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Dec. 21, 1998




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COVER STORY
 Ken Chenault: The Rise of a Star
    COVER IMAGE: American Express' Ken Chenault: The Rise of a Star
    CHART: Amex Profits Take Off...And Its Stock Soars
    TABLE: A Day in the Life of Ken Chenault
    TABLE: Chenault's Accomplishments
    TABLE: Chenault's Key Challenges
    RESUME: Kenneth Irvine Chenault
    The Other Side of Ken Chenault
    Invisible in the Executive Suite
       TABLE: CEO Material
    ONLINE ORIGINAL: Amex Shares: A Solid Choice -- but Not Infa
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY
 Toyota's Midlife Crisis (int'l edition)
    ASIAN COVER IMAGE: Toyota's Midlife Crisis
    CHART: Toyota's Homegrown Woes
    Feels Roomy, Looks Small: Will the Yaris Play in Paris? (int'l edition)
       PHOTO: 1999 Toyota Yaris
    Lexus: All Revved Up with Somewhere to Go (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN COVER STORY
 Mexico's Makeover (int'l edition)
    LATIN AMERICAN COVER IMAGE: Mexico
    TABLE: How Free Trade Is Remaking Mexico
    CHART: The Big Payoff
 
UP FRONT
 Talk Show
 Utility to Clients: Do It Yourself
 Yellow Pages Turn over a New Leaf
 Labor Learns Wall Street's Game
 A Helping Hand for U.S. Apple Pickers
 Next Year's Toasts Could Be Taxing
 Salesman of the Year?
 All Butts Overboard
 CHART: A Taxing Situation
 Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
 Sorting Out Social Security
 U.S. Cultural Imperialism? Actually, It's a Blessing
 Women's Work Pays Less Because It's Lighter
 This 'Talk Shop' Was Effective When Autocrats Ran It
 The Cure Can Be Worse Than the Disease
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
 ''Patagonia sticks to its knitting'' (Marketing, Dec.7)
 ''Japan'' (Special Report, Nov. 30)
 ''You've come a short way, baby'' (Social Issues, Nov. 23)
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
 A Dirty Little Secret: Managed Care Is Bad for Business
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
 A Less-Than-Random Walk
    CHART: Momentum Investing: Smaller Stocks Pay Off
 New Docs Seek Green Pastures
 U.S. Colleges Look Overseas
    CHART: A Sudden Surge
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
 Small Offices, Big-Time Phones
    PHOTO: Siemens Gigaset 2420
 PC Accessories: Port Prospects
    PHOTO: Digi's AccelePort USB
 Notebooks: Docking Solution
 
BOOKS
 Will the Real Soros Please Stand Up
    PHOTO: Cover, ''The Crisis of Global Capitalism''
 The Callback Kid
    PHOTO: Cover, ''On a Roll''
 Biology As Art
    PHOTO: Cover, ''Civilization and the Limpet''
 
LETTER FROM WEST VIRGINIA
 Dreams Begin to Melt in an Old Steel Town
    MAP: West Virginia
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
 U.S.: Two Big Speed Bumps Are Coming Up in 1999
    CHART: Households Scramble Their Nest Eggs
    CHART: Who's Hiring, Who's Firing
    CHART: Consumer Debt Burdens Are Growing
 Japan: The Politicians Have No Time to Lose
    CHART: The Sorry State of Japan's Economy
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
 Deja Vu for the Global Economy?
    CHART: Widening Again
    Brazil: On the Brink
    Russia: How Bad This Time?
       CHART: Ruble Keeps Tanking
 Who Will Step into Jack Welch's Shoes?
    TABLE: Possible Contenders After Welch Retires
 A Tale of Two Job Markets
    CHART: Unemployment Is Low, but Layoffs Are Up
 Boeing's Revised Flight Plan
 Commentary: Justice vs. Microsoft: Big Wheels Keep on Spinning
 AT&T: Top of the World, Ma
 Motorola Connects
 Commentary: Nba Math: A Billion and a Half Says They'll Settle
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
 Stephen Riggio: Barnes & Noble's Brother Act
 Bill's New Social Security Stance
 Waste Shovels It to Shareholders
 Bad Policy at Allstate?
 Wal-Mart's March on Germany
 A Tall Order from Twa
 Et Cetera...
 Starwood Hotels: Inn Trouble
    CHART: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
 Why Clinton Could Still Dodge Impeachment
 Was the Cia a Double Agent?
 Banking Reform Brouhaha
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
 Mexican Makeover
    TABLE: The Wonders of Free Trade
    CHART: The Big Payoff
 Making Beijing's Headache Worse
 Toyota's Midlife Crisis
    CHART: Toyota's Homegrown Woes
    Lexus: All Revved Up with Someplace to Go
 
INSIDE WALL STREET
 CD Warehouse Makes Music
    CHART: The Tempo Is Picking Up
 Dynamism at Security Dynamics
    CHART: Toward Safer E-Commerce
 Big Network on Campus?
    CHART: Scholarly Interest
 
ECONOMICS
 Commentary: Financial Services: The Silent Engine
    CHART: The Official View: No Growth in Output
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 AOL-Netscape: Not So Odd a Couple After All
    TABLE: Sizing up the E-Biz Landscape
 
BITS & BYTES
 Santa's Got a Brand-New Bag--on the Web
 More Americans Are Packing Finnish Phones
    TABLE: Winning in Wireless
 E-Mail Made Easy
 This Lamp May Be a Sight for Sore Eyes
    PHOTO: One Tech's Eclipse Computer Light
 Bits & Bytes Contacts
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
 Eat It, It's Good for You!
    TABLE: A ''Functional Food'' Sampler
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
 A Program That Never Forgets a Face
 Dna Evidence for Pollution Sleuths
 When the Secondhand Smoke Clears
 Innovations
 Developments to Watch Contacts
 
LEGAL AFFAIRS
 Has Judge Jackson Made Up His Mind?
    TABLE: The Power of the Bench
 
SPECIAL REPORT -- THE BEST PRODUCTS OF 1998
 The Best Products of 1998
 Philips Audio CD-Recorder
 Tiger Electronics Furby
 Apple Imac
 Yamaha Silent Electric Violin
 High-Definition Tvs
 A.T. Cross Crosspad
 Genentech Herceptin
 Case Mx Magnum Tractors
 Sony Vaio 505 Laptop
 Lego Mindstorms
 Global Mobile Phones
 Sandia Peak Hiking Books
 Electronic Books
 Yamaha Yzf1000r1 Motorcycle
 Dragon Naturallyspeaking Mobile
 Organogenesis Apligraf Skin
    Photo
 Lexus Rx300
 Colgate Total Toothpaste
 VW New Beetle
 Gillette Mach3 Razor
 Panasonic Portable DVD Player
 Sony Ruvi Camcorder
 The Best Web Sites
 Products to Watch
 
MARKETING
 Welcome to Yuppie Hardware
    PHOTO: Yikes! Flying Saucer
    PHOTO: Salt Cellars
    PHOTO: Penguin Shaker
 
THE CORPORATION
 Ford's Three-Ton Excursion: A Green Dilemma
    CHART: New Beast on the Block
 
PERSONAL BUSINESS
 Dealing Yourself into the IPO Game
    TABLE: How IPO Plus Stacks Up
 Yes, There Are Still Bargain Bond Funds
    TABLE: Closed-End Values
 
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
 The Coming Test for Productivity Gains
 Black Execs: Still Hitting a Glass Ceiling
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON THE CZECH REPUBLIC
 A Playground for 'new Russians'...Who Are Fleeing Crime at Home (int'l edition)
    MAP: Czech Republic
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
 Quick Fixes Won't Cure Malaysia's Ills (int'l edition)
 Let the People Decide About Anwar Ibrahim (int'l edition)
 U.S. Cultural Imperialism: Steamroller or Blessing? (int'l edition)
 China Should Not Meddle with Market Prices (int'l edition)
 Don't Expect Fund Fees to Be Rational (int'l edition)
 Don't Overlook India's Economic Role (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
 Europe's Defense Industry: No More Flying Solo? (int'l edition)
    Commentary: Airbus: France Should Stop Blocking the Runway (int'l edition)
 The Little Giants Rocking Europe (int'l edition)
    TABLE: The Top 15 in European Tech
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
 Commentary: The chaebol Are Swapping Businesses. Big Deal (int'l edition)
 Is Legend the IBM of China? (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Legend Leads China's PC Market
 
INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE
 Astra Investors Breathe a Sigh of Relief (int'l edition)
    TABLE: The New AstraZeneca
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS
 Toyota's Surprising Troubles (int'l edition)



 
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