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Apr. 12, 1999




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COVER STORY
The Last Monopolist
   COVER IMAGE: The Last Monopolist
   TABLE: The Long Arm of Ed Whitacre
   TABLE: The Telecom Scorecard
   RESUME: Edward E. Whitacre Jr.
   CHART: How SBC and Ameritech Have Grown
   CHART: How Bell Atlantic, BellSouth, and U S West Have Grown
   Whitacre Steps Up to the Mike
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: For Investors, It's Not too Late to Dial SBC
 
INTERNATIONAL COVER STORY
Fields of Genes
   COVER IMAGE: The Next Green Revolution
   TABLE: The New Super Crops
   TABLE: A Who's Who of Life Sciences
   GRAPHIC: Fooling Mother Nature
   PHOTO: Soybean Field in Iowa
   What Is a ''Life Sciences'' Company?
   Investors, Don't Sow Your Seeds Too Soon
      CHART: Monsanto Stock Price
      CHART: Novartis Stock Price
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: Agriculture's Glickman: ''We Have to Develop a Role That Protects Farmers''
 
UP FRONT
Talk Show
Hit Me Again, Mountain Mama
   PHOTO: Greenbriar Hotel
Virginia Is for Lovers--of PACs
Tora, Tora, Taurus
The Color of Clout
   PHOTO: Edward Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Essence
Ford Horrifies the French
Grilling a Hole in Your Pocket
A Torpedo against Submarine Patents?
CHART: Penetrating the Net
Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
It's Time for a ''Chief E-Business Officer''
American Education Needs These Reforms
Malaysia's Cyber Corridor Boasts Some Successes
Businesses Are Cool on a Global Warming Accord
The Sunny Side of Protectionism
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
''Make kiddie seats mandatory'' (Personal Business, Mar. 29)
''CBS: Can Mel Karmazin reinvent network TV?'' (Cover Story, Apr. 5)
 
LETTER FROM MASSACHUSETTS
A Mom-And-Pop Store Defies the Odds
   MAP: Massachusetts
 
BOOKS
When America Had a Grand Strategist
   PHOTO: Cover, ''Years of Renewal''
Virtual Alchemy
   PHOTO: Cover, ''The Visionary Position''
Patent Nonsense?
   PHOTO: Cover, ''Owning the Future''
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
Handhelds That Could Use a Hand
   TABLE: New CEs vs. the Palm
   PHOTO: Compaq Aero 2100
   PHOTO: HP Jornada 420
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
A Dow That Can't Fall to Earth? Dream On
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Who's Stressed Out at Work
   CHART: Americans Put in Longer (and Shorter) Hours
One Argument for Clean Air
Less Anxiety About Job Loss
   CHART: The Labor Market Is Lookin' Good
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
U.S.: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Best of Times
   CHART: Corporate Profits Are in a Downturn
   CHART: Household Optimism Is Rising Again
   CHART: Home Sales Slip From Their Record Pace
Norway: Oil May Lubricate a Slowdown
   CHART: Bleak Times Ahead in Norway
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
Online Auctions: Going, Going, Gone
   TABLE: March Madness? Auction Fever Sweeps the Web
   CHART: Name Your Price
Commentary: Melissa Is Sending You a Warning
Commentary: What a Microsoft Deal Should Look Like
BP Amoco: This Giant Sure Has a Big Appetite
   TABLE: Bamocoparco?
Slow Boat to a Trade Deal
Commentary: Why Small-Caps Will Keep Getting Trampled
   TABLE: Only the Big Boys Are Making Big Gains
Productivity Data: It's Official--We're Missing by a Mile
   TABLE: Can These Data Be Right?
Vegas' Latest Long Shot
Can Iridium Beat the Clock?
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
Sanjay Kumar: Computer Associates' Deal Driver
Comeback for Long-Term Capital?
Price Hikes = Less Fizz for Coke
A Minivan Marriage Is on the Rocks
Yahoo!'s Broadcast Bonanza
A Buyback Lifts US Airways
Et Cetera...
Philip Morris: Tarred
   CHART: Philip Morris Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
Those Loophole Houdinis May Escape Yet Again
A Knockout Punch?
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Why Japan Is Stuck
   TABLE: The Liquidity Trap
The Sizzle Is out of SAP
   CHART: SAP's Stock Is Slipping
Anatomy of a Tainted Merger
   TABLE: Getting off to a Rocky Start
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
Kosovo: A Bad Beginning and No Good Ending
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
Coasters Find a Whole New Way to Roll
   PHOTO: Six Flags' Joker's Jinx
This Could Put Biopsies out of Business
Giving Survivors More Time to Escape
Innovations
Developments to Watch Contacts
 
LEGAL AFFAIRS
A Site for Soreheads
   TABLE: How Companies Fight Back Against Hate Sites
 
THE CORPORATION
Xerox
   TABLE: Thoman's Plan for Xerox
   RESUME: Gordon Richard Thoman
   PHOTO: Rick Thoman (left), President and CEO of Xerox
   CHART: Steady Sales Gains...and Stronger Profits...Have Lifted Xerox Stock
   CHART: Xerox Leads in Copier Sales, but Printers Come Up Short
   PHOTO: Xerox Document Centre
   PHOTO: Xerox DocuTech
   A Dream Factory Gets Real
 
FINANCE
Ouch! Those Measly Fund Returns Hurt
   TABLE: The Best Returns
   TABLE: The Worst Returns
   TABLE: How the Big Funds Fared
   TABLE: The Bond-Fund Leaders
   TABLE: How the Fund Groups Fared
   Van Wagoner: Saved by the Internet?
      TABLE: Van Wagoner Emerging Growth
Fear of Fannie and Freddie
   TABLE: Turf Battle
Commentary: An IPO of the Big Board? Why Not?
   TABLE: Regulators with Stock Options
 
INSIDE WALL STREET
CNA May Command Quite a Premium
   CHART: Down--But by No Means Out
A Boffo Web Site for Movie Lovers
   CHART: Showtime for Big E
Did Skytel Get a Neighborly Bid?
   CHART: Suitors Could Spark Interest
 
MARKETING
Old Carmakers Learn New Tricks
   TABLE: The New Car Lot
 
INDUSTRIES
Big Dents in Auto Parts
   TABLE: How the Pieces Fit in Auto Parts
 
GOVERNMENT
On the Stump, Online
   TABLE: Electme.com
 
PERSONAL BUSINESS
A World of Money to Be Made
   TABLE: Global Investment Hot Spots
   Where a Global Fund Is Hunting
A Kickback You Can Enjoy
   TABLE: Handling Your Stock Trade
Stock Splits: Your Road to Riches?
   TABLE: Candidates for a Split
Portfolio Balancing? Don't Bet on REITs
   TABLE: Are REITs Just Like Stocks?
Time to Dial Up a New Long-Distance Plan?
   TABLE: How to Ring Up Deals
   TABLE: The Best Long-Distance Plans
A Shot in the Arm for Cancer Patients?
   TABLE: Various Vaccines
 
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
Kosovo: No Retreat Possible
Life Sciences' Harvest of Hopes
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON INDIA
Trouble for a High-Tech Visionary...And for a City's Software Grads (int'l edition)
   MAP: India
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
Brazil: More Than Crisis, Carnival, and Samba (int'l edition)
Malaysia's Cyber Corridor Boasts Some Successes (int'l edition)
Keiretsu Bosses Are Stodgy and Parochial (int'l edition)
Taxes Are So High, ''I Lie on the Beach All Day'' (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
Who'd Want to Be Mayor of Tokyo Anyway?
Singapore Airlines Swoops in for the Kill
   TABLE: Recipe for Success
Hitting High Notes in Notebooks
   TABLE: Notebooks: The Taiwan Connection
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
BP Amoco: This Giant Sure Has a Big Appetite (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Bamocoparco?
He Revved Up Renault. Will Nissan Be Next? (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Meet Mr. Fixit (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS
Satellite TV Comes Down to Earth (int'l edition)
   TABLE: The Satellite-TV Battle
 
INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE
Commentary: German Banks: Proud, Independent--and Falling Behind
Putting Swedish Brokers on a Short Leash
Israeli High Tech: Ripe for the Picking (int'l edition)
   TABLE: A Surge in High-Tech Takeovers



 
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