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Oct. 19, 1998




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COVER STORY
 The Best B-Schools
    COVER IMAGE: The Best B-Schools
    TABLE: The Top 25
    TABLE: A Report Card for the Top 25 (.pdf)
    TABLE: The Up-and-Comers
    TABLE: Best and Worst Placement Offices
    TABLE: Favorite Hunting Grounds
    Crunching the Numbers: A Tale of Two Surveys
       TABLE: The Survey
    How We Kept the Data Unsullied
    And Now, Extreme Recruiting
       CHART: Still a Seller's Market
    The Melting Pot Still Has a Few Lumps
       TABLE: How Smart B-Schools Avoid Culture Shock
    In Asia, Pursuing Western MBAs--without Leaving Home (int'l edition)
       TABLE: B-Schools Go East: A Sampling
    The Old World's Newfangled MBAs (int'l edition)
       TABLE: New Directions in Europe's Business Schools
    GRAPHIC: The MBA Road (.pdf)
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Straight Talk About the Computerized GMAT
 
UP FRONT
 Talk Show
 More Condensing at the Digest?
 Leaked Documents: Microsoft Calls the Plumber
 AT&T's Dog Has a Nasty Bite
 Stay Tuned for Niche Radio
 Does David Copperfield Have His Act Together?
 The EC Sure Failed This Test
 Feel Like a Rat in a Maze--and Enjoy It
    PHOTO: The Maize Maze
 CHART: Diners of the World, Unite
 Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
 Censure Is Not Enough. Clinton Should Resign
 Globalization: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed
 Could Bill Ford Be Boss Anywhere Besides Ford?
 Don't Let the Profit Motive Scuttle a Useful Medicine
 As Starbucks Aims Higher, Others May Brew Better
 Computer-User Activists Ignore Standards, Costs
 Married Men Earn More--They Have No Other Choice
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
 ''What the NASD rap sheets don't tell you'' (Personal Business, Oct. 5)
 ''No excuses not to go to Minneapolis'' (Up Front, Sept. 21)
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
 You Want High Returns? Brace Yourself for High Risk
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
 The Odds on a U.S. Recession
    CHART: The Yield Curve's Ominous Decline
 How Tax Cuts Affect the Rich
 Where Did All the Dollars Go?
    CHART: Those Roaming Greenbacks
 
BOOKS
 Taking the Measure of the 'New Economy'
    PHOTO: Cover, ''New Rules for the New Economy''
    PHOTO: Cover, ''The Weightless World''
    PHOTO: Cover, ''New Rules for a New Economy''
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
 Computer Users Are Mad As Hell
 This Manifesto 'Hit a Nerve'
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: More Readers Who Say 'Right On!' Or 'Hold On!'
 
LETTER FROM JORDAN
 A Desert Full of Dreams
    MAP: Jordan
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
 U.S.: Recession? What Recession? The Forecasters Don't See It
    GRAPHIC: How Business Economists See 1999
    CHART: Where Worktime Has Slowed
    CHART: Auto Sales Bounced Back in September
 Japan: The Gloom Just Keeps Deepening
    CHART: Business Sentiment Sinks Further
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
 Piece by Piece, a Financial Recovery Plan?
    TABLE: Stepping Back from the Abyss
    Commentary: Crisis of Faith for the Free Market
 Commentary: Let's Not Talk Ourselves into a Downturn
 This Isn't Your Father's Rust Belt
 Commentary: The New Economy: For Better or Worse
 We Need a Little Christmas Now
    TABLE: Not Much Green This Season?
 Windows: What's the Real Cost?
 AMD: Chipping at Intel's Lead
    CHART: A Giant's Shrinking Share
 Netscape's New Course: The Business Portal
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
 Rick Wagoner: Moving Up GM's Ladder
 Justice Tries to Bust a Card Game
 Amazon.com Feels the Heat
 State Farm Gets Hauled into Court
 A Shiny Quarter for Motorola
 Boston Chicken's Sky Is Falling
 Et Cetera...
 Circuit City's Short Circuit
    CHART: Circuit City Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
 Unions: Laboring Mightily to Avert a Nightmare in November
 Hanging Judge McConnell?
 Independents Swing Right
 The Virtual Rally
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
 Japan's Cities Are Sinking in Debt
    TABLE: Japan's Local Debt Crisis
 Mahathir Could Get More Than He Bargained For
 Is the Continent in Denial?
    TABLE: Can Europe's Economy Hold Up?
 Swedish Companies May Vote with Their Feet
    TABLE: Why Business Is Squeamish in Sweden
 What Disasters Lie Ahead in Moscow?
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
 Beijing's Charm Offensive Is Giving Taiwan the Jitters
 China Shutters Finance Firm
 South Africa Splits over Raid
 
THE CORPORATION
 The BW 50: Hey, Things Were Tough All Over
    TABLE: How Each Company Performed
    CHART: The Business Week 50--Six Months Later
 Tricon: With All This Fizz, Who Needs Pepsi?
    PHOTO: Taco Bell Chihuahua
    CHART: Tricon Shows Signs of Improvement
 
PEOPLE
 National Airlines: Eight Wings and a Prayer
    TABLE: Pilot's Log
 
ENVIRONMENT
 Will It Be 'Timber!' For Green Logs?
    TABLE: Free Trade vs. Environment
 
LEGAL AFFAIRS
 Microsoft Trial: The Best Legal Show in Town
    TABLE: A Courtroom Magician vs. an Unflappable Veteran
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
 Flatter, Brighter--and Easy to Make?
    TABLE: The Pluses of Plastic Displays
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
 Twilight of the Gourds
 Who Decides Who's First in Line for Kidneys?
 Good Chips Come in Smaller Packages
 The Newest Wrinkle in Skin Lasers
 Developments to Watch Contacts
 
GOVERNMENT
 Playing the Market with Campaign Cash
    TABLE: Winners and Losers
 Commentary: U.S. Airlines: Make Sure Your Partners Are Safe
    TABLE: Alliances Galore
 
SPORTS BUSINESS
 The Basketball's in His Court
 
MARKETING
 Those High-End Italians Are Revving Up Again
 
FINANCE
 'There's No Place You Can Hide' on Wall Street
    TABLE: Wall Street: No Doom, But Lots of Gloom
 Meriwether's Curious Deed
 The Street's Technicians Take Center Stage
    TABLE: Checking the Charts
 A Battle Investors Can't Win
    TABLE: Yacktman Fund: A Snapshot
 
INSIDE WALL STREET
 These Stocks May Just Defy Gravity
 Is Imclone Still Inclined to Deal?
    CHART: Hanging on a European Pact
 Stericycle: A Clean Play
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 A Cyber Revolt in Health Care
    TABLE: The Health Net
    Point and Click for Prozac
 Will the Wired Home Play in Peoria?
    TABLE: Home-Networking Technologies
 
BITS & BYTES
 Sick of the Starr Report? Click Here
 Web Merchants Have a Lot to Learn
    CHART: Is Online Shopping Easy?
 A Fax That Soars Straight into Cyberspace
 Visit Comdex--without the Crowds
 Bits & Bytes Contacts
 
ECONOMICS
 A Growing Chill for Canada
    CHART: Canada's Plunging Dollar...Has Triggered Rate Hikes...That Are Breaking the Economy
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Q&A with Canada's Finance Minister
 
SOCIAL ISSUES
 Commentary: HMOs: Listen to Your Patients--or Else
 
PERSONAL BUSINESS
 Getting the Most for Your B-School Money
    TABLE: The Quickest Payback...And the Slowest
    TABLE: Returns on Careers
 Applicants: Getting a Leg Up--and Paying the Price
    TABLE: What to Expect from a GMAT Cram Course
    TABLE: What Admissions Consultants Offer
 
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
 Weak Medicine for a Raging Crisis
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON BELGIUM
 High Tech Booms in 'silicon Flanders'...But the South Could Rise Again (int'l edition)
    MAP: Belgium
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
 Brazil Needs IMF Funds--and Cardoso's Reelection (int'l edition)
 China's Cellular Market Is Getting Bigger, and Tighter (int'l edition)
 Argentina's Experience: Devaluations Don't Work (int'l edition)
 Starr Should Understand: Males Are Promiscuous (int'l edition)
 Advice from Chile: It Is, Indeed, Time to Act (int'l edition)
 Russia's Value As a Trade Partner Is Underestimated (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
 Is the Continent in Denial? (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Can Europe's Economy Keep Growing?
 Swedish Companies May Vote with Their Feet (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Why Business is Squeamish in Sweden
 Eurocrats in Retreat (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
 Does Delhi Have the Muscle to Take on Labor? (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Layoff Strategies in India



 
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