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Sept. 14, 1998




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COVER STORY
 Commentary: Time to Act
    COVER IMAGE: Global Crisis: Time to Act
    TABLE: Business Week's Plan for Action
    CHART: Commodity Prices Have Plunged...And So Have Stocks...While Real Interest Rates Rise
    The Fed: No Sign of the Dove, Yet
       CHART: The Fed Holds the Line on Interest Rates
    Why No Company Is Immune
    The Market: It's Not So Bad, Honest...
       CHART: Stock Market Meltdown
    So You Wanna Be Conan the Contrarian...
       TABLE: They've Got the Cash
    Wall Street Recorks the Bubbly
       TABLE: Brokerage Stocks Get Creamed
    Up the Volga without a Calculator
       TABLE: How Currency Contagion Might Spread
    The Walls Go Up All over Asia (int'l edition)
       In China: Spend, Spend, Spend (int'l edition)
       In Taiwan, Time to Intervene (int'l edition)
       Is Hong Kong a Free Market? (int'l edition)
    For Emerging Markets, 'pure Carnage'
       CHART: Tracking the Meltdown
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Bonds May Not Be As Safe As You Think
 
SPECIAL REPORT
 Global Investing
    Asia: No Sign of the Bottom
       TABLE: What to Do
       CHART: The Glum Mood in Asia
       A Faulty Crystal Ball
    Europe: Sudden Chill or Deep Freeze?
       TABLE: What to Do
       CHART: Crosscurrents Buffeting Investors in Europe
    Latin America: More Where That Came From
       TABLE: What to Do
       CHART: First Asia, Then Russia, Now Latin America
 
ENTERPRISE
 
ENTERPRISE -- IN BOX
 'You Have the Right to Be Fired...'
 Many Bean Counters, One Pod
 Some Tips from Big Biz
 TABLE: Credit Checks on the Web
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Checking the Customer's Credit in Cyberspace
 Small Fry Finish Faster
 Wake Up and Smell the Discounts
    TABLE: Let's Make a Deal
    TABLE: Cheap and Cheaper
 Footnotes
 
ENTERPRISE -- TECHNOLOGY
 The Y2K Bug: Look Both Ways
 How to Zap Those Year 2000 Bugs
    Y2K Survey: Total Hype or True Horror?
 
ENTERPRISE -- COMPANIES
 A Nice Business Built on Being Nice
    TABLE: Human Capitalist
 
ENTERPRISE -- MARKETING
 Find a Niche--and Start Scratching
    TABLE: A Rainbow of Possibilities
 
ENTERPRISE -- PEOPLE
 The Cookie Lady of Silicon Valley
 
ENTERPRISE -- MANAGEMENT
 The Many Virtues of 'virtual Services'
    TABLE: Virtual Outsourcing
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: The Real Advantage of a Virtual Assistant
 
ENTERPRISE -- EDUCATION
 Back to School, with a Difference
    TABLE: Hidden Treasures
 
ENTERPRISE -- BUYER'S GUIDE
 Picking a Phone Plan for Savings
    TABLE: A Get-Busy Signal (Extended)
 
ENTERPRISE -- DOWN TIME
 Office Music: How to Keep the Peace
 
UP FRONT
 Talk Show
 So Why Isn't This Mac Going to Market?
 Russian Programmers: Will Code for Dollars
 The New Happy Pill on the Block
 E-Commerce's New 'netizens'
    TABLE: Top Ten Non-Tech Advertisers on the Net
 There's Shrimp in Them Thar Hills
 Alfa Romeo's Wheels of Fortune?
 Spiegel's Elements of Style
    PHOTO: Spiegel Catalog
 CHART: Still Not Barrier-Free
 Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
 Insights into the 21st Century
 Don't Blame IMF Austerity for Korea's Woes
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
 ''I want to lead with love, not fear'' (People, Aug. 17)
 
BOOKS
 Microsoft under the Microscope
    PHOTO: Cover, ''The Microsoft File''
 Can Government Narrow the Wage Gap?
    PHOTO: Cover, ''Created Unequal''
 
LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA
 Is This Any Way to Run a Tennis Tournament?
    MAP: California
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
 Where Wintel Fears to Tread
 Repotting Your Palm...
 ...And Adding a Pager
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
 Don't Look for Tax Cuts from This Budget Surplus
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
 Savings' Death Is Exaggerated
    CHART: Household Savings' New Disappearing Act
 Does Hiring Minorities Hurt?
 Where Europe Lags in Jobs
    CHART: U.S. vs. Europe: Where Jobs Grew
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
 U.S.: The Engine Is Slowed--but Not Stalled
    CHART: Profit Margins Are Shrinking Sharply
    CHART: Foreign Demand Is Still Sinking
    CHART: Labor Costs Are Outrunning Prices
 Canada: It's Been a Long, Cold Summer
    CHART: The Loonie Is in Real Trouble
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
 Commentary: Big Blue Should Get a Little Smaller
    TABLE: Rethinking IBM
 Can a New Crew Buoy Boeing?
 Is Something Fishy at Gk Intelligent?
    CHART: Canion's Short-Lived Reign at GK
 Those #!*&Amp;#! Jet Skis Roar Up the Potomac
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
 John Pepper: His Gamble for Procter
 Justice Does a Microsoft Switch
 Costly Ghost at Northeast
 Killing Weeds Gets Cheaper
 Cutting the Risk of Breast Cancer
 Ben & Jerry Make an Unlikely Pal
 Et Cetera...
 Roadway Express: The Sharp Curve
    CHART: Roadway Express Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
 Gore Is Beginning to Feel Clinton's Pain
 Time for a Tax Cut?
 
THE WORKPLACE
 Commentary: At Northwest, an Esop in Name Only
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 Microsoft's Ballmer: Bill's Co-Pilot
    RESUME: Steve Ballmer
    TABLE: Presidential Priorities
 
SOCIAL ISSUES
 Medical Care on a Smart Card
    TABLE: Patients' Plastic
 
THE CORPORATION
 Halt! You May Owe the IRS $500 Million
    TABLE: The Case Against Laidlaw
 Look Out, Supermarkets--Wal-Mart Is Hungry
    CHART: Wal-Mart Fills Up the Cart
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
 Is Your Reproductive System in Danger?
    TABLE: Conflicting Evidence
    TABLE: Commonplace Suspects
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
 'Training' Cells to Fight Cancer and Other Diseases
 A Romp Around the Red Planet--in an Airplane
 Researchers Draw a Bead on Toxic Waste
 Innovations
 Developments to Watch Contacts
 
PEOPLE
 Pulling Us Airways out of a Dive
    RESUME: Rakesh Gangwal
 
LEGAL AFFAIRS
 An Ideal Time for Tobacco Spin-Offs?
    CHART: Gasping for Air
    Why 'little Tobacco' Looms Larger
 
MARKETING
 Do You Know Who Your Most Profitable Customers Are?
    TABLE: Are You Worth It?
 
GOVERNMENT
 Is the GOP Still the Party of Big Business?
    TABLE: Flash Points in the Struggle for Control of the GOP
    Rumble on the Right: A Talk with Gary Bauer
 
MEDIA
 What's on TV? Ask Henry Yuen
    TABLE: Now Showing: Gemstar's Gyrations
    CHART: Rising Star
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
 Russia: A Quick Road to Ruin
    TABLE: A Chilly Autumn Ahead for Russia
 Sap's Expanding Universe
    TABLE: SAP's Next Frontiers
 Mazda Learns to Like Those Intruders
    PHOTO: Mazda Capella Wagon
    PHOTO: Mazda MX-5 Roadster
 Look Who's Gaining Altitude in India
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
 The Philippines Needs an Action Hero, but Estrada May Not Be It
 Russian Boon for Israel
 A North Korean Misfire
 
FINANCE
 Fixing Fidelity
    TABLE: Curvey Shakes Up Fidelity
    TABLE: Fidelity's Looking Better Against the Competition
    CHART: While Fidelity's Total Assets Have Soared...Its Share of New Money Has Eroded
    'The Executioner' Takes Charge
       RESUME: James C. Curvey
 For Commodity Funds, It Was As Good As It Gets
    TABLE: Beating the Index (Lately)
 Are These Fund Veterans Crazy Like a Fox?
    TABLE: Daniel Fuss vs. the Competition
    TABLE: Mark Mobius vs. the Competition
 Stocks: A Sinking Tide Does Not Lower All Boats
    TABLE: Who Got Rich in the Stock Market Boom
 
INSIDE WALL STREET
 Seeking Safety from the Storm
 Honk If You Like Mercury General
    CHART: Down before the Dow's Drop
 A Chance to Buy at the Bottom?
 
PERSONAL BUSINESS
 The Big Apple's Inn Places to Dine
    TABLE: Hotels Where the Food Is Divine
    It Ain't Elegant, But...
    The Great Off-White Way
 San Francisco: Birthplace of a Revolution or Two
 Windy City Confidential
    TABLE: An Evening in Chicago
 Hidden Treasures of Baltimore Harbor
 ONLINE ORIGINAL: Deep in the Art of Houston
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: TABLE: Houston Highlights
 Bangkok's Bountiful Baht Bargains
 Monti: Where Roman Armies Kicked Back
 Winging Around Europe--Cheaply
    TABLE: The Eurostartups
 ONLINE ORIGINAL: City Sites on the Web: An Uneven Landscape
 
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
 Remedies for the Global Crisis
    GRAPHIC: A Contracting Spiral of World Trade
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON AUSTRALIA
 Despite Another Plunge on Gold...A Mining Town Keeps the Faith (int'l edition)
    MAP: Australia
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
 Insights into the 21st Century (int'l edition)
 In Japan, 'let's Pretend' Is a Way of Life (int'l edition)
 Are Investors Unfairly Discounting Australia? (int'l edition)



 
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