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Feb. 9, 1998




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COVER STORY
 Compaq's Power Play
    COVER IMAGE: The New World of Computers
    TABLE: The Might of Compaq and Digital...
    TABLE: ...Will Boost Some...
    TABLE: ...And Threaten Others
    PHOTO: Compaq LTE, an Early Portable
    CHART: The New Colossus: From Desktops and Workstations...
    CHART: ...To Servers and Services
    Now, What's in the Forecast for Sun?
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN COVER STORY
 Marketing in Latin America (int'l edition)
    LATIN AMERICAN COVER IMAGE: Marketing in Latin America
    TABLE: Behind the Marketing Boom
    CHART: Why Marketers Are Gung-Ho about Latin America
    Latin America's Online Mall Is Getting Crowded (int'l edition)
 
ENTERPRISE
 
ENTERPRISE -- IN BOX
 Credits When Credits Are Due
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Breaks for Small Biz in the 1997 Taxpayer Relief Act
 New Duties at Customs
 Favorite Party Guests vs. Role Models
 Hiring Made Cheaper
 CHART: Products for Productivity
 So They Say
 Let's Have a Conference
 The Reference Shelf
 In Search of the Elusive
 Footnotes
 
ENTERPRISE -- THE INTERNET
 How Middlemen Can Come Out on Top
    TABLE: How To Survive the Digital Age
 
ENTERPRISE -- COMPANIES
 Point, Click--and Here's the Pitch
    TABLE: Yoyodyne's Game
    TABLE: Games People Play
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: The Evolution of Online Promotions
 
ENTERPRISE -- MARKETING
 Have I Got a Catalog for You
    TABLE: When Catalogs Make Sense
    CHART: Sales by Mail
 
ENTERPRISE -- BUYER'S GUIDE
 How to Make Payday Less Painful
    TABLE: Check, Please
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Checklist for Picking a Payroll Provider
 
ENTERPRISE -- MY COMPANY
 Hiring the Right Stuff
 
ENTERPRISE -- DOWNTIME
 Zap! Pow! Splat!
 
SPECIAL REPORT
 Sponsorship: The Risks and Rewards of Going for the Gold
    TABLE: The $40 Million Club with a Waiting List
 Governance: Making the Games Run on Time
 Hockey: Another Dream Team?
 Snowboarding: A Cold Shoulder on the Slopes
 
UP FRONT
 Talk Show
 When Dumb Names Happen to Good Funds
 Mike Milken's Vision Thing
 Zippergate Has the Ad Writers Busy
 Planet Paper Mache?
 The Shipping News Docks to the Web
 In Donald Duck We Trust
 Pink Slips with a Silver Lining
 CHART: The Investment Smorgasbord
 Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
 Is Bill Gates Just Doing What He Should?
 A Mixed Bag at the Post Office
 Those Hotmail Subscribers Could Be Half a World Away
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
 ''Bearish? Not our pros'' (Global Forecasters; Where to Invest, Dec. 29)
 ''The Big Picture'' (Up Front, Jan. 19)
 
BOOKS
 Martin Luther King at the Crossroads
    PHOTO: Cover, ''Pillar of Fire''
 The Business Week Best-Seller List
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
 Super Bowl Loser? The Web
 Unlimited Space for Peanuts
 Who Needs Color Lasers?
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
 Globalism Doesn't Have to Be Cruel
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
 Will Asian Capital Go Home?
    CHART: Strong Overseas Demand for U.S. Treasuries
 Taking Stock of the '90s
    CHART: Better Off Now Than in 1990?
 A Payoff from Failed Takeovers
 
LETTER FROM BOSNIA
 A Refugee Returns Home--to Despair
    MAP: Bosnia-Herzegovina
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
 U.S.: Tight Labor Markets Could Put the Squeeze on Bottom Lines
    CHART: Wages Are Driving Labor Costs Higher
    CHART: Where Compensation Is Surging
    CHART: Despite January's Dip, Spirits Remain High
 Britain: Fingers Are Crossed for a Slowdown
    CHART: Is the Fourth-Quarter Slowdown for Real?
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
 Clinton's Fighting Words
    TABLE: Now, What Clinton Can Expect...
    'President Gore' Doesn't Sound So Bad to Business
 Our Child-Care Plan Is Better. Is Not! Is Too!
 Commentary: Political Players: Who Needs Them on the Board?
    TABLE: Where's Vernon?
 Prying Open the Open Skies
    TABLE: Putting the Brakes on Airlines
 Bill Gates: 'I'm Humble. I'm Respectful'
 Here Comes Windows 98--Browser and All
 Commentary: Accounting Changes That Keep Investors in the Dark
 Way Cool Mercury, Dude
    CHART: In the Slow Lane
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
 Michael Armstrong: AT&T's Cup of Tea?
 A New Black Mark for Green Tree
 Pinching Pennies at Penney
 Long Distance Catches a Break
 A McGraw Steps Up at McGraw-Hill
 Lars Bildman: Go Directly to Jail
 Et Cetera...
 Black & Decker: Retooling
    CHART: Black & Decker Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
 The Explosive Trade Deal You've Never Heard Of
 A Breakthrough for Science?
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
 Small Business: The Other Japan Is Dying
    TABLE: Big Squeeze
 The Wrong Way to Prime Japan's Pump?
    CHART: The Nikkei Tries for a Comeback
 Commentary: Suharto's Master Plan: Save Suharto
 Up, Up, and Away at Last for Airbus?
    TABLE: A Window of Opportunity
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
 Iraq: Would the U.S. Be Bombing Itself in the Foot?
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
 Will Zip Codes for E-Mail Be Next?
 Now that's Cruise Control
 New Ammo against Arthritis
 Innovations
 Developments to Watch Contacts
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
 Inhale, Don't Inject
    TABLE: Ways to Help the Medicine Go Down
    CHART: Waiting to Inhale on Wall Street
 
PEOPLE
 An Efficiency Nut at Chrysler's Wheel
    TABLE: Resume: Thomas T. Stallkamp
 
THE CORPORATION
 Republic Learns Cars Ain't Videos
    TABLE: Republic Shifts Gears...
    CHART: ...As Its Stock Price Stalls
 
MARKETING
 A Grand Reopening for Wal-Mart
    TABLE: How Wal-Mart Is Shaping Up
    At Sam's, New Wares for the Warehouse
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 McLeod USA: No Telecom Hayseed
    CHART: As McLeod Has Lured Customers...
 
MEDIA
 Blockbuster's Fired-Up Mr. Fixit
    TABLE: Resume: John F. Antioco
 
FINANCE
 The Trial Putting a Chill on Wall Street
    Where the Feds Failed to Tread
 Commentary: This Spin-Off Is Asking for Too Much Trust
 
INSIDE WALL STREET
 American Is Set to Gain Altitude
 Checking Out the Money Store
    CHART: No Shortage of Investor Fears
 Will Jackpot Pay Off Soon?
    CHART: Not Showing Much Zip
 
BITS & BYTES
 For Virus Haters, a Bug-Of-The-Month Club
 That Painting Is a Speaker?
 Employee Report Cards--with Help from the Web
 Now on Your PC: All BBC, All the Time
 Bits & Bytes Contacts
 
INDUSTRIES
 The Office You Can Drive
    TABLE: For $2,250, Two Systems in One
 Shaking Off the Rust at Bethlehem
    CHART: Bethlehem Has Slipped in the Stock Market...And in the Steel Market
 
MUTUAL FUND SCOREBOARD
 The Best Bond Funds
    TABLE: The Bond Fund Categories
    TABLE: The Bond Fund A-List
    TABLE: The Best Performers in Their Categories
    Scoreboard: The Best Bond Funds (.pdf)
    Interactive Mutual Fund Scoreboard
 
PERSONAL BUSINESS
 If One Manager Is Good, Are Four Better?
    TABLE: Funds with Many Masters
 Tapping New Riches in the Old World
    TABLE: Mutual's European Picks
 Caution: These Stocks Are Still Teething
    TABLE: Child-Care Plays
 Value Maven
 
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
 How Do We Explain This to Our Children?
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON SLOVAKIA
 A Nation That Opted for Divorce...May Find Itself Left Far behind (int'l edition)
    MAP: Slovakia
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
 Microsoft and the Free Market (int'l edition)
 Argentina's Economy Is Really Sinking (int'l edition)
 In Foreign Policy, the U.S. Is a Menace (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
 E-Shop Till You Drop (int'l edition)
    CHART: More Europeans Will Jump Online...And Go Cybershopping
 Minnow Plus Minnow Equals Shark? (int'l edition)
 Europe's New Deficit-Fighter: The Lottery (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Lotto Fever
 Lebed to Moscow: 'I'm Fed Up with the Madhouse' (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
 'The Time Is Ripe' for Indian Merger Mania (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Top Deals of 1997
 
INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE
 The Wrong Way to Prime Japan's Pump? (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Why Japanese Stocks Are Moving Up Again



 
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