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Mar. 2, 1998




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COVER STORY
 Zap! How the Year 2000 Bug Will Hurt the Economy
    COVER IMAGE: Zap! How the Year 2000 Bug Will Hurt the Economy
    CHART: Growth Will Slow Sharply...Productivity Will Suffer...And Inflation Will Rise
    TABLE: Where the Bug Will Bite
    How Did We Get into This Mess, Anyway?
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY
 Asia's Age of the Deal (int'l edition)
    COVER IMAGE: Age of the Deal
    TABLE: Deals Are Piling Up...
    TABLE: ...And More Are Coming
 
ENTERPRISE
 
ENTERPRISE -- IN BOX
 TABLE: Giving Up...And Giving Back
 How's Bill Doing? Not Bad
    CHART: ''How Well Does the President Help Small Business?''
 Early Coddling Can Ensure Your Fledgling Company Flies
 CHART: I'm Not Lost
 Paperback Pointers
 How to Avoid a Dysfunctional Family Business
 Managing Mergers
 Footnotes
 
ENTERPRISE -- FINANCE
 Inside the Mind of a Small-Biz Lender
    TABLE: The ''Non'' Factor
    How to Find the Lender Who Was Meant for You
       TABLE: Big Names in Small-Business Loans
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Loans Via the Web: Tips for Safe Surfing
 
ENTERPRISE -- COMPANIES
 Making the Most of Asia's Meltdown
    TABLE: Survival Strategies
 
ENTERPRISE -- MARKETING
 Trend-Spotting: Anyone Can Play
    TABLE: Trendy Sources
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Spotting a Trend--and Running with It
 
ENTERPRISE -- TECHNOLOGY
 Before You Buy That Software...
    TABLE: Where's the Shareware?
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: First-Rate Software for Small Biz
 
ENTERPRISE -- ROUNDTABLE
 When It's Time to Call a Turnaround Specialist
 
ENTERPRISE -- GOVERNMENT
 Bullied by Big Brother? Now You've Got an Ally
    TABLE: The Complaint Box
 
ENTERPRISE -- DOWNTIME
 Not Necessarily Out to Lunch
 
UP FRONT
 Talk Show
 Bell Atlantic, GTE Come A-Courtin' Sprint
 French Fries or China Growth?
 Dumping a Stock before Its Time
    TABLE: Fund Holdings of CSC Shares
 Why the CEO May Be Worth $100 Million
 Guess the Check Is in the E-Mail
 Voices in Your Kid's Head
 My, Your Exhaust Smells Delicious
 CHART: We'd Like to Thank Our Sponsors
 Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
 Keeping Airfares Grounded without a Lot of Red Tape
 Those Falling Oil Prices Haven't Hit Bottom Yet
 Give FASB Credit for Warning about Stock Options
 AutoNation Needs to Shift Gears Again
 Clinton, the Presidency, and American Opinion
 Did British Petroleum Pollute Alaskan Politics?
 A Creative Proposal for Keeping Iraq in Line
 Another View on That Controversial Trade Deal
 The Viacom-Fox Affair: A Judge Weighs In
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
 ''A Revolution in Pain Relief?'' (Science & Technology, Feb. 16)
 
LETTER FROM MARYLAND
 Where Weird Is the Norm
    MAP: Maryland
 
BOOKS
 What's So Scary about Good Design?
    PHOTO: Cover, ''Machine Beauty''
 The Business Week Best-Seller List
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
 What About Your Millennium Bug?
    TABLE: Year 2000 Resources
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
 Who Did More for Mankind, Mother Teresa or Mike Milken?
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
 Income Swings Can Be Deadly
    CHART: A Link Between Mortality and Income Instability
 School Is Now Kinder to Girls
 Awaiting Asia's Export Surge
    CHART: Asia's Exports Haven't Surged--Yet
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
 U.S.: Is the Economy Slowing? Don't Bet on It Just Yet
    CHART: Asia Leads the Drop in Import Prices
    CHART: Building Activity Is Surging
    CHART: A Slower Pace for Industrial Production
 Australia: So Close to Asia, Yet So Far
    CHART: Wage Gains Settle Down
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
 Invasion of the Asian Bargain Snatchers
    TABLE: The Deals Are Piling Up...and More Are Coming
 The GOP Squabbles, and Business Suffers
    TABLE: A Bad Session for Business
 Commentary: Why an Iraq Attack Offers No Relief for Clinton
 Greenspan's Battle against Old Dogma
    CHART: The Fed Chief's Evidence: Strong Growth, Weak Inflation
 The Regulatory Muscles from Brussels
    TABLE: Deal-Busting Scorecard
 Duracell's Bunny Buster?
 Commentary: Don't Ban Cloning. Don't Ban Cloning
 A Desperate Effort to Clear the Tracks
    TABLE: Easing the Gridlock at Union Pacific
    Commentary: The Antitrust Cops Should Ride the Rails
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
 Finn Casperson: Time to Unload the Family Business
 Ziff-Davis Goes on the Block
 Stormy Weather Ahead for Pan Am
 A Fidelity Manager Is 'Not Satisfied'
 Federated Pushed Debtors Too Hard
 In Auto Parts, the Bidding Revs Up
 Et Cetera...
 Conagra: Here's the Beef
    CHART: ConAgra Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
 Chamber of Commerce Battle Cry: Kill All the Lawyers
 A Taxing Euro Problem
 New Spending Czar
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
 Korea's Kim: War on Two Fronts
    TABLE: Kim Dae Jung vs. the Chaebol
 Can China Air Climb Again?
 Poles Get Ready for Another 'Shock'
    TABLE: The Balcerowicz Plan
    'There Is Less and Less Resistance to Privatization' (int'l edition)
 Commentary: Astra: Time to Take a Stand, Mr. Barnevik
 Commentary: How Latins Can Survive the Asian Storm
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
 China: Zhu Is Taking a Broom to the Bureaucrats
 U.S. Blocks Agreement
 Indonesia Annoys IMF
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
 Detroit's Impossible Dream?
    TABLE: The Fuel-Cell Car in Your Future
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
 A Meeting of Minds in Philadelphia
    Laser Diodes Make a Quantum Leap
    Why Chocoholism Will Never Die
    Healthy Genes for Unhealthy Lungs
    Is Dolly a Real Clone or a Fluke?
    Developments to Watch Contacts
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 Portal Combat Comes to the Net
    TABLE: Bigger, Better, Faster
    The Wonderful World of Disney.com
 
PEOPLE
 Dick Cheney Ain't Studyin' War No More
    TABLE: Resume: Richard B. Cheney
    PHOTO: Richard Cheney
 
SOCIAL ISSUES
 Henry Kravis...Do-Gooder?
    TABLE: Works in Progress
 
ENTERTAINMENT
 Net Nightmare for the Music Biz
    TABLE: Digital Dilemma
 
THE WORKPLACE
 Commentary: Why Workers Still Hold a Weak Hand
    TABLE: The UAW Folds
 
FINANCE
 Bullish on Japan
    TABLE: The U.S. Financial-Services Firms Knocking at Tokyo's Door
 SocGen: Growing One Little Bank at a Time
 Commentary: Insurance Showdown: Who's Right?
 Bond Insurers Take a Walk on the Wild Side
 Cracks in the Diamond Trade
    CHART: The Diamond Market Splits
    India's Diamond-Studded Dilemma (int'l edition)
 
INSIDE WALL STREET
 A Strong Pulse at Medtronic
    CHART: Aging Boomers: Rosy Prospects
 Why Cott May Bubble Up
    CHART: The Sodamaker Looks Lifeless
 Hole in One for Callaway?
    CHART: In the Rough--Till Lately
 
CORPORATE SCOREBOARD
 Is This the End of the Glory Days?
    TABLE: The Leaders in 1997 Sales and Profits
    A Spotlight on 1997 Profits
       CHART: Industries with the Biggest Dollar Change in 1997
       CHART: Aftertax Profits, Quarter by Quarter
    A Kink in the Profits Pipeline
    CHART: Labor Costs Outpace Price Hikes
    Scoreboard: 1997 Corporate Profits (.pdf)
 
PERSONAL BUSINESS
 Does Your Will Still Have What It Takes?
    TABLE: How the 1997 Tax Law Affects Your Estate...
    TABLE: ...And What May Be in Store for 1998
 Annuities: Keeping the Taxman Away
 Taming the E-Mail Monster
    TABLE: E-Mail Options
 Flu Fighters: From Vitamin A to Zinc
    TABLE: Supplemental Insurance
 REITs Won't Be Wrecked by Reforms
    TABLE: Right Time for REITs?
 The View from the Pit
    TABLE: Your Next Option
 VW's New Beetle: Still Groovy after All These Years
 Small Star
 
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
 Panic in the Year 2000
 We Don't Need Controls on Global Capital
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON INDIA
 There's No Bonanza in Cell Phones...And the Losses May Just Get Bigger (int'l edition)
    MAP: India
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
 Clinton, the Presidency, and American Opinion (int'l edition)
 Why Swallowing DEC Won't Slow Compaq Down (int'l edition)
 India: 'An Economic Disaster Waiting to Happen' (int'l edition)
 Don't Misinterpret Chaebol Comments (int'l edition)
 America's Helping Hand Doesn't Reach Mercosur (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
 Taking a Whack at Airline Alliances (int'l edition)
    TABLE: How The EU Would Restrict Tie-Ups
 Airfares: Cut-Rate Gets Cutthroat (int'l edition)
 Can Dassault Design Itself a Way to Stay on Top? (int'l edition)
    PHOTO: Computerized Design for Chrysler
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
 Asia's TV Picture Is All Wiggly Lines (int'l edition)



 
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