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May 31, 1999




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COVER STORY
eBay vs. Amazon.com
   COVER IMAGE: eBay vs. Amazon
   TABLE: The Tale of the Tape
   TABLE: Toting up the Titans
   CHART: Who Has the Best Sales?
   CHART: Who Has the Best Bottom Line?
   CHART: Who Has the Best Stock Performance?
   Q&A with eBay's Meg Whitman
      RESUME: Margaret C. Whitman
      PHOTO: Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay
   Q&A with Amazon's Jeff Bezos
      RESUME: Jeffrey P. Bezos
      PHOTO: Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: The Duel Extends to Wall Street
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY
Japan's High-Tech Hope (int'l edition)
   ASIAN COVER IMAGE: Japan's High-Tech Hope
   MAP: Kyoto
   TABLE: A City Rich in History and Legend (int'l edition)
   End Run Around Japan Inc. (int'l edition)
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: ''I Intend to Become the Intel of Motors''
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: ''We Have the Intelligence to Succeed''
 
SPECIAL REPORT
Hot Growth Companies
   TABLE: Hottest of the Hot
   Friede Goldman Intl.: A Gusher in a Drought
   bebe stores inc.: This Is No Fashion Victim
   Mastech Corp.: The Nabobs of Networking
   Action Performance Cos.: Hot-Rodding His Way to the Top
   Salton Inc.: Putting a Gizmo in Every Kitchen
   Maximus Inc.: Welfare Privatizer
   Where Are They Now?
      TABLE: The 1997 Winners...And the Losers
   TABLE: 1999's 100 Top Hot Growth Companies (.pdf)
 
EDITOR'S MEMO
Little Dynamos with High Hopes
 
UP FRONT
Talk Show
Wal-Mart Passes the Check
Ruminations about Rubin
Will Castro Fake the Real Thing?
When AT&T Acquired NASA
Doesn't Work? Doesn't Matter
Ad Agencies to Students: Cut Class
Pan Am Thinks Small
CHART: Big Brother at Work
Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
More on Mike Milken, Then and Now
The View from America Online
The Net's First Real Pro Manager
A Consultancy Tells Its Side of the Story
A Rising Tide Demands Rising Skills
Keeping an Eye on Sweatshops--Via Audits
Why We Move Where We Move
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
"Chipmakers: At last, an upturn" (News: Analysis & Commentary, May 10)
"The Reincarnation of Mike Milken" (Cover Story, May 10)
"The good, the bad, and the terrible" (Special Report, May 24, in some editions)
"America Online and on the air" (News: Analysis & Commentary, May 24)
 
BOOKS
The Dangers Lurking in the Global Economy
   PHOTO: Cover, "The Return of Depression Economics"
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
One Thumb Up for the Palm VII
   TABLE: Palm VII Wireless Features
   PHOTO: Palm VII
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
Why the U.S. Should Welcome China to the WTO
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Waving a Statistical Wand
   CHART: Revisions Put a Gloss on the Data
Quick to Fire and Quick to Hire
   CHART: No Letup in Layoffs
Figuring Out the Fed's Intent
 
TALKING TECHNOLOGY
Computing for the People
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
U.S.: Is Inflation Coming Back?
   CHART: How Oil Has Skewed Inflation
   CHART: Crude Prices May Have Topped Out
   CHART: A Lot of Capacity Remains Idle
Britain: Trying to Balance a Lopsided Recovery
   CHART: Inflation Becomes Less Threatening
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
Looking for Inflationary Trouble
   TABLE: Why Inflation Is Back in the Vocabulary
   CHART: The April Spike
Commentary: Why the Fed's Open-Mouth Policy Works
Treasury and the Fed Were Never This Close
Global Crossing: An Undersea Creature with a Big Appetite
   TABLE: How Global Crossing Grew
Risks Soar, the Rockets Don't
   TABLE: Houston, We Have a Problem
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Talk with Iridium's CFO: ''Bankruptcy Isn't a Viable Alternative''
Now, Temp Workers Are a Full-Time Headache
Nissan: On the Road Again
   CHART: Nissan's U-Turn
   PHOTO: Nissan Xterra
An AIDS Drug with a New M.O.?
Commentary: The War against Cancer Needs New Recruits
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
Jean-Pierre Rosso: Heavy (Equipment) Hitter
The SEC Makes an Online Collar
Battle of the Bread Spreads
Phone Victims Get Put on Hold
GD Has Gulfstream in Its Sights
A Healthy Merger of E-Docs?
Et Cetera...
Penney Wise
   CHART: J.C. Penney Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
A New Era of Trustbusting May Be Just Warming Up
Gored in Space
Is Helms Slowing Down?
Hillary Watch
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Japan's High-Tech Hope
   TABLE: A City Rich in History and Legend
   MAP: Kyoto
Revolt of Germany's Moonlighters
   TABLE: Cracking Down on Part-Timers
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
Israel: The Road to Peace Runs through the Economy
 
SOCIAL ISSUES
Commentary: What Can K.O. Inequality? College
   CHART: If Higher-Ed Spending Climbs...College Enrollment Could Rise...
   CHART: ...Especially from Low-Income Families...
   CHART: The Rising Cost of College...Has Boosted Students' Share of Spending
 
MANAGEMENT
''The Teddy Roosevelts of Corporate Governance''
   TABLE: Putting the Squeeze on Directors
 
THE CORPORATION
A Lot of Static at Ericsson
   TABLE: Blueprint for a Turnaround
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
They're Listening to Your Calls
   TABLE: The Satellites Are Out There
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
Progress Reports from the War on Cancer
   PHOTO: CMA-676
Developments to Watch Contacts
 
GOVERNMENT
Jon Corzine: The Senator from Goldman?
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
HP: No Longer Lost in Cyberspace?
   TABLE: HP's Net Vision
 
FINANCE
Can You Really Beat the Market?
   PHOTO: Cover, ''A Random Walk Down Wall Street''
   PHOTO: Cover, ''A Non-Random Walk Down Wall Street''
The Net: Who's Getting More Bang for the Marketing Buck
   TABLE: The Net's Savviest Spenders
 
SPORTS BUSINESS
Watch Out for Golf's Golden Girls
 
BUSINESSWEEK LIFESTYLE
When Barbecue Is Serious Business
   TABLE: The Complete Barbecuer
 
BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR
Making the Most of Your Stock Options
   TABLE: The Ideal Options Package
   When Should You Cash Out?
      TABLE: Consider Unloading
 
BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO
Fidelity Magellan: You Can Be Too Rich
   TABLE: Magellan's Biggest Bets
 
BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET
AGCO's Time to Reap?
   CHART: Trading Below Book Value
Rebound for an Online Ad Shop?
   CHART: Its IPO Hit 45 in February
Digital TV on a PC
   CHART: An Upswing Thanks to Video
 
FIGURES OF THE WEEK
Figures of the Week
   CHART: Mutual Funds
   CHART: S&P 500
The Week Ahead
   CHART: Production Index
   HISTORICAL DATA: BW Production Index Back to 1992
 
BUSINESS WEEK INDEX
Business Week Index
 
EDITORIALS
Inflation: Smoke, but No Fire
A Big Push for Small Companies
Who'll Pay the College Bill?
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON MACAU
Bad Blood As the Handover Nears...But a New Leader Draws Cheers (int'l edition)
   MAP: Macau
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LETTER FROM BELGIUM
French Fries? Non! Frites? Oui! (int'l edition)
   MAP: Belgium
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
Korean Air: A Culture of Corporal Punishment? (int'l edition)
The Pound, the Euro, and Kosovo (int'l edition)
''Economic Imperialism and Racial Prejudice'' (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
Commentary: Tung Should Leave Hong Kong's Courts Alone (int'l edition)
Giordano Comes In out of the Cold (int'l edition)
Australia's Lesson in Delayed Gratification (int'l edition)
   CHART: Rolling through the Crisis
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
Who'll Get Stomped in Europe's Postal Wars? (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Parcel Shootout Challengers
In Moscow, Phone Wars Can Get Nasty (int'l edition)
   TABLE: The Battle for Market Share
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICA
A Firestorm over Electric Power in Chile (int'l edition)
   TABLE: The Fallout from Chile's Power Shortage
Will Democracy Save the Mexican Ruling Party's Hide? (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE
Russia's Boom in Bogus Bankruptcies (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS
Mideast Peace Needs a Helping Hand (int'l edition)



 
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