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June 15, 1998




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COVER STORY
 The Search for Value
    COVER IMAGE: Where to Invest
 Stocks: 'It's Not Hard to Find Value'
    TABLE: Big and Cheap
    CHART: Large-Cap Stocks Lead the Way
    'I Love to Buy a Growth Vehicle That Has Been Beaten Up' (Extended)
 How to Be in the Right Spot to Catch a Merger Wave
    TABLE: Consolidation Plays
    'It's Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel'
 Technology Stocks: Is the Bull Just Taking a Breather?
    TABLE: Top Tech Picks
    'Companies with Profits Driven by the Internet Will Continue to Do Well' (Extended)
 Biotech Stocks: Warning: May Cause Dizziness
    TABLE: Some Smart Buys
 Short-Selling: How to Short a Bull Market--and Live
    TABLE: Short Targets
 Real Estate: Finding Shelter--and a Bit of Comfort
    TABLE: Battered-Down--and Bargains
    'Reits Have Been Such Woeful Underperformers This Year' (Extended)
 Europe Is the Bright Spot in World Markets
    TABLE: The Global Markets
    'European Companies Are in an Extraordinary Position' (Extended)
 Bond Investors Will Have to Lower Their Sights
    TABLE: Some Savvy Bond Picks
    'I Don't See Inflation Picking Up in the Future' (Extended)
 Mutual Funds: Squeaking Past the Index Funds
    TABLE: How the Big Funds Fared
    TABLE: The Bond-Fund Leaders
    TABLE: The Best Returns
    TABLE: The Worst Returns
    TABLE: Still a Good Year for Most Funds
 401(K)s: A Safety Net for Your Nest Egg
    TABLE: Hedging Your 401(k)
 BW/HARRIS POLL: Still Riding That Market Wave
 Inside Wall Street: A Buyer May Be on Reebok's Heels
    CHART: Slowing to a Walk
 Inside Wall Street: More to Crunch on at General Mills
 Inside Wall Street: Surgery Ahead for Advanced Health?
    CHART: A Breakup Could Boost Its Value
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY
 The Games Sony Plays (int'l edition)
    ASIAN COVER IMAGE: The Games Sony Plays
    CHART: Sony's Record Performance
 
UP FRONT
 Talk Show
 Where Rubles Rule: Chicago
 Sandy Weill: He's Gotta Have Hearth
 Serious Economists Get Serious Money
 A Forcible Eviction for the Fcc?
 Nike vs. Adidas: Soccer-Shoe Shootout
 Supermarket Tech: You Scan It, You Buy It
    PHOTO: Handheld Supermarket Price Scanner
 Will the Swiss Freeze Gene Research?
 CHART: Something Ventured, Something Gained
 Footnotes
 
EDITOR'S MEMO
 The Lowdown on Mutual Funds
    PHOTO: Cover, ''Business Week Guide to Mutual Funds''
 
READERS REPORT
 What Hath Jill Barad Wrought?
 Steve Jobs, Listen to Your Customers
 When High Tech Hijacks Productivity
 Washington Has a Nuclear Double Standard
 Engineer Shortage--or Just a Salary Shortfall?
 Reform of Workers' Comp Works in Massachusetts
 Let Business Put Video Streaming to the Test
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
 ''Good-bye to fixed pricing?'' (Special Report, May 4)
 ''Brighter lights for big cities'' (Social Issues, May 4)
 ''And the winner is...'' (Editor's Memo, June 8)
 
BOOKS
 The Struggle to Be Jewish and German
    PHOTO: Cover, ''The Invisible Wall''
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
 Hp's Cool Laptop Is Hard to Use
    TABLE: What the Sojourn Slice Concept Offers
 Why Laptops Have Trouble Listening
 Web Destinations
 Help Desk
 
LETTER FROM JAPAN
 Lean Times for Sumo
    MAP: Tokyo
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
 Don't Let Congress Shanghai China Policy
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
 Just Why Do Wives Work?
    CHART: How Employment Grew among Married Women
 The Rewards of Homeownership
 Profits Could Weaken Faster
    CHART: A Startling Drop in Tax Receipts
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
 U.S.: Those Profit Forecasts May Be Too Rosy
    CHART: Profit Margins Get Squeezed Again
    CHART: Inventory Growth: Too Much of a Good Thing?
    CHART: Foreign Demand Falls Back in May
 Canada: Low Rates, Cheap Dollar--Big Surge
    CHART: Economic Growth Remains Impressive
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
 The Global Economy: A World of Trouble
    TABLE: Building to an Economic Crescendo
 Zero Hour for Moscow (int'l edition)
    CHART: Russia's Addiction to Borrowing
 Europe: Growth Gets Off the Ground (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Positive Signs for European Growth...And Hurdles That Loom Ahead
 Are Commodities Signaling a Wider Slowdown?
    CHART: A Deflationary Spiral?
 Commentary: Dear Intel: Don't Follow Microsoft's Lead
    TABLE: Where the Feds Are Looking at Intel
 Why Microsoft Went to the Mat for Win98
    Just How Much Does Windows 98 Cost?
 Disney Execs: And Then There Was One
 Commentary: 'Only Sprint Has It All'--or Does It?
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
 John Stafford: The Scrappy Chief Alchemist at American Home
 The Auto Derby Was Never Hotter
 Marram Heads for the Top at Trop
 AT&T Managers Rush Out the Door
 When the Web Gets Too Nosy
 Merrill Writes a Big Check
 Et Cetera...
 Union Pacific: Out of Steam
    CHART: Union Pacific Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
 A Bazooka Aimed at Big Labor Backfires on the GOP
 Al Checchi: Rich Man, Poor Pol
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
 Indonesia: Contracts in Flames?
    TABLE: The Suharto Family's Links with Foreign Partners
 Toyota's Okuda on Catching Up with Ford
 No Monopolies, Please--We're European
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
 Mission Improbable: Declawing the New Nuclear Tigers
 Eastern German IPO
 Colombia Votes Again
 
SPORTS BUSINESS
 A Football League of Their Own?
    TABLE: History Lesson
 
SOCIAL ISSUES
 Healers vs. Hmos: The Power Is Shifting Back
    CHART: HMOs Converted the Masses...
 
THE CORPORATION
 A Launch GM Can't Afford to Blow
    TABLE: Lessons Learned
    Not Exactly Tomorrow's Truck Today
 
GOVERNMENT
 Teamsters and the Dems: Give a Lot, Get a Lot?
    TABLE: What Did McAuliffe Know?
 
MARKETING
 Spam That You Might Not Delete
    TABLE: This Isn't Junk Mail!
 
ENTERTAINMENT
 The Diller Network: Ratings--and Retailing
    TABLE: In the Diller Domain
 
INDUSTRIES
 Is Space the Pentagon's Final Battleground?
    TABLE: Reasserting U.S. Dominance in Space
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 This Intuit Hunch May Pay Off
    TABLE: One-Stop Finance Shopping
 Instant Messaging: Big Success, Little Payoff
    TABLE: Wanna Chat?
 
BITS & BYTES
 Muzak That Makes Small Businesses Sound Like Bigwigs
 Going Online in a Single Touch
 A Cyber 'quilt' to Honor the Cancer-Stricken
 Feel Like Helping Scully and Mulder?
 Bits & Bytes Contacts
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
 Laser Flashes: Follow the Bouncing Light...
 ... And Sharper Images for X-Ray Pictures
 Aspirin Takes on a New Job: Fighting Colon Cancer
 Innovations
 Developments to Watch Contacts
 
LEGAL AFFAIRS
 Inside Big Tobacco's Secret War Room
    TABLE: The Committee of Counsel
 
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
 Rethink the Asian Bailout
 Where Have All the Profits Gone?
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON SPAIN
 A Great Port Regains Its Pride...And Nets Big Schools of Tourists (int'l edition)
    MAP: Spain
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
 Taiwan Aims to Become a Science Island (int'l edition)
 Why the Japanese Don't Keep Their Cars for Long (int'l edition)
 India Needs Butter, Not Guns (int'l edition)
 The Eastern Caribbean Dollar Got There First (int'l edition)
 Can Japan Change Its Mind-Set? (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
 Hungary: Just How Radical Is Viktor Orban? (int'l edition)
    CHART: Orban's Inheritance: Robust Growth
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
 Y2K: A Time Bomb under the Nikkei (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICA
 Argentina: Will Ypf Be the 'oil Company of the Americas'? (int'l edition)



 
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