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COVER DESIGN BY MOLLY LEACH




Where to Invest in 1998 -- Introduction
TIME TO SHIFT OUT OF CRUISE CONTROL
   COVER IMAGE: Where to Invest

Where to Invest in 1998 -- The Framework
AND FOR THE ECONOMY'S NEXT ACT...
   TABLE: Asia: Rough Times Ahead
   CHART: The Coming Profits Slowdown
   TABLE: BW Economic Forecast Survey for 1998
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: 50 Economists, 50 Scenarios
   THOSE ROSE-COLORED GLASSES WERE 20/20
THE PARTISAN BATTLES ARE ON THEIR WAY BACK
   TABLE: What to Expect from Washington on Key Issues in 1998
HOW THE EXPERTS WOULD DIVVY UP YOUR PORTFOLIO
   ONLINE ORIGINAL TABLE: Four Ways to Play the Next Year
   ONLINE ORIGINAL TABLE: Mark Keller's Stock Picks
   CHART: Allocating Your Assets in a Challenging Year

Where to Invest in 1998 -- Strategies for Stocks
THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO RIDE AN AGING BULL: CAREFULLY
   CHART: The S&P 500 Outruns the Dow...And Mid-Cap Stocks Beat Small-Caps
   ''I'M CONCERNED THAT EARNINGS WILL DISAPPOINT''
IS THIS THE YEAR THE GURUS GET IT RIGHT?
   TABLE: BW Market Forecast Survey for 1998
   BULL AND SUPERBULL: STILL OPTIMISTIC, BUT...
BW/HARRIS POLL: STILL PUTTING THEIR MARBLES ON THE MARKET
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: COMMENTARY: ARE THESE BULLS FARSIGHTED--OR WEARING BLINDERS?
BANK SHOTS WILL BE TRICKIER
   TABLE: Savvy Picks in a Chancy Sector
DON'T HIGHTAIL IT OUT OF HIGH TECH
   TABLE: Tech Stocks to Consider
   ''USE...EUPHORIA AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SELL''
A DAREDEVIL'S GUIDE TO ASIAN MARKETS
   TABLE: Where the Trouble Lies
THE CRAZE THAT'S SWEEPING THE CONTINENT: MERGERS (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Big Issues for Euro-Investors
POP GOES RUSSIA'S HOT-AIR BALLOON (int'l edition)
   TABLE: What the Pros Are Watching in Moscow
AN EMERGING ROLLER-COASTER RIDE IN LATIN AMERICA (int'l edition)
   TABLE: The Lowdown on the Big Markets
BEARISH? NOT OUR PROS
   TABLE: BW's 1998 International Market Forecast
WEIGHING YOUR OPTIONS IN OPTIONS
   TABLE: How a Put Spread Works
   TABLE: Some Option Plays
HOW TO SOAR WITH FALLING STOCKS
   TABLE: Stocks that Shorts See Heading Down
THE $100,000 QUESTION: WHAT STOCKS WOULD THE PROS BUY?
   TABLE: David Herro's Portfolio
   TABLE: Christine Baxter's Portfolio
   TABLE: David W. Tice's Portfolio
   TABLE: Brian S. Posner's Portfolio
'STEADY, MOM-AND-APPLE-PIE STOCKS'
TECH STOCKS TO HANG ON TO
   CHART: Battered--for Now--by Asia's Turmoil
A MARKDOWN ON SYMS?
   CHART: Ready for Its Best Customer
SUMMIT: RIPE FOR AN ASSAULT
   CHART: Rumors Have Fueled a Rise
EYEING A GLOBAL DRUG CONNECTION

Where to Invest in 1998 -- The Investment Spectrum
MUTUAL FUNDS: A ROUND OF APPLAUSE, BUT NO RAVE REVIEWS
   TABLE: The Best Returns
   TABLE: How the Big Funds Fared
   TABLE: The Worst Returns
   TABLE: The Bond Fund Leaders
   TABLE: All in All, a Good Year for Many Fund Groups
BETTING ON A SOLID YEAR IN BONDS
   CHART: Falling Fast
   ''I LOOK FOR COUNTRIES WITH NO HUGE DEBT PROBLEMS''
REITs COME OF AGE
   TABLE: Hot Properties
   ''WE WILL REVERT TO PREDICTABLE RETURNS IN THE HIGH TEENS''
COMMODITIES: A BUSHEL BASKET OF WOES
   CHART: El Nino May Lift Soybeans...But Asia Is Pummeling Copper
FORGET PICASSO. TRY OURSLER, GOLDIN, GURSKY, AND MESSAGER
   PHOTO: ''Le Reve'' (The Dream) 1932, by Pablo Picasso
   PHOTO: ''Baigneuse'' by Pierre Auguste Renoir
   PHOTO: ''Two Standing Women'' by Willem de Kooning

Where to Invest in 1998 -- The Scoreboard
KEEPING SCORE IS GETTING TRICKIER
   TABLE: Industry Group Winners and Losers
   TABLE: A Menu of Investment Opportunities
   SCOREBOARD: 1998 Investment Outlook (.pdf)

Up Front
TALK SHOW
TRUSTBUSTERS GET LOCKHEED ON RADAR
CHECKING OUT A PENNY-STOCK KINGPIN
GLOBAL WARMING: MOST BOSSES ARE WORRIED, AFTER ALL
   CHART: What to Do about Global Warming?
ACCESSAIR: WILL IT FLY IN PEORIA?
A SUPER SUNDAY FOR PARTY ANIMALS
WHITE OR RED WITH THAT FODDER?
WHERE STARS ARE BORN: IN THE ARCADE
CHART: Once Burned
FOOTNOTES

Editor's Note
EDITOR'S NOTE

Readers Report
THE BEST BOARD IS AN INDEPENDENT BOARD
ORANGE COUNTY'S INITIATIVE IS ALL HOMEGROWN
LEVI'S NEEDS BUZZ, NOT HYPE
INFORMATION IS WHAT BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY
PRO SPORT: PRICING ITSELF OUT OF THE GAME?

Corrections & Clarifications
''The bitter legacy of the AT&T card'' (News: Analysis & Commentary, Dec. 22)
''It's not easy being green'' (Environment, Nov. 24)
''Jack cracks the whip again'' (News: Analysis & Commentary, Dec. 15)
''How Green Tree got pruned'' (News: Analysis & Commentary, Dec. 1)

Technology & You
THE WORLD WIDE CLASSROOM
HELP DESK
A TRUCE IN THE 56K WAR
DIGITAL VIDEO TO GO
   PHOTO: Toshiba Tecra 750DVD
WEB DESTINATIONS

Letter From Belgium
PIOUS BREWERS--AND GODLESS IMITATORS
   MAP: Belgium

Books
HUNTING BIG GAME: CANCER GENES
   PHOTO: Cover, ''Curing Cancer''
CEO CHUCKLES
   PHOTO: Cover, ''Augustine's Travels''
WEB SPIN
   PHOTO: Cover, ''Release 2.0''
THE BUSINESS WEEK BEST-SELLER LIST

Economic Viewpoint
WHY EVERY MARRIED COUPLE SHOULD SIGN A CONTRACT

Economic Trends
A GATHERING INFLATION CLOUD
   CHART: A Rapid Shift to Services in Household Spending
THE TONY SIDE OF THE STREET
   CHART: The Top Six Retail Rents
DOWN AND OUT IN THE BIG APPLE?

Business Outlook
U.S.: ENDING THE YEAR WITH A BANG
   CHART: Factory Production Is Accelerating
   CHART: Sales Continue to Outpace Inventories
   CHART: Housing Remains Solid at Yearend
PORTUGAL: A FIT HOST FOR THE WORLD'S FAIR
   CHART: Inflation Moves Lower--for Now

News: Analysis & Commentary
HIGH TECH: 'THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG OUT THERE'
   TABLE: Sales Growth is Braking...
   TABLE: ...While Prices Are Falling...
   CHART: ...And So Are the Stocks
COMMENTARY: LET IT GO, MR. GATES. YOU'LL WIN ANYWAY
YEAR 2000: THE METER'S RUNNING
   CHART: What a Difference a Millennium Makes
VITAL STATISTICS FOR THE REAL-LIFE ECONOMY
   TABLE: New Categories for a New World
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: WHY THE NEW STATS SHOULD MEAN BETTER BUSINESS, TOO
READY FOR A 23% SALES TAX?
   TABLE: If There Were a National Sales Tax...
AT 7 1/2 CENTS A MINUTE, WHO CARES IF YOU CAN'T HEAR A PIN DROP?
   CHART: What the Phone Companies Stand to Lose
COMMENTARY: DON'T SQUELCH THE SMALL SHAREHOLDER
CAN YOU HAVE GREEN CARS WITHOUT THE RED INK?
   TABLE: Detroit Revs Up--Slowly
SCARY SIGNALS ON PAGERS
WELCOMING SPANISH SPEAKERS TO THE WEB
   CHART: Latin America: Small Base, Big Upside

In Business This Week
NOW, BOEING IS TALKING LAYOFFS
TCI CUTS A DEAL ON CABLE BOXES
SOFTBANK'S HARD SELL TO INVESTORS
SPLITSVILLE FOR THE ANDERSENS?
A SATELLITE PLAN FALLS TO EARTH
ET CETERA . . .
WILLIAM HAMBRECHT: HAMBRECHT & QUITS
LIZ CLAIBORNE: CREASED
   CHART: Liz Claiborne Stock Price

Washington Outlook
CLINTON STILL HAS BIG IDEAS--HE JUST CAN'T SELL THEM
LOTT'S SEARCH FOR DEFECTORS
NEXT CHIEF OF STAFF?

International Business
SEOUL IS STILL TEETERING ON THE EDGE
   TABLE: On the Hook in Seoul
   A CHAT WITH THE IMF'S CAMDESSUS
WHY WARBURG RAISED ITS PADDLE FOR CHRISTIE'S

International Outlook
SUHARTO'S BEST MOVE MAY BE TO BOW OUT NOW
MARCOS' HOARD HEADS HOME
A BANANA SKIN FOR THE WTO?

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
ASIA: THE ROAD TO REAL CAPITALISM
THE BULL MARKET: KEEPING PERSPECTIVE

International -- Spotlight on Argentina
WINEMAKERS MAKE A BIG PUSH ABROAD...AND RIVALS MAY NEED A STIFF DRINK (int'l edition)
   MAP: Argentina

International -- Readers Report
JAPANESE ACADEME IS MORE OPEN THAN IT LOOKS (int'l edition)
COLOMBIAN MONEY LAUNDERING IS OLD NEWS (int'l edition)
THE NEXT WAVE IN CHIPS? (int'l edition)
COMBINING GROWTH AND ECO-RESPONSIBILITY (int'l edition)

International -- European Business
REVOLUTION IN THE VINEYARD (int'l edition)
   TABLE: The Right Moves
   ANTINORI: AN EMPIRE STRETCHING FROM TUSCANY TO NAPA (int'l edition)
DO YOU HAVE THAT SPORT-UTE IN A SMALL? (int'l edition)
   PHOTO: Land Rover Freelander
   PHOTO: Subaru Forester

International -- Asian Business
THE TAJ MAHAL BY MOONLIGHT? THINK AGAIN (int'l edition)

International -- Int'l Business
A NOISY FLAP OVER A SILENT PARTNER (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Tough Sell
CAN THIS MAN KEEP THE PESO ON AN EVEN KEEL? (int'l edition)


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