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


Current BW 50 Home
From drugmakers to utilities, this year's BW50 is dominated by companies that produce familiar products or services, but excel by operating in novel ways. All share the ability to consistently deliver growth
The Best Performers | Masters of Innovation | Investing for Growth
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

THE BEST PERFORMERS
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

Best Performers: More Stories, Videos and Data

S&P STOCK REPORT

Get today's free S&P Report, and come back for a new one every day

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
Masters Of Innovation
Masters of Innovation
Only innovators survive today, and not just by new designs. They passionately pursue serving their customers

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Bioinformatics
It's the buzzword for the convergence of info tech and biology: bioinformatics. The giant drugmakers will be the first to cash in

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Virtual Prospecting
From oil exploration to neurosurgery, new tools are revealing the secrets hidden in mountains of data

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Time to Buy Tech Again -- Carefully
If you stick with the big caps, buy gradually, and stay the course for at least a year, you should see strong returns

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Approaching a Silicon Bottom?
Chip stocks have been so battered that some are becoming attractive -- if you're a selective, long-term investor

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Looking for a Turnaround in Telecom?
Cell-phone handsets and PDAs, Baby Bells with strong local-phone businesses, and even some optical makers will revive -- later this year

STREETWISE
Applied Materials: It's Wounded but Not a Weakling
Sure, the chipmaking-equipment industry is slumping. But as its leader, Applied is taking market share from lesser rivals, and should rebound robustly

Masters of Innovation: More Stories, Videos and Data

VIDEO VIEWS
BW Roundtable
BW's Mark Morrison, Jeff Laderman, and Alex Salkever survey the BW 50 tech stocks, circa 2001

MASTERS OF INNOVATION
Photo Essay
From nano technology to extraterrestrial manufacturing, these 10 technologies will change our lives. Take a special picture and text tour

VIDEO VIEWS
Milton Ezrati
Lord Abbett's chief economist suggests that it's time for investors to stick a toe back into tech stocks

ONLINE SPECIAL REPORT
After the Dot-Com Meltdown
Yes, the carnage will get worse. But survivors -- and a healthier overall climate -- will ultimately emerge. Here's what's next
Investing for Growth
Hungry for stocks with real potential? The BW 50's screening method offers 12 key things to look for

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
Rebound Stocks or Deadwood?
Once-golden companies at fire-sale prices might be hard to resist, but choose the wrong ones and you will get burned

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
Mid-Cap Stars
Midsize companies often get ignored. But where the crowds don't go may be where the opportunities lie

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
Small-Cap Stars
BW sifts through the S&P Smallcap 600 Index to find the best performers

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
New Tools for Index Investing
A portfolio of innovative exchange-traded funds can be custom-tailored to suit you

STREETWISE
SEI: Whatever It Is, It Works
The company operates in the area where technology meets banking. Think back-office services with a twist, and think steady growth

Investing for Growth: More Stories

VIDEO VIEWS
S&P 500's Secret Sauce
David Blitzer, S&P's chief strategist explains how this benchmark index is built -- and why it's so important

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
Alternative Approaches
The criteria used to create the BW50 is one way -- but hardly the only one that could also give you good returns

VIDEO VIEWS
Brad Zigler
Barclay Global Investor Service's head of investor education talks about the pluses of exchange-traded funds
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