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DOMESTIC COVER BY WILLIAM DUKE: EUROPEAN COVER PHOTO OF VERONIQUE GENEST OF FRANCE'S "JULIE LESCAUT" BY MARK HARRISON/SABA; ASIAN COVER BY LOU BEACH


Cover Story
INVESTORS BEWARE: CHOP STOCKS ARE ON THE RISE
   COVER IMAGE: Ripoff!
   TABLE: Anatomy of a ''Chop-Stock'' Deal
   TABLE: Are Brokers Being Paid Off to Sell These Stocks?
   HOW BRIBES WORK--FROM ONE WHO'S BEEN THERE
   THE MOB IS BUSIER THAN THE FEDS THINK

International -- European Cover Story
MOVE OVER, HOLLYWOOD! (int'l edition)
   EUROPEAN COVER IMAGE: Move Over Hollywood, Here Comes Euro TV
   TABLE: Europe's Hit Parade
   CHART: Commercial Stations Are Growing...Advertising Is Surging...And Local Programming Is Taking Off

International -- Asian Cover Story
JAPAN'S HYBRID CARS (int'l edition)
   ASIAN COVER IMAGE: Hybrid Cars
   TABLE: A Peek Under the Hood
   PHOTO: Toyota Prius
   PHOTO: Honda's EV Plus Electric Vehicle
   STEERING THE HYBRID THROUGH A TEEMING TOKYO (int'l edition)
   DETROIT: IT ISN'T EASY GOING GREEN (int'l edition)
      PHOTO: Chrysler ESX Hybrid

Up Front
ONE OF OUR GUIDANCE SYSTEMS IS MISSING
   PHOTO: Global Positioning System Satellite
ACORN: WILL ITS FEE HIKE GET SQUASHED?
   CHART: Expense Ratios
FOR ONCE, THE FUR DIDN'T FLY
BIG KNIVES OF 1997
   TABLE: Who's Laying Off
STAR TREK: THE DELAY
   PHOTO: Artist Rendering of Star Trek: The Experience
A DIFFERENT KIND OF SHELL GAME
BANGLADESH'S HUMAN PAY PHONES
CHART: Sleepless at the Top
FOOTNOTES

Editor's Memo
BLOODHOUND ON THE WALL STREET BEAT

Readers Report
KODAK IS FOCUSED, ALL RIGHT, BUT IT'S A WIDE FOCUS
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW...ISN'T MORE BUREAUCRACY
THE TRUSTBUSTERS WOULD HANDCUFF U.S. HIGH TECH
AT THE SMITHSONIAN, HISTORY IS WRITTEN BY BIG OIL
ANOTHER CHILD WHO GOT A BETTER CHANCE
A BLACK MARK FOR A 'GREEN' DUPONT
COME TO COLLEGE IN CANADA

Corrections & Clarifications
''Do I hear two bits a trade?'' (Finance, Dec. 8)
''The Best and Worst Boards'' (Cover Story, Dec. 8)
''The buck keeps on buckin'' (News: Analysis & Commentary, Nov. 24)

Books
THE BEST BUSINESS BOOKS OF 1997
   TABLE: Must Reads

Technology & You
THESE MACS ARE BUILT FOR SPEED
   PHOTO: Apple G3 Laptop
FEELS LIKE REAL LIFE
   PHOTO: Microsoft Force Feedback Pro Joystick
CUTTING CORD MESS

Economic Viewpoint
WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD IN ASIA

Economic Trends
GOOD NEWS ON WAGE INEQUALITY
   CHART: Some Wage Gaps Have Been Narrowing
THE HAZARDOUS TRADE DEFICIT
LIVING LONGER--AND STAYING FIT

Letter From Denver
A COLONY OF ELVES IN COLORADO
   MAP: Colorado

Business Outlook
U.S.: SIZZLING GROWTH IS KEEPING THIS EXPANSION WARM
   CHART: Heading South to 6%
   CHART: Delivery Times Are Getting Longer
   CHART: Profitability Is Soaring
FRANCE: THIS REBOUND IS IN CONSUMERS' HANDS
   CHART: French Consumption Is Rebounding Again

News: Analysis & Commentary
JACK WELCH CRACKS THE WHIP AGAIN
   CHART: To Retain His Stellar Returns...
   TABLE: ...Welch Is Looking at Where to Boost Efficiency
ROUGH WATERS FOR EXPORTERS
   CHART: Twin Trends: Exports and Economic Growth
COMMENTARY: TO HURT THE MULLAHS, END SANCTIONS
BATTLE OF THE BEST-SELLER LISTS
   TABLE: A Tale of Two Lists
COMMENTARY: REZULIN: THE FDA MADE THE RIGHT CALL
   TABLE: The Toll of Type II Diabetes
AT&T: HONEYMOON IN JERSEY
BOB EATON'S NEW CO-PILOT AT CHRYSLER
A GOLDBUG BITES INTO REAL ESTATE
   PHOTO: Peter Munk, Chairman & CEO of TrizecHahn Corp.
OUTLAW ONLINE BETTING? DON'T BET ON IT
   TABLE: Setting Limits on Cybercasinos
CABLETRON IN A TANGLE
NO PC? SURF THE WEB BY PHONE
   CHART: Opportunity Calling

In Business This Week
THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATES
MORE VARIETIES AT HEINZ?
A HAPPY MARRIAGE FOR MIDWEST BANKS
INTERSTATE AND PATRIOT HOP IN BED
MICROSOFT MAKES NICE WITH HOTMAIL
SOFTBANK BOUNCES BACK A BIT
ET CETERA...
ALTERA: LAPSE IN LOGIC
   CHART: Altera Corp. Stock Price

Washington Outlook
HOW THE RENO DECISION COULD REALLY HURT REPUBLICANS
A HOUSE ETHICS PROBE?
THAT BULGING ASIAN BAILOUT
FAST-TRACK END RUN

International Business
ASIA'S NEXT CASUALTY?
PLENTY OF LAND MINES AHEAD FOR SEOUL
COMMENTARY: AFTER KLAUS: CAN THE CZECHS DO MORE THAN TALK ABOUT REFORM?
A PENSION BONANZA BECKONS ON THE CONTINENT

International Outlook
JAPAN'S TEETERING ECONOMY COULD BRING HASHIMOTO DOWN
ASIAN BACKWASH HITS RUSSIA

Marketing
CAN YOU KEEP 'EM DOWN ON THE MALL?
   CHART: Shopper Fatigue

Sports Business
COMMENTARY: SAYING 'ENOUGH!' TO BIG-LEAGUE DEMANDS

Developments to Watch
COOL AIR: A SOUND APPROACH
   PHOTO: MacroSonix Corp. Resonator
FLATLAND: THE FINAL FRONTIER?
SOLVE THIS RIDDLE AND WIN $50,000
THE END OF ASTHMA AS WE KNOW IT?
Developments to Watch Contacts

Inside Wall Street
SUN HOTELS MAY BE SET TO RISE
   CHART: A Brighter Dawn?
TALKING THE CUSTOMERS' LINGO
   CHART: Vulnerable in a Downturn?
A BIG DEAL FOR BIG E
   CHART: The Stock Has Yet to Bloom

Information Processing
MICROPROCESSORS ARE FOR WIMPS
   CHART: A Shrinking Chip Share
THE MAC OF INTERNET PROVIDERS
   TABLE: Putting EarthLink on the Map

Bits & Bytes
A NO-FUSS ROUTE TO INTERACTIVE TV
A NET PARADISE FOR JOCKS
WEB RINGS: AN INTERNET MARKETER'S DREAM
DICTATE AT WILL, DOWNLOAD WHEN CONVENIENT
   PHOTO: Sony ICD-70 Portable Recorder
Bits & Bytes Contacts

The Corporation
WACKENHUT GOES DIRECTLY TO JAIL
   CHART: For Wackenhut, Crime Does Pay
STILL WAITING FOR THE NEW NCR
   CHART: NCR's Slow Start...Leaves Investors Jittery

Economics
THE TIES THAT LEAD TO PROSPERITY
   TABLE: A Primer on Social Capital
   CHART: How Social Capital Is Performing in the U.S.
   A TOWN WHERE COOPERATION IS KING

Personal Business
ADVENTURES IN REFINANCING MY HOUSE
   TABLE: Where to Go for Help on the Web
   TABLE: How Much You Can Save
MORTGAGE INVESTORS: HAUNTED BY RATE SHOCK
   TABLE: Protecting Your Mortgage Assets
FINALLY, TOYOTA GETS A MINIVAN RIGHT
   PHOTO: 1998 Toyota Sienna XLE
   PHOTO: 1998 Toyota Sienna XLE (interior)
WORTH NOTING

Business Week Index
BUSINESS WEEK INDEX
   CHART: Production Index
   HISTORICAL DATA: BW Index Back to 1992
THE WEEK AHEAD

Investment Figures of the Week
INVESTMENT FIGURES OF THE WEEK
   CHART: Mutual Fund Returns
   CHART: Stocks and Bonds

Editorials
DEAR IMF: DON'T MAKE ASIA'S FLU WORSE
DEAR CONGRESS: DON'T LET IT INFECT THE U.S.

International -- Spotlight on Poland
AS WORKERS TURN INTO RISK-TAKERS...ONE PLANT REALLY TURNS ON THE STEAM (int'l edition)
   MAP: Poland

International -- Readers Report
LET'S HEAR MORE ABOUT VALUE INVESTING (int'l edition)
MERCEDES RATES AN 'F' IN THE A-CLASS AFFAIR (int'l edition)
A CLEAR VIEW OF THE MESS IN KOREA (int'l edition)
IN INDIA, TELCO IS KING OF THE ROAD (int'l edition)

International -- European Business
EUROPE'S PENSION BOOM (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Status Report
DAIMLER AEROSPACE: BREAKING THROUGH THE PROFIT BARRIER (int'l edition)
   CHART: DASA Climbs Back
COMMENTARY: NOW, CAN THE CZECHS RISE TO THE REFORM CHALLENGE? (int'l edition)

International -- Asian Business
ASIA'S NEXT CASUALTY? (int'l edition)
   ONE BANKER'S LESSONS FROM THE TURMOIL (int'l edition)
INDIA'S CRISIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CURRENCIES (int'l edition)
   CHART: India's Slide
ARE MALAYSIA'S BOOTSTRAPS STRONG ENOUGH? (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Malaysia's Self-Reliant Rescue Plan
THE PHILIPPINES' RAMOS: 'WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS' (int'l edition)

International -- Editorials
EUROPE NEEDS PENSION REFORM NOW (int'l edition)


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