For decades You Xiaoyi rode a bike to his job at a state-run factory in China. In the 1980s he upgraded to a Beijing public bus. But today You, 70, owns his own factory, and he's ready for the ultimate status symbol of China's accelerating middle class: a new car.
As her sentencing date approaches, Martha Stewart is searching for a way to stay out of jail--or at least get out of jail early. NEWSWEEK has learned that Stewart will seek to serve all or part of her sentence helping underprivileged women start their own businesses.
Martha Stewart is working hard to stay out of prison. After a visit to the probation office last Monday (to submit a urine sample, among other things), she sped off to tell the directors of her $250 million company that they still need her as a "creative force." After all, her new line of garden merchandise is flying off shelves, and her Turkey Hill furniture is selling briskly. (Never mind that CBS dumped her TV show and advertisers are fleeing her magazine.) Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia...
JUST A DECADE AGO, HE WAS A PUNCH LINE, A COMBED-OVER RELIC FROM THE DECADE OF GREED. BUT HE'S BACK, AND BIGGER THAN EVER, THANKS TO HIS NEW HIT REALITY SHOW 'THE APPRENTICE.' WHY WE STILL LOVE TO OGLE HIS HOUSES, HIS HELICOPTERS AND HIS HAIR--AND TO HEAR HIM SAY: 'YOU'RE FIRED'