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Oct. 5, 1998




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COVER STORY
 Corporate Earnings: Who Can You Trust?
    COVER IMAGE: Corporate Earnings: Who Can You Trust?
    Earnings Hocus-Pocus
       TABLE: Accounting Tricks of the Trade
       CHART: Earnings: Now You See 'Em, Now You Don't
    Where Are the Accountants?
       TABLE: Fixing the System
    Wall Street's Spin Game
       CHART: The Bull Market in Analysts
       CHART: Sell? Who Said Sell?
       The Superstar Who Wears Two Hats
    Help for Investors
       TABLE: Net Assets
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: What Every Investor Should Know About Stock Analysis
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN COVER STORY
 Volkswagen's Hard-Driving Boss (int'l edition)
    EUROPEAN COVER IMAGE: Hard Driving Boss
    TABLE: Portrait of a Car Buff
    CHART: VW Has Pulled Ahead in Europe...And Earnings Have Soared
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY
 Asia's Failed Politics (int'l edition)
    ASIAN COVER IMAGE: Asia's Failed Politics
    Commentary: Bad Banks: Why Japan's Pols Are Paralyzed (int'l edition)
       TABLE: The Sickest Banks
 
SPECIAL REPORT
 Now It's Your Web
    TABLE: A Day in the Life of a Wired Consumer
    TABLE: Net Personalization: A Primer
    TABLE: Personalization Pacesetters
    CHART: Personalization Takes Off...And the Payoff Can Be Swift
    Fending Off Those Pesky Snoops
       TABLE: Take Control
    Some Matches Are Not Exactly Made in Heaven
       GRAPHIC: Getting Personal
 
UP FRONT
 Talk Show
 A Fund Manager Skates on Thin Ice
    CHART: Sinking Feeling
 This Coffee Is for the Birds
 Two B-Schools' Passage to India
 TABLE: They're Sending You Where?
 Stocks Iffy? Try 'Disneyana'
 The Oldest Magic Trick in the Book?
    PHOTO: Masked Magician TV Show on Fox
 Life's a Beach for Europeans
 CHART: Upscale Couch Potatoes
 Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
 A Plague on Both Your Parties
 The Constitution According to Gary Bauer
 One World--but IBM Doesn't Get the Message
 Is the Breast-Cancer Threat Overstated?
 The Myth of a Budget Surplus
 A Wireless Standard That Makes Sense for Everyone
 One Man's Toy Is Another Man's Headache
 France's Smart Card Is a Team Effort
 Did a Trade Chart Get Oversimplified?
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
 ''Failed wizards of Wall Street'' (Cover Story, Sept. 21)
 
BOOKS
 Eisner: The Enigma behind Disney
    PHOTO: Cover, ''Work in Progress''
 The Business Week Best-Seller List
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
 From Dell, a Laptop to Make Desktops Quake
    TABLE: Laptop with a View
    PHOTO: Dell Inspiron 7000 Laptop
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
 How Sick Is the Russian Bear?
    CHART: Telling Symptoms of Socioeconomic Disaster
 Two Analysts Are Better Than One
 There's Money in Mortgages
    CHART: A Cash Cow for Homeowners
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
 Which Financial Heavyweights Will Survive the Shakeout?
 
LETTER FROM ISRAEL
 Hugging in the Holy Land
    MAP: Israel
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
 U.S.: A Triple Whammy Spells the End for Heady Expansion
    CHART: The Trade Gap Hits a Plateau
    CHART: Inflation Shows a Pulse
    CHART: Housing Remains at a High Level
 Europe: For the Euro, a Difficult Debut
    GRAPHIC: The Euro-11 Head toward Convergence
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
 Earnings: It's Gonna Get Ugly
    TABLE: Coping with the Havoc Overseas
    CHART: Earnings Forecasts Are Falling
    Is the Jobs Engine Starting to Sputter?
 Asian Flu, European Sniffles
    TABLE: Warnings Week
 Rate-Cut Talk Isn't Just Talk
 Long Term Capital Management's: $3.5 Billion Tranquilizer
 Buried in Nomura's Real Estate Rubble
    CHART: Rising Risk
 Commentary: The Net and Emerging Markets: Both Wild, Both Vital
 Oh, Do I Love My iMac
    CHART: A Little iMac Magic
 No Exit from Washington for Clintonites
 The Pall over Toyland
    CHART: A Sad Toy Story
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
 James Goodwin: This Is UAL's New Captain Speaking
    PHOTO: James Goodwin, President, UAL
 Nationsbank's Unhappy Marriage
 Dell Opens a Door to the Web
 Battle Scars at Battle Creek
 Bayer Bets Big on Biotech
 Is Goldman's IPO on Hold?
 Et Cetera...
 Damaged Goods
    CHART: Crown Cork & Seal Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
 Can This Man Save Bill Clinton's Hide?
 
FINANCE
 Mutual Funds: The Bears Have It
    TABLE: The Best Returns
    TABLE: The Worst Returns
    TABLE: How the Big Funds Fared
    TABLE: The Bond-Fund Leaders
    TABLE: A Dismal Quarter for Equity Funds
 
INSIDE WALL STREET
 Two Suitors for 3Com?
    CHART: Somebody Is Buying Lately
 Xomed Gets a Whiff of Growth
    CHART: Coming to a Head
 Checking the Fall at IVI Checkmate
    CHART: A Massive Rush for the Exits
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
 Australia: Business Is Sweating As the Labor Party Rallies
 Russia Grabs the Vodka
 Israel Hawks Its Missiles
 
PEOPLE
 Getting Iridium Off the Ground
    RESUME: Edward F. Staiano
 
THE CORPORATION
 P&G's Hottest New Product: P&G
    TABLE: Procter & Gamble's Gamble
    CHART: Missing the Mark
 Death Be Not (So) Profitable
    CHART: With Americans Living Longer...SCI's Business Has Slowed
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
 Commentary: How NASA Can Survive Its Midlife Crisis
    TABLE: A Flight Plan for NASA
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
 You Deserve a Starch Container Today
 A Cork for Leaky Electronics
 Gene Therapy: The Next Generation?
 Innovations
 Developments to Watch Contacts
 
MEDIA
 John Malone: TV's New Uncrowned King?
    TABLE: Giving Him Liberty
 
SOCIAL ISSUES
 Black Entrepreneurs: Invisible--and Loving It
    TABLE: Breaking Down Barriers Online
 
BITS & BYTES
 The Dancing Baby Dances Right Off the Screen
 Want to Make a Splash? Get Stars for Your Board
 Software for Surfing with Your Pals
 Y2K Could Also Shaft You on the Elevator
    TABLE: Fear 2000
 Bits & Bytes Contacts
 
PERSONAL BUSINESS
 An Outsider's Guide to Inside Investing
    TABLE: Tracking Insider Trading
    CHART: Insiders Cash In
 Zero Coupons, Zero Worries?
    TABLE: Using Zero-Coupon Bonds for Retirement Income
 Commentary: What the NASD Rap Sheets Don't Tell You
    TABLE: Checking Out Your Broker
 
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: Investment Figures of the Week
 
EDITORIALS
 Corporate Earnings: Truth, Please
 Reconciling E-Commerce and Privacy
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON BOLIVIA
 The Joys of a More Open Economy...Have One Region Racing Ahead (int'l edition)
    MAP: Bolivia
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
 The War of the World's Wireless Standards (int'l edition)
 Where Americans Have an Edge: Attitude (int'l edition)
 Surpluses Don't Make for Lower Taxes (int'l edition)
 What the Russian Economy Needs (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
 Asian Flu, European Sniffles (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Where Earnings Are Taking a Hit
 Renault Is Roaring--but Is That Enough? (int'l edition)
    PHOTO: Renault Megane Scenic Car
 Holland's Ahold: Snapping Up the World's Supermarkets (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
 Can This Malaysian Media Mogul Survive in a Sea of Trouble? (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Krishnan's Woes
 'Bombay Has Spun Out of Control' (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS
 Beware the Foes of Open Markets (int'l edition)



 
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