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

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
Investing for Growth
In a recovering economy, look for gems among smaller companies and in battered sectors

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
Table: The Mid-Cap 50

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
Table: The Small-Cap 50

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
Exchange-Traded Funds: Three Sample Portfolios
Last year, we asked a group of money managers to create ETF portfolios for investors with varying risk-tolerances. Here's how they're doing

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

ONLINE ANALYSIS
Is Growth Season Approaching?
With the economy improving, the time may be right for more investment risks. But don't dump value stocks, just diversify

EURO-TECH
For U.S. Small Biz, Fertile Soil in Europe
An upswing in corporate spending is good news for nimble and nurturing American companies doing business on the Contintent

THE BIOTECH BEAT
Positive Results for Quest Diagnostics
Its emphasis on more sophisticated -- and profitable -- lab-testing procedures has analysts predicting a healthy future

SECURITY NET
Symantec Finds Strength in Security
Its antivirus software has long been popular with consumers. Now, the company is proving it can score with business, too

PRIVACY MATTERS
How Fair Is Fair Isaac?
The secrecy surrounding the company's proprietary credit-scoring system is sparking a firestorm of criticism -- and legislative action

STREET WISE
Gilead: Fighting AIDS and Winning on the Street
Analysts expect big things from its new drug Viread, and that could boost what's already a pricey stock

ONLINE INTERVIEW
Q&A with Gilead Sciences' John Martin
The hot biotech's CEO talks about the three drugs that are pumping up his company's growth

STREET WISE
CACI: Aggressive Growth in Defense
This military IT company uses brainpower, not metal-bending, to produce powerful returns for investors

ONLINE INTERVIEW
Q&A with CACI's Jack London
The defense contractor's CEO talks about growth through acquisitions and the prospect of more federal spending

STREET WISE
Copart: Mining Gold in Wrecked Cars
Its business is far from glamorous, but this company is in the fast lane, thanks to tidy profits from auto salvage

ONLINE INTERVIEW
Q&A with Copart's Willis Johnson
The auto-salvage company's CEO talks about his recession-proof business: "Car accidents just happen"

STREET WISE
Panera Bread: An Appetizing Stock
The restaurant chain's tasty and comfortable alternative to fast food has plenty of room to grow

STREET WISE
Activision: Plenty of Thrills and Spills
Like the video games the company publishes, this stock can make extreme moves -- but in the end, investors should enjoy it

MUTUAL FUND MAVEN
Getting Back into Growth Funds
They took a beating over the past two years, but should bounce back big as the economy recovers

ONLINE INTERVIEW
Hedging Your Stock Bets

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
Interactive Scoreboard: S&P MidCap 400

INVESTING FOR GROWTH
Interactive Scoreboard: S&P SmallCap 600

More Features
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

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