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May 18, 1998




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COVER STORY
 Japan's Real Crisis
    COVER IMAGE: Japan's Real Crisis
    TABLE: Japan's Debt Trap
    TABLE: What Needs To Be Done
    Commentary: Why America Won't Be Next
       CHART: One Bubble or Two?
    Commentary: Why Japan Won't Act to Save Itself
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: The Crisis Hits Home in Hokkaido
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Clyde Prestowitz: Views from an Old Japan Trade Hawk
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Invest in Japan? It's Not out of the Question
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN COVER STORY
 Daimler & Chrysler (int'l edition)
    EUROPEAN COVER IMAGE: Daimler and Chrysler
    TABLE: Global Motors
    PHOTO: 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK
    PHOTO: 1998 Chrysler Durango
    RESUME: Jurgen E. Schrempp
    RESUME: Robert J. Eaton
    Commentary: A Giant Leap for the New Europe
 
UP FRONT
 Talk Show
 Gas Stations: Next, They'll Be Offering Green Stamps
 Vino Si, Viagra No
    PHOTO: Henry Wendt of Quivira Vineyards
 Did the Feds Nudge Out a Labor Boss?
 Somebody Still Loves Detroit
    TABLE: Loyalty Leaders
 From White House to Our House?
    PHOTO: Brochure for Dione Card Readers Featuring Hillary Clinton
 Nice Guys Finish with MBAs
 The Decline and Fall of the Slide
 CHART: How to Balance the Budget
 Footnotes
 
EDITOR'S MEMO
 Tale of a Titan
 
READERS REPORT
 Why Big Banks May Mean Big Problems
 Safer in a Sport-Ute? Think Again, Boomers
 Science Can't Fathom the Beauty of a Bach Fugue
 The Verdict Is Already In: Class Size Matters
 Why Rich Folks File Late
 Is It Any Wonder That the CEO's Paycheck Is So Big?
 Microfilm: Here Today, Here Tomorrow
 
BOOKS
 How an $82 Million Painting Got That Way
    PHOTO: Cover, ''Portrait of Dr. Gachet''
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
 Good-Bye, Tollbooths and Traffic Jams?
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
 It's the 'early-April Effect'
 A Risky Dearth of Dividends
    CHART: Market Conundrum: Waning Dividend Payouts
 More Freshmen Want the Money
    CHART: Shifting Views of College Freshmen
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
 Win98: Jump in for a Spin
    TABLE: What to Do about Windows 98
 Power at a Good Price
    PHOTO: Dell Dimension XPS R Series
 Web Destinations
 Help Desk
 
LETTER FROM EUROPE
 English Spoken Here--and Here, and Here...
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
 U.S.: The Economy Looks Ready to Take a Breather
    CHART: Compensation Growth Is Creeping Higher
    CHART: Is Foreign Demand Crawling Back Up?
    CHART: Inventory Gains Outrun Demand Again
 France: Growth As Far As the Eye Can See
    CHART: Capacity Use Hits an Eight-Year High
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
 The Cops Converge on Microsoft
    GRAPHIC: Microsoft Windows 98
    TABLE: The Feds' Two-Pronged Attack
    You're the Next Target, Intel
    Commentary: Bill Gates: Emperor of High Tech, Sultan of Spin
    Win98: Tiptoeing into a Store Near You
       TABLE: Win98 Has Lots of New Features
 Carmakers May Be Flooding the Engine
 Commentary: Of Mice, Men, and Cancer Cures
 Corporate America vs. the Religious Right?
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
 Ivan Seidenberg: Bell Atlantic Rings in the New
 At a New Behemoth, Blood on the Floor
 Allstate Suffers a Seismic Fed Search
 U S West Targets Long Distance
 IBM: Remember the Mainframe!
 Mickey D Gets a New Chief
 Et Cetera...
 Polygram: The Upbeat
    CHART: Polygram Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
 U.S.-Russian Relations Are Headed for Siberia
 Silicon-Savvy Senate
 Conventional Politics
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
 Psst! Want a Nice Piece of a Chaebol?
    Doing a Bang-Up Business in Korea
       CHART: A Noodlemaker Beats the Index
 Why New Delhi Is Picking on Pepsi
 Consumer Sizzle Could Overcook Mexico's Economy
    CHART: Shoppers Buoy Growth
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
 Will a New Breed of Strongman Undermine Latin Democracy?
 A Boost for Berezovsky?
 Indonesia: Austerity Hurts
 
BOOK EXCERPT
 The Monopoly That Went Too Far
    Endgame
       PHOTO: Cover, ''Titan''
       PHOTO: A Standard Oil Filling Station in North Dakota, 1915
 
SPORTS BUSINESS
 Can Money Buy You a Lower Handicap?
    Lively Balls Make for a Lively Debate
 
THE CORPORATION
 Air Bags Are Deflating Trw
    CHART: TRW's Auto Earnings Stall Out
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
 The Latest from the Labs: Human Skin
    PHOTO: Apligraf Skin Grafting Material Developed by Organogenesis Inc.
    GRAPHIC: Growing Skin: From the Lab...
    GRAPHIC: ...To the Clinic
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
 A Tiny Trampoline to Gauge Magnetism
 Hey, Kids--Let's Build a Lego Robot
    PHOTO: Lego Toy Tractor
 Giving Explosives a 'signature'
 Innovations
 Developments to Watch Contacts
 
MARKETING
 Is Nothing Sacred in the Ad Game?
    PHOTO: Anti-Tobacco Ad
 
FINANCE
 P-E's Aren't As Loony As They Look
    CHART: P-E Ratios Are Way Up, But Interest Rates Are Down and Inflation Has Dwindled
 Commentary: How the SEC Is Passing the Buck on Microcaps
 What's Making K-Tel Boogie?
    CHART: K-Tel's Sudden Surge
 Commentary: When Banks Act Like Brokers, Who Regulates?
 
INSIDE WALL STREET
 Prowlers at Pittston Brinks?
    CHART: An Offer May Set Off Alarms
 Lauder Is Picking Up Lots of Phones
    CHART: Suddenly, a Global Network
 Furniture Going Cheap
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 Vying to Be a Site for More Eyes
    TABLE: The Scramble for Portal Partners
 U S West Scouts a New Frontier
    TABLE: Dialing Up Digital Services
 
BITS & BYTES
 Howard Stern's Net Muscle
 How Healthy Are Your Laptops?
 Big Blue's Little Book of Idea Boosters
 An Online Guard to Keep Workers in Line
 Bits & Bytes Contacts
 
ENVIRONMENT
 Wind Power's Happy Premium
    TABLE: Where Wind Is Picking Up
 
MANUFACTURING
 Design Software That Makes Complexity Look Simple
    So, You Want to Build an Airliner
       GRAPHIC: How Quantum Leap Works
 
CORPORATE SCOREBOARD
 Profits: Torrid Turns Tepid in the First Quarter
    TABLE: The Winners and the Losers
    A Spotlight on First-Quarter Profits
       CHART: Industries with the Biggest Dollar Change in the Quarter
    CHART: Aftertax Profits Quarter by Quarter
    Here Come Hefty Hikes in Benefits
       CHART: Benefit Costs Rise Again
    TABLE: 1998 First-Quarter Corporate Profits (.pdf)
 
PERSONAL BUSINESS
 Adoptions: From Russia--with Red Tape
    TABLE: What to Ask Before Adopting Abroad
    TABLE: Where to Go for Advice
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: TABLE: The World of Adoption
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: In Russia, Mixed Feelings About Foreign Adoptions
       ONLINE ORIGINAL: TABLE: Who Adopts Whom in Russia
 'Junk Bonds Have Grown Up'
    TABLE: The Pros' Junk Plays
 PC Hell, Part II: I've Got Company
 Growth Engine
 
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
 Lessons from Our Fast-Changing World
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON UKRAINE
 Where Importers Live a Nightmare...And Locals Choke on Corruption (int'l edition)
    MAP: Ukraine
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITOR'S MEMO
 The Right Stuff (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
 Rabid Mercantilists? Not the Japanese (int'l edition)
 Digital Storage on Cd: Safer Than You Think? (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
 It'll Be a Bumpy Ride for Europe's Central Bank (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Three Nightmares the ECB Could Face
 In Europe, a Sudden Shower of Seed Money (int'l edition)
    TABLE: The Hot Markets for New Shares
    TABLE: Who Is Getting Venture Capital?
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
 Why New Delhi Is Picking on Pepsi (int'l edition)
 Can the Jockey Club Put on a Burst of Speed? (int'l edition)
    CHART: Leveling Out at the Club
 
INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE
 Fidelity Takes on the World (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Where Fidelity Is on the Move
    TABLE: Rivals in Europe
 Commentary: The Closer You Get, the Worse India's Banks Look (int'l edition)



 
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