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2001 BW 50
The downturn clipped the wings of many onetime highfliers, making this year's class of top performers a far more diverse group. They may not boast the superhot growth of former tech stars, but they demonstrate something more rare: An ability to prosper in both good times and bad
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The Best Performers
The Best Performers
When the recession punctured the bubble, many highfliers crashed. Nowhere is that clearer than in this year's BW50

THE BEST PERFORMERS
After Enron, a Whole New Yardstick
How we adjusted for this year's difficult conditions

THE BEST PERFORMERS
The Ranking
2001 saw a changing of the guard, in which the flashy growth outfits of the bubble years have given way to stalwarts of the old economy

ONLINE INTERVIEW
Q&A With Johnson & Johnson's Ralph S. Larsen
The chairman and CEO tells how his company became No. 1 on this year's BW50 list and what's in the pipeline

BARKER.ONLINE
The Strong, Silent Type of Stocks
The best time to buy probably isn't when a company is making news -- good or bad. It's better to get in before the buzz

STREET WISE
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Fear Not
The recent hysteria about worst-case scenarios ignores the solid business principles that support both institutions

ONLINE INTERVIEW
Q&A with Fannie Mae's Jamie Gorelick
The vice-chairman sees "a very, very strong 2002" and says Fannie and Freddie are "managed safely"

ONLINE INTERVIEW
Q&A with Kohl's R. Lawrence Montgomery
The CEO talks about how the retailer has thrived despite the drubbing so many rivals have been taking

The Best Performers: More Stories,Videos and Data

S&P STOCK REPORT

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INTERACTIVE SCOREBOARD
The S&P 500
Use our BW50/S&P 500 Scoreboard to create your own ranking of the S&P 500 and BW50 companies. Choose from among 12 performance measures to find the best stocks for you

VIDEO VIEWS
What a Year!
In this roundtable discussion, three BW editors talk about the big winners -- and surprises -- in the new BW50

STOCK SCREENER
BW50/S&P 500 Interactive Stock Screener
Use BusinessWeek's exclusive growth criteria to help pick the best companies for your portfolio



USA Today
Finding Stocks You Can Trust
How to tell whether a strong performance is for real or boosted by accounting gimmicks
In Partnership with USA Today

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
Gurus of Growth
We've chosen six experts who have stood the test of bull and bear markets

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
Mid-Cap Stars
Video games, car auctions, biotech, and housing are some stalwarts in this group

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
Small-Cap Stars
Small caps have been whupping the big guys for two years now--and they'll probably keep it up

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
The Best of the Rest
A look at the standouts in industries hard hit by the 2001 downturn

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
Beyond Stocks and Mutual Funds
Looking for the best way to diversify? You might try exchange-traded funds

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
What's Your Tolerance for Risk?
Investment strategies that keep you up at night may not be worth a promising return

THE BARKER PORTFOLIO
Even a Fool Could See...
Lessons of the bear market: many mistakes could have been avoided

Investing for Growth: More Stories,Videos and Data

INTERACTIVE SCOREBOARD
The S&P 500
Use our BW50/S&P 500 Scoreboard to create your own ranking of the S&P 500 and BW50 companies. Choose from among 12 performance measures to find the best stocks for you

INTERACTIVE SCOREBOARD
The S&P MidCap 400
Here are all the companies in the MidCap 400, ranked by one- and three-year performance

INTERACTIVE SCOREBOARD
The S&P SmallCap 600
Here are all the companies in the SmallCap 600, ranked by one- and three-year performance

STOCK SCREENER
BW50/S&P 500 Interactive Stock Screener
Use BusinessWeek's exclusive growth criteria to help pick the best companies for your portfolio


Tech Outlook
The Tech Outlook
A couple of bright spots amid the gloom: Software that enhances productivity or helps a company help customers

THE TECH OUTLOOK
Software
Quick & Reilly says its customer software has boosted the rate it turns prospects into clients by up to 20%

THE TECH OUTLOOK
Biotech
The challenges facing this young industry don't end with drug discovery and FDA approval

STREET WISE
KLA-Tencor: Soaring Despite the Chip Slump
This little-known player has a huge role in helping chipmakers be more efficient, and that doesn't go out of style

ONLINE ANALYSIS
What Happened to All the Top Techs?
Once the BW50's dominant species, the technology giants have been pretty much pushed aside. Here's a cautionary tale

The Tech Outlook: More Stories,Videos and Data

ONLINE ANALYSIS
Where Are the Top Techs?
Once the BW50's dominant species, the technology giants have been pretty much pushed aside. Here's a cautionary tale

INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY
Two Tech Portfolios
Here are two model portfolios that offer two different ways to invest in the S&P 500's tech stocks

STOCK SCREENER
BW50/S&P 500 Interactive Stock Screener
Use BusinessWeek's exclusive growth criteria to help pick the best companies for your portfolio

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