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2001 BW 50 Home
The Best Performers
Masters of Innovation
Investing for Growth


Current BW 50 Home

Top Performer
The Ranking
How did these giants climb to the top? The real stars mixed a smart overall strategy with an eye for detail

THE BEST PERFORMERS
The Best Performers
In the wake of the tech bloodbath, scads of highfliers--Microsoft among them--fell off the list. Their replacements show there's plenty of life left in the old economy

THE BEST PERFORMERS
The BW 50: Standouts and Surprises
In this Q&A, two BusinessWeek editors take you inside the magazine's fifth annual performance rankings

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Gurus of Growth
When it comes to achieving economic prosperity, there's more than one road map to the future. From Wall Street to Main Street, our visionaries point the way

THE BEST PERFORMERS
Q&A: Apache's Secrets of Success
CEO Raymond Plank's company -- No. 8 on the list -- insists on growth in good times and bad

THE BEST PERFORMERS
Performance Rankings of the S&P 500
Using eight key criteria of financial success, BusinessWeek ranked all 500 companies in the S&P index. Here they are in order, showing how each company fared in all eight categories

THE BEST PERFORMERS
Keeping Your Footing on Rockier Ground
In the four years since we started computing our list, never have the candidates been tested as they have over the past 12 months. And never has it been more critical to get at the essence of a top performer

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Industry Rankings of the S&P 500
Find out how each company in the index stacks up against its industry peers, according to same factors that we used to create the overall report card. Each listing includes a wealth of additional data

STREETWISE
Oracle: Trying to Divine the Turnaround Point
Its stock has been crushed recently, but its core business remains robust. Timing when to jump in is the biggest question for investors

THE BEST PERFORMERS
Don't Look for Sure Bets Among the Banks
Investors can't expect 2000's lightning to strike the sector again in 2001. The economic slowdown guarantees that it won't

STREETWISE
AES: A High-Powered Utility with a Conscience
This energy giant says it's out to serve the world -- including less-developed countries. Cynics scoff, but there's no doubting its numbers

STREETWISE
Apache: The Heat Is On
The independent oil and gas producer has rising energy prices on its side and an efficient business model

STREETWISE
Bed, Bath & Beyond: Letting Investors Rest Easy
This home-furnishings retailer is bucking the sector's slumber and looks like it's going to stay wide awake

STREETWISE
Forest Labs: No Need for a Mood-Enhancer
The drugmaker is riding Celexa, a Prozac alternative, to new heights. And a bunch of new products are coming that may keeep investors happy

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Q&A with General Dynamics' Nicholas Chabraja
Efficient management is "our way of life," says the CEO of the sprawling defense contractor

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Q&A with Merrill Lynch's David Komansky
The financial giant's CEO talks about how globalization is giving growth a big boost and how tough the current environment is

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Editor's Memo
Editor-in-Chief Steve Shepard explains why "this year's BusinessWeek 50 is the most ambitious yet"

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Editorials

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VIDEO VIEWS
BW Roundtable
BW's Mark Morrison, Dan Beucke, and Margaret Popper take you behind the numbers

INVESTING Q&A
Merrill's Komansky
The financial giant's CEO talks about globalization and the current tough environment

THE BEST PERFORMERS
Grading the BW50
Great performances, and how to measure them: A look at our criteria
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