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June 29, 1998




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COVER STORY
 The Baron of Books
    COVER IMAGE: The Baron of Books
    RESUME: Leonard S. Riggio
    CHART: Barnes & Noble Is Growing Fast...And Profits Have Improved...As It Nabs Share from Independents
    PHOTO: Leonard S. Riggio, CEO of Barnes & Noble
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: An Investor's Guide to Online Booksellers
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY
 The Stars of Asia (int'l edition)
    ASIAN COVER IMAGE: The Stars of Asia
    Profiles of the Stars of Asia
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Selected Interviews with Stars of Asia
 
ASIAN COVER -- POLICYMAKERS
 Korea's Kim Dae Jung (int'l edition)
 Thailand's Tarrin Nimmanahaeminda (int'l edition)
 India's N. Chandrababu Naidu (int'l edition)
 China's Zhu Rongji (int'l edition)
 Singapore's Lee Hsien Loong (int'l edition)
 China's Liu Hong (int'l edition)
 Hong Kong's Christine Loh (int'l edition)
 Hong Kong's Martin Lee (int'l edition)
 Hong Kong's Joseph Yam (int'l edition)
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Talk with Hong Kong's Joseph Yam (int'l edition)
 Taiwan's Chen Shui-Bian (int'l edition)
 Japan's Kohei Nakabo (int'l edition)
 Taiwan's Lee Yuan-Tseh (int'l edition)
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Talk with Taiwan's Lee Yuan-Tseh (int'l edition)
 Thailand's Amaret Sila-on (int'l edition)
 Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim (int'l edition)
 Korea's You Jong Keun (int'l edition)
 
ASIAN COVER -- MANAGERS
 Hong Kong's Marjorie Yang (int'l edition)
 Japan's Nobuyuki Idei (int'l edition)
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Talk with Japan's Nobuyuki Idei (int'l edition)
 India's B.K. Syngal (int'l edition)
 Japan's Akihiro Wada (int'l edition)
 Taiwan's Morris Chang (int'l edition)
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Talk with Taiwan's Morris Chang (int'l edition)
 China's Wang Xuan (int'l edition)
 The Philippines' Gabby Lopez (int'l edition)
 China's Pan Ning (int'l edition)
 India's Suresh Krishna (int'l edition)
 
ASIAN COVER -- ENTREPRENEURS
 Taiwan's Steve Chang (int'l edition)
 India's N.R. Narayana Murthy (int'l edition)
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Talk with India's N.R. Narayana Murthy (int'l edition)
 Japan's Kenji Eno (int'l edition)
 The Philippines' Tony Tan (int'l edition)
 China's Wu Ying (int'l edition)
 The Philippines' Jose Concepcion Iii (int'l edition)
 Hong Kong's Michael Ying (int'l edition)
 Singapore's Sim Wong Hoo (int'l edition)
 Japan's Masayoshi Son (int'l edition)
 Thailand's Bill Heinecke (int'l edition)
 Taiwan's Jonney Shih (int'l edition)
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Talk with Taiwan's Jonney Shih (int'l edition)
 India's Dhirubhai Ambani (int'l edition)
 
ASIAN COVER -- FINANCIERS
 India's Deepak Parekh (int'l edition)
 Korea's Kim Jung Tae (int'l edition)
 Hong Kong's Victor Fung (int'l edition)
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Talk with Hong Kong's Victor Fung (int'l edition)
 Japan's Yoshihiko Miyauchi (int'l edition)
 Bangladesh's Muhammad Yunus (int'l edition)
 Taiwan's Hsu Ta-Lin (int'l edition)
 Japan's Junichi Ujiie (int'l edition)
 
ASIAN COVER -- OPINION SHAPERS
 Japan's Tetsuya Chikushi (int'l edition)
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Talk with Japan's Tetsuya Chikushi (int'l edition)
 Malaysia's Meenakshi Raman (int'l edition)
 India's Gurdev Khush (int'l edition)
 Korea's Jang Ha Sung (int'l edition)
 Indonesia's Mari Pangestu (int'l edition)
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Talk with Indonesia's Mari Pangestu (int'l edition)
 China's Zhang Yimou (int'l edition)
 Hong Kong's Albert Cheung (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN COVER STORY
 France: A Quiet Revolution (int'l edition)
    EUROPEAN COVER IMAGE: France: A Quiet Revolution
    TABLE: Where the Winds of Change Are Blowing
    CHART: The French State Overspends...Employs Too Many...And Racks Up Ever More Debt
 
UP FRONT
 Talk Show
 Pointcast: A Private Wish Not to Go Public?
 One Big, Unhappy Family at United
    PHOTO: Machinist Union Button
 Why the Asian Flu May Not Bug Boeing
 Splicing AT&T into British Telecom
 Phone Ads: This Call Brought to You By...
 The Straight Dope from Merck
 Live, from New York! It's TV 101!
 CHART: Reversal of Fortune
 Footnotes
 
EDITOR'S MEMO
 Lewis H. Young, 1924-1998
 
READERS REPORT
 A Closer Look at Ge and Jack Welch
 The Border Needs More X-Ray Screening, Not Less
 Why Red Tape Makes Suvs More Dangerous
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
 ''Cyberspace winners: How they did it'' (Information Technology Annual Report, June 22)
 ''More to crunch on at General Mills'' (Inside Wall Street, June 15)
 
BOOKS
 Summertime--and the Pages Are Turning
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
 Easier E-Mailing on the Road
 Adding Zip to Laptops
    PHOTO: Iomega Zip Drive
 Digital Darkroom
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
 What's Wrong with a Centralized Europe? Plenty
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
 Inequality, Canadian-Style
    CHART: How American Families Fare vs. Canadians
 From Welfare to Work: The Transportation Problem
 Stop Fretting About Savings
    CHART: The Savings Rate Keeps Sliding
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
 U.S.: This Economy Could Shrug Off the Asia Effect--Again
    CHART: No Spring Break for Shoppers
    CHART: Builders' Optimism Is at a Record Level
    GRAPHIC: Where Inflation Has Edged Upward
 Australia: Rates: The Quandary Down Under
    CHART: The Aussie Hits a 12-Year Low
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
 The Yen: Now for the Hard Part
    TABLE: The Rise and Fall of the Yen
 The Strong Dollar: Too Much of a Good Thing
    CHART: The Dollar Is Soaring over a Dropping Yen...And Gaining on Other Currencies
 Asia Is Hurting Stocks. Asia Is Helping Stocks
    TABLE: Where the Earnings Are
 Commentary: Why the Wto Needs an Overhaul
    TABLE: Three Strikes for the U.S.
 Labor Peace: If Ford Can Do It, Why Can't GM?
    CHART: GM Trails the Pack in Productivity
 Disorganized Labor
 Commentary: At Least Chainsaw Al Knew How to Hire a Board
 Cendant Descending
    CHART: Cendant's Sag
 Internet Server Software: A Feather in Apache's Cap
    TABLE: IBM Aims to Be No. 1
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
 John Roth: Northern Telecom's Net Game
 AT&T and AOL Hang Up for Now
 The Tobacco Bill Goes Up in Smoke
 Spinmeisters: It's Warm. It's Fuzzy. It's Russia
 Dirty Tricks from Mack Trucks?
 Excel's New Worldview
 Et Cetera...
 Power Failure
    CHART: Manpower Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
 Victory in November Will Belong to the Party That Shows Up
 A GOP Senate Sweep?
 Product-Liability Reform
 Supersteamed at Gore
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
 France: A Quiet Revolution
    TABLE: Where the Winds of Change Are Blowing
 Germany: Pc Heaven--for Consumers
 Will the Ruble Bring Down the Banks?
    TABLE: Perils Facing Russian Banks
 Commentary: India Didn't Count on This Aftershock
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
 Can This Man Keep Ulster on the Road to Peace?
 Poll Shock in Australia
 A Palestinian Turnaround
 
THE CORPORATION
 How Medtronic Sets the Pace
    TABLE: Innovation Machine
    PHOTO: Medtronic's Activa Deep-Brain Stimulator
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
 Your Car May Be Smarter Than You
    CHART: Cars Get Siliconized
    High-Tech from Head to Tail
       GRAPHIC: Smart Car
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
 This Bus Fixes Potholes on the Run
 On the Trail of the Jumping Genes
 A Tool for Staying a Step Ahead of Hiv
 Getting to the Bottom of Back Pain
 Developments to Watch Contacts
 
THE WORKPLACE
 Is There Really a Techie Shortage?
    CHART: Where's the Crunch?
 
GOVERNMENT
 Jane Garvey: A Steep Climb at the FAA
    TABLE: No Gliding Ahead
 
PEOPLE
 Bill Gross, Online Idea Factory
    RESUME: Bill Gross
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 Microsoft vs. the Feds: Oddsmakers Bet on Bill
    TABLE: U.S. vs. Microsoft: Sizing Up the Two Game Plans
    TABLE: The Road Ahead
 Netscape's Second Wind
    TABLE: Netscape's Strategy for Corporate Business
 
INDUSTRIES
 A Heyday for Telecom Upstarts in Europe
    TABLE: Speed Dialing
 
FINANCE
 Morgan Stanley's Megamerger: They Said It Would Never Work
    TABLE: Getting It Together
 More Questions for a Dreyfus Fund Manager
    CHART: Schonberg's Tidel Connection
 Crescent's Casinos: A Different Kind of Bet on Las Vegas
    PHOTO: Sunset Station Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
 
INSIDE WALL STREET
 A Second Run for Circus Circus
    CHART: Nasty Fall from the High Wire
 Fixing Glitches at a Software Star
    CHART: Is the Bumpy Patch Over?
 Tera's New Breed of Supercomputer
    CHART: Less Than Super Performance
 
SPORTS BUSINESS
 Commentary: Baseball Should Go Where the Money Is
 
PERSONAL BUSINESS
 So You Want to Tiptoe Back into Emerging Markets?
    TABLE: Bargain-Hunting amid the Bloodbath
 Y2K Jobs: A Chance That Comes Once in a Millennium
    TABLE: The Year 2000 Job Market
 Smart Cards: Cash? Who Needs Cash These Days?
    TABLE: The Latest in E-Money
 Chrysler Heads Back Uptown
    PHOTO: 1999 Chrysler 300M
    PHOTO: 1999 Chrysler LHS
 Long View
 
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
 Japan Must Take Drastic Action--Now
 Who Will Speak for France Inc.?
 
INTERNATIONAL -- TO OUR READERS
 Tracking a World of Change (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON PORTUGAL
 An Expo Speeds the Pace of Change...And the Site May Have a Big Future (int'l edition)
    MAP: Portugal
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
 Social Security: Individual Accounts Alone Won't Cut It (int'l edition)
 Big Blue Could Use More Mavericks (int'l edition)
 English Won't End Belgium's Language Wars (int'l edition)
 Enough Condescension About India and the Bomb (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
 A Day at the Front in the Currency Wars (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICA
 The Telecom Prospectors Stake Out Brazil (int'l edition)
    TABLE: How More and Better Phones Will Reshape Brazil



 
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