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Dec. 28, 1998




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WHERE TO INVEST IN 1999
 Where to Invest in 1999
 
WHERE TO INVEST IN 1999 -- INTRODUCTION
 Shifting to a Lower Gear
    COVER IMAGE: Where to Invest in 1999
 
WHERE TO INVEST IN 1999 -- THE FRAMEWORK
 The New Year's Bundle of Jitters
    TABLE: Economic Forecast Survey for 1999 (.pdf)
    CHART: Economists See a Gloomy Profit Outlook...As World Growth Remains Subdued
    Best Bet
    Forecasting: And the Winner Is...
 Policymakers: Steering with Both Hands on the Wheel
 Fine-Tuning the Portfolio: The Old Rules Still Apply
    TABLE: Small Caps? Treasuries? Here's the History
    Best Bet
    For the Record: Myra Drucker
 
WHERE TO INVEST IN 1999 -- STRATEGIES FOR STOCKS
 Stocks: A Slower Gain Is Better Than None
    CHART: Large Caps Lead, While Others Lag
    Best Bet
    For the Record: Elaine Garzarelli
 Forecasters Go Once More into the Breach...
    TABLE: Market Forecast Survey for 1999 (.pdf)
    The Clearest Crystal Ball of All
 A Note of Caution from the Global Gurus (int'l edition)
    TABLE: International Market Forecast for 1999 (.pdf)
 So Much for the Experts...
 Investors Are Unflappable (Extended)
 In Financial Services, 'boring Is In'
    TABLE: Picking Your Spots
    Best Bet
 Tech Stocks: Wild, Woolly--and Profitable in '99?
    TABLE: Top Tech Picks
    Best Bet
    For the Record: Paul Cook
 When the Best Offense...Is Finding a Safe Haven
    TABLE: Safe Havens for the Savvy
    Best Bet
    For the Record: Sean N. McDaniel & Cappy R. McGarr
 Looking for Gold? Try Digging Deeper
    TABLE: Small Wonders?
    Best Bet
 Europe's Continental Divide
    TABLE: European Stocks to Watch
    Best Bet
 Emerging Markets: Pearls among the Perils
    TABLE: Emerging Plays
    Best Bet
 Is Japan Mending?
    Best Bet
 A Tale of Two Gurus: Guarded in the East, Wary in the West (int'l edition)
    TABLE: Shaw's Picks
    TABLE: Davidson's Picks
 The Options Game: It's Up. It's Down. It's O.K.
    CHART: Volatility Stays High
 Swimming Downstream with the Shorts
    TABLE: Some Short-Seller Favorites
    Best Bet
 May the Best Stockpicker Win
    TABLE: Larry Sondike's Picks
    TABLE: Tracy Stouffer's Picks
    TABLE: Roger McNamee's Picks
    TABLE: Roy and Rose Papp's Picks
 That Was Just the M&A Warm-Up
    TABLE: Whisper Stocks
 
WHERE TO INVEST IN 1999 -- THE INVESTMENT SPECTRUM
 Mutual Funds: Can Anybody Out There Beat the S&P 500?
    TABLE: Mutual Funds: The Best Returns...And the Worst Returns (.pdf)
 Bonds: So Long, Easy Plays
    TABLE: Smart Bond Buys
    For the Record: William Gross
 Return of the Reits
    TABLE: Top Property Picks
 The Net's Buried Treasure
    Best Bet
 Art: These Prices Are Surreal
    PHOTO: Man Ray's ''Noire et Blanche''
    PHOTO: Robert Rauschenberg's ''Dry Run''
    PHOTO: Vincent Van Gogh's 1889 Self-Portrait
    PHOTO: Rene Magritte's ''Personal Values''
 Are Emissaries Visiting St. Paul?
    CHART: On the Road to Nowhere
 Why Brookstone Is Such a Bargain
    CHART: Its Web Promise Is Untapped
 Chs Hoists Its Sails for America
    CHART: Full Recovery Still to Come
 Earnings: On Your Mark, Get Set--Crunch
    TABLE: Winners, Losers and Opportunities (.pdf)
 
WHERE TO INVEST IN 1999 -- THE SCOREBOARD
 Scoreboard: 1999 Investment Outlook Scoreboard (.pdf)
 
UP FRONT
 Talk Show
 A Labor Lockout Dims ABC News
 Microsoft Makes a Witness Disappear
 Tel-Save to Short-Sellers: You Win
    CHART: Tel-Save's Tumble
 No Matter What, Goldman Spins Gold
 Disney's in Dry Dock--Again
 Teaching Old Tools High-Tech Tricks
 A Not-Too-Swift Kick at Kickbacks
 CHART: The High Cost of Vittles
 Footnotes
 
EDITOR'S MEMO
 Timely Insights for Investors
 
READERS REPORT
 The IMF: Doctor, Savior--or Wastrel?
 Independent Contractors Also Have It Bad
 Dukakis' Philosophy: Ahead of Its Time?
 Why India's Tech Elite Is So Versatile
 Respecting Foreign Media Helps the U.S.
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
 A Little Better, a Little Faster in 1999
 Color Printing for Less Green
    PHOTO: Tektronix Phaser 740 and 740L
 Web Destinations
 Help Desk
 
LETTER FROM BOSNIA
 After the War, Miracles and Mutiny
    MAP: Bosnia
 
BOOKS
 Si Newhouse: He's Shy, Rude, Awkward--and Brilliant
    PHOTO: Cover, ''Citizen Newhouse''
 A Pricey Peace
    PHOTO: Cover, ''Fortress America''
 Fiddlers' Tale
    PHOTO: Cover, ''Indivisible by Four''
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
 How the U.S. Handcuffed the Crime Rate
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
 Downsizing's Economic Spin...
    CHART: What Lies in Store for Displaced Workers?
 ...And Its Impact on Job-Losers
 U.S. Longevity Is on a Roll
    CHART: Looking Forward to Living Longer
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
 U.S.: The Jingle of Cash Registers Rings in the New Year
    CHART: Retail Sales Continue to Soar
    CHART: Builders' Optimism Is through the Roof
    CHART: Manufacturing Is Slowing
 Mexico: Walloped by Cheap Oil
    CHART: Oil Prices Are Plunging
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
 The Internet: Filling the Need for Speed
    TABLE: Telephone vs. Cable
    Now, Beam Up Some Customers
       CHART: The Dish People
 AT&T's Wireless Path to Local Service
 Commentary: Forget Saving, America. Your Job Is to Spend
    CHART: Not Bad--All in All
 The Big Three Are in the Catch-Up Lane
    TABLE: Half Car, Half SUV
 Does Twa Need a New Captain?
    TABLE: TWA: Following the Fleet
 Commentary: High-Tech Exports: Simple Steps Will Protect the U.S.
 The Softest Side of Sears
 A Telecom Vet Takes on Eds
    RESUME: Richard H. Brown
 The Disk-Drive Baron Goes for Another Spin
    TABLE: The Finis Conner Formula for Cut-Price Drives
 Carl Icahn's Toxic Takeover
    TABLE: The Mess Piles Up at Philip
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
 Jill Barad: Barbie Dolldrums
 Holiday Cheer for Microsoft
 The Fed Gets Tough on Hedge Funds
 Deutsche Bank's New Role
 The Citi Never Stops Cutting
 Closing the Book on Asbestos
 Et Cetera...
 Moviefone: A Hit
    CHART: MovieFone Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
 Social Security: Behind Clinton's Sudden Tilt to the Right
 Livingston Zigs--and Zags
 Big Bro and Your Checkbook
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
 Indonesia: What Did Mobil Know?
    MAP: The Killing Fields of Aceh
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
 How Bombing Iraq May Deepen the Divide in Washington
 A Thai Sell-Off Flops
 Israeli Elections Loom
 
PERSONAL BUSINESS
 Finally, Mercy for Migraine Sufferers
    TABLE: Headache Therapies
 Cashmere Shoppers Beware
    TABLE: Cashmere Kicks
 
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
 Investing Is Not a Sport
 The Coming Flood: Cheap Imports
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON GAZA
 As Factories Bloom in the Gaza Strip...A Little Company Dreams Big Dreams (int'l edition)
    MAP: Israel
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
 Indian Tech Institutes: Elitist, Harsh--or Laudable? (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
 Baan: Look Who's Bait Now (int'l edition)
    CHART: The Rise and Fall of a Software Legend
 Deutsche Bank: Big Noise, Little Impact (int'l edition)
 Commentary: Shell Needs to Step on the Gas (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
 A Talk with China's Top Banker: The Year of Living Carefully (int'l edition)
    Taiwan's Siew: 'We've Intensified Our Reforms' (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- AMERICAN NEWS
 Commentary: A New Olympic Event: Greasing the Skids (int'l edition)



 
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