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Apr. 6, 1998




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COVER STORY
 War against the Microbes
    COVER IMAGE: War against the Microbes
    TABLE: The Warriors
    TABLE: In the Headlines: The Revenge of the Microbes
    TABLE: We Have Met the Enemy...
    PHOTO: Staph Bacteria
    Sometimes the Answers Are Simple
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Will Microcide's "Targeted Genomics" Pay Off for Patients -- and Investors?
 
SPECIAL REPORT -- TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 Telecom's New Trailblazers
    TABLE: The Telecom 100
    GRAPHIC: The Traditional Networks
    GRAPHIC: The Converged Networks
    CHART: Surging Voice Traffic over Converged Networks...Promises Fast-Growing Revenues
    There's Life after AT&T--and How
    A Real Gusher in the Pipeline
    Taking the Net to a Whole Other Level
    Networks That Do New Tricks
       TABLE: How Users Benefit
    The Bell-Heads vs. the Net-Heads
       TABLE: The Interlopers
       CHART: Look Who's Talking
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Q&A with Sprint's Ronald Lemay
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Q&A with Ameritech's Richard Notebaert
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Q&A with AT&T's David Nagel
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Q&A with GTE's George Conrades
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Q&A with Qwest's Joseph Nacchio
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Q&A with WorldCom's John Sidgmore
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Q&A with Intermedia's David Ruberg
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Q&A with Williams' Frank M Semple
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN COVER STORY
 Europe's Hotshots (int'l edition)
    EUROPEAN COVER IMAGE: Hotshots
    TABLE: Young Turks Move Up
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY
 Can Thailand Turn Around? (int'l edition)
    ASIAN COVER IMAGE: Can He Turn Around Thailand?
    CHART: Good News: The Baht Is Strengthening As the Stock Market Is Recovering
    CHART: And Bad: Interest Rates Remain High and Inflation Is Rising
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Chat with a Reform-Minded Premier
    Even the King Has to Tighten His Belt (int'l edition)
 
UP FRONT
 Talk Show
 And Now, from the White House, an Ad
 Broadway: The Roar of the Plastic
 The Big Bang Is in Bonds
    TABLE: Huge Numbers
 Coffee, Tea, or Another Airline?
 Mary Kay's Off-Road Bonus
 So This Moose Says to the Mechanic...
 The Wireless Future Is--Finland?
 CHART: Poison Pill Antidote
 Footnotes
 
EDITOR'S MEMO
 An Honor for New Media
 
READERS REPORT
 Aetna Sets the Record Straight
 Becton Dickinson: Safe Needles Are Easy to Find
 The Perils of Making Beauty a Job Qualification
 'The Toughest Standards in the Nation': Calpers
 Counting the French in Silicon Valley
 Did Geico Get a Bad Rap?
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
 ''Palmy days for 3Com?'' (Information Technology, Mar. 16)
 
BOOKS
 Tilting at the Free-Trade Dragon
    PHOTO: Cover, ''The Great Betrayal''
 The Business Week Best-Seller List
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
 Handhelds Still Have a Ways to Go
    PHOTO: Hewlett-Packard 620LX
 The Professional's Mac
 Concessions to Office 97
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
 Let the Marketplace Judge Microsoft
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
 The Deficit's Virtuous Circle
    CHART: Scaling Down Interest Costs
 Why Free Trade Won't Hurt
 Home Sweet Office
    CHART: No-Shows at the Office
 A Way to Beat the Bank
 
LETTER FROM MEXICO CITY
 Breathing New Life into an Ailing Art
    MAP: Mexico
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
 U.S.: Symptoms of the Asian Flu Are Showing Up
    CHART: The Slowdown in Factory Orders
    CHART: The Export Slump Is Hitting Services, Too
    CHART: A Yellow Flag from Service Inflation?
 Israel: No Letup in the Inflation Fight
    CHART: The Central Bank's Attack on Inflation
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
 Clipping Cable's Power
    TABLE: What Congress Could Do
    CHART: Zapping Customers
 How Lockheed's Early-Warning System Crashed
 Commentary: Don't Waste a Huge Opportunity in Africa
 Newt Gingrich's 'Goals for a Generation' (Extended)
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Newt Hits the Ground Jogging in Ohio
 Squeezing the OPEC Pipeline
 Microsoft: Let's Not Get Carried Away
    CHART: Microsoft Stock's Relentless Climb
 Commentary: Java Can Be a Contender--If Sun Lets It
 The Earth Is Shifting under Heavy Equipment
    CHART: Gray Market's Bigger Bite
 Bertelsmann: Boldly Going Where Others Are Bailing Out
 A Golden Moment for Goldman Sachs?
    TABLE: Big Deal
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
 Kim Edwards: End of a Reign at Iomega
 The Beetle and the Crown Jewel
 Watch TV--and Pay the Bills
 The FTC Eyeballs Laser Surgery
 Ratings Services Rush the Net
 Will Teletubbies Travel?
 Et Cetera...
 Pfizer's Potency Play
    CHART: Pfizer Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
 IRS Reform: The GOP Fumbles Its Dream Issue
 Campaign Cleanup?
 Playing Musical Chairs
 Big Brother Al
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
 Now, It's Reform or Bust in Beijing
    A Talk with Vice-Premier Wu Bangguo (Extended)
 Can Chuan Turn Thailand Around?
    TABLE: A Reform-Minded Premier
    CHART: Good News: The Baht Is Strengthening As the Stock Market Is Recovering
    CHART: And Bad: Interest Rates Remain High and Inflation Is Rising
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
 Yeltsin's March Massacre May Clear the Way for Reform
 
THE CORPORATION
 Disney's Theme-Park Shootout
    CHART: Disney's Spending Spree...Ignites Theme-Park Profits
 
FINANCE
 This Mutual Fund Party Is Still Jumping
    TABLE: The Best Performers
    TABLE: The Big Funds' Scorecard
    TABLE: The Worst Performers
    TABLE: The Bond-Fund Leaders
    TABLE: The Fund Categories
 Were the Short Sellers Ripped Off?
    CHART: Slaughter of the Shorts
 Commentary: Bad Quarter? Don't Keep Shareholders Guessing
 
INSIDE WALL STREET
 Is Citicorp Eyeing Paymentech?
    CHART: After the Fall
 Recoton's Good Vibrations
 A Lab Pregnant with Possibility
    CHART: Ready for a Rebirth
 
BITS & BYTES
 An Offer Writers Cannot Refuse
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Talk with the Father of 'The Godfather'
 From Couch Potatoes to Web Heads
    CHART: Net Obsession
 Making Sure the Network Works
 Early Tax Refunds Draw Hordes of E-Filers
 Bits & Bytes Contacts
 
MARKETING
 Godzilla: He's Big. He's Upset. He's Invisible
    TABLE: What Price Secrecy?
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
 For the Smallest Valve, the Secret Is Balance
 Scientific Journal--or Vanity Press?
    CHART: News Hits Nymox
 These Molecules Are Real Self-Starters
    PHOTO: Self-Assembled Hollow Spheres
 Developments to Watch Contacts
 
GOVERNMENT
 The Tax Man Eyes the Net
    TABLE: Cybertax Solution?
 
PERSONAL BUSINESS
 Going Global: Is It Time to Take the Plunge?
    TABLE: The Key Points
    CHART: The Case for Investing Abroad
 A Piece of Real Estate for a Pittance
    TABLE: Who Offers REIT Trusts
 A Grand Gets You a Lot of PC
    TABLE: The Computer You Can Buy For...
 Simple Credo, Fancy Results
 
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
 Let's Not Rush to Tax the Net
 The Lowest-Paid Get a Break at Last
 A Simple Fix for Pension Savings
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON ARGENTINA
 Where the Ghosts of War Are Rising...And May Bring Down a Governor (int'l edition)
    MAP: Argentina
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
 What's Ailing China: The Japan Syndrome (int'l edition)
 How Big Are France's Losses to Silicon Valley? (int'l edition)
 Why Germany Seems Doomed to Stagnate (int'l edition)
 The IMF's Medicine Isn't Going Down Easy (int'l edition)
 Trustbusters Need to Crack Northwest's Fortress (int'l edition)
 The Perils of Making Beauty a Job Qualification (int'l edition)
 The Problems at Saturn Aren't Just GM's Fault (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
 British Biotech's Falling Star (int'l edition)
    CHART: Great Promise, Then Pain
 Alcatel Doesn't Look Like an Also-Ran Anymore (int'l edition)
    CHART: Alcatel's Comeback
    TABLE: What's In Store
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
 Business to India's New Rulers: It's Payback Time (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L BUSINESS
 AGI: Snapping Up the Runways (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Big Airport Sell-Offs
 
INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE
 Diving into a Rich Pool in Europe (int'l edition)
    CHART: Mutual Fund Mania Hits Europe...
    TABLE: ...And What's Driving The Boom
 Suharto Gives a Little--and Gets a Lot (int'l edition)
    CHART: The Weak Rupiah
 Commentary: Korea Is Cheering Far Too Soon (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS
 How Japan Can Restart Its Engine (int'l edition)



 
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