second Life by David Kirpatrick, and even an interview with one of Disney's hottest properties: Hannah Montana. ("You get the best of both worlds. Chill out take it slow. Then you go rock the show!") Just don't tell my achy-breaky heart---how many of you get THAT?
Heaven or Hell? Or perhaps something else altogether? In the final of a three-part series CNN hears how some scientists believe the future will be neither heaven nor hell. But that humanity's path instead lies somewhere in between --- a scenario author and journalist Joel Garreau has dubbed 'Prevail'.
Humanity is on the verge of an incredible future. Technologies that seem like science fiction are already becoming science fact as researchers develop innovations that will transform the very essence of what it is to be human.