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Nov. 29, 1999




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COVER STORY
Philip Morris: Inside America's Most Reviled Company
   COVER IMAGE: Philip Morris
   TABLE: Philip Morris Is a Corporate Giant...
   CHART: ...With Sky-High Profits...
   TABLE: ...And Powerhouse Brands...
   CHART: ...But Investors Fear Tobacco Liability
   Dismantling a Bunker Mentality
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: Philip Morris Stock: Will It Catch a Spark--or Go Up in Smoke?
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY
China: Open for Business (int'l edition)
   ASIAN COVER IMAGE: China's Opening
   TABLE: Worth the Wait?
   A Flash Flood of Japanese Goods? (int'l edition)
   The Deal Makes Konka's Picture Much Brighter (int'l edition)
   Commentary: How Beijing Can Learn from Its Neighbors' Blunders (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN COVER STORY
Vodafone's Power Play (int'l edition)
   EUROPEAN COVER IMAGE: Power Play
   TABLE: Two Giants Face Off
   TABLE: How the Battle Could Shake Up European Telecoms
   Goldman and Morgan: Too Many Fish to Fry? (int'l edition)
      TABLE: How Conflicts Arise
   Commentary: Shareholders Are Grabbing the Reins in Europe (int'l edition)
 
SPECIAL REPORT
Rebuilding Asia (int'l edition)
 
UP FRONT
Talk Show
Making Book on a Memory Jogger
What a Divine Waterford Purse
The Tax Hombre Cometh
Do the Debuggers Need Debugging?
Score One for Europe
High-Octane Advertising
   PHOTO: Ads at the Gas Pump
Shut Up and Drink Your Windows
CHART: It's Not All On the Web Yet
Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
Keeping Capitalism's Excesses in Check
It's Time for Gillette to Sharpen Its Focus
Understanding the Nuances of Community Philanthropy
A Wake-Up Call for the Old-Boy Network
Don't Sell Stock Index Funds Short
In Defense of Medical Savings Accounts
Cable Consumers Should Thank FCC Chairman Kennard
Don't Confuse Lean with Cheap
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
''New exchange funds: Not just spiders and WEBS'' (Business Week Investor, Nov. 15, 1999)
''Lending a helping hand--with stocks'' (Business Week Investor, Nov. 15, 1999)
 
BOOKS
On the Road Again--This Time in a Boat
   PHOTO: Cover, ''River Horse''
Toxin Tocsin
   PHOTO: Cover, ''The Biology of Doom''
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
Digital Pics Finally Click
   TABLE: Picture-Perfect
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
Gore Has the Right Remedy for Health Care
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
The Racial Wage Gap Is Shrinking
   CHART: Black Paychecks Are Catching Up Again
Are Stepparents Just As Caring?
Why the Times Favor the Bulls
   CHART: An S&P 500 Seasonal Scorecard
 
DIGITAL DISPATCH
Money, Money Everywhere--and Nary a House to Buy
   TABLE: Web Pointers
   TABLE: Prices Shoot Up...
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
U.S.: Why the Fed May Not Be Done Yet
   CHART: A Third Tap on the Brakes
   CHART: Two Measures of Compensation
   CHART: Why Inventory Growth Is Set to Speed Up
Peru: Growth That Feels Like a Recession
   CHART: Weak Demand Has Curbed Inflation
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
Commentary: How Fast Can This Hot Rod Go?
   TABLE: Productivity: Who's Gaining--And Who Isn't
   CHART: Overall Productivity Is Gaining Ground...While Companies Beat the '60s...
   CHART: ...Including Manufacturers...And Corporations Are Voting with Their Budgets
Larry Summers: Bullish about Practically Everything (extended)
Commentary: Why ATM Outrage Is So Misplaced
   CHART: While the Number of ATMs Skyrockets...ATM Transactions Have Peaked
Dear Santa, I Want a Blockbuster
   TABLE: Seasonal Fare
   PHOTO: Toy Story 2 Screenshot
Commentary: Privacy Online: The FTC Must Act Now
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
Lewis E. Platt: The Grapes of Platt
Three Carriers in Priceline's Corner
Pfizer Stays Focused
Things Go Pricier with Coke
Rite Aid Doesn't Have an Rx Yet
Now, Sony Is Giving Palm a Hand
Et Cetera...
Another E-Blast
   CHART: Ameritrade Holdings Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
In Foreign Affairs, George W. Looks to Ronald R.
Time Warner Shocker
Y2K: What Me Worry?
Telecom Tax Repeal Plan
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
''Icing on the Cake'' for Hong Kong Investors
   CHART: What a Deal
Commentary: Why Tokyo Wants Mr. Yen to Be Mr. IMF
Bank Invaders Scale the Pyrenees
 
DESIGN
Introduction: A Decade of Design
   Gold Winners
   Silver Winners
   Bronze Winners
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
Huff and Puff for Your Brain--and Your Heart
Jets That Go 10 Times the Speed of Sound
   PHOTO: NASA's X-43
Making Masonry Seem Like Child's Play
The Tie That Binds Viruses to Cells
Developments to Watch Contacts
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The Info Tech 100: Hottest of the Hot
   TABLE: Snapshot: BroadVision
   TABLE: The 10 Top Performers
   TABLE: The Info Tech 100
   Japan's Mobile Hotshot
      PHOTO: Yasumitsu Shigeta
      TABLE: Snapshot: Hikari Tsushin
   Excite@Home: Rebound@Hand?
      TABLE: Snapshot: Excite@Home
Commentary: Wireless Can Put Competition on Speed-Dial
Outta Here at Microsoft
   TABLE: Microsoft: Who's Jumping Ship
 
WORKING LIFE
Tough Love for Techie Souls
   TABLE: Career Rehab Lingo
   TABLE: Dr. Jean's Quiz
 
SPORTS BUSINESS
Fogdog Is Eager to Fetch
 
PEOPLE
DaimlerChrysler: Your Turn to Drive, Mr. Holden
   Resume: James P. Holden
   Lessons from a Casualty of the Culture Wars
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: Thomas Stallkamp on the DaimlerChrysler Merger Miscalculations
 
FINANCE
Commentary: The Trouble with Free Investing Advice
Nasdaq's Climb: The Air Is Getting Thinner
   CHART: Tech on a Tear
Starwood Hotels: Check In--or Check Out
   CHART: The Barry Factor?
The Catch in Signing On to John Hancock's IPO
 
ENTERTAINMENT
Can RCA Records Keep on Rocking?
   TABLE: Cracking the Top Ten
   PHOTO: Bob Jamieson, CEO of RCA Records
 
BUSINESSWEEK LIFESTYLE
A Country-Club SUV from Bimmer
   TABLE: Three Luxo-SUVs
   PHOTO: BMW X5
   PHOTO: Interior, BMW X5
   PHOTO: Lexus RX 300
   PHOTO: Mercedes ML430
 
BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR
Early Steps to Ease the Taxman's Bite
   TABLE: Yearend Tips
   Commentary: No, Yearend Investing Isn't a No-No
''A Great Number of Names Are Untouched''
   TABLE: Dialing Up Phone Plays
 
BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO
How Timely Are the Tube's Tips?
   TABLE: What to Watch for On Money Talk TV
 
BW INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET
Undervalued Viatel?
   CHART: The Low Rate Is Tempting
Arvin Industries May Be Ready to Rev
   CHART: Idling Slower
Pier 1 Hustles to Spruce Itself Up
   CHART: Looking Pretty Run-Down
 
FIGURES OF THE WEEK
Figures of the Week
   CHART: Production Index
   Production Index Components
   HISTORICAL DATA: BW Index Back to 1992
   CHART: S&P 500
   CHART: Mutual Funds
The Week Ahead
 
EDITORIALS
Labor Markets in the New Economy
China: A Great Leap, and a Big If
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON FRANCE
As Trams Unsnarl Strasbourg...Even Opponents Climb on Board (int'l edition)
   MAP: France
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LETTER FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC
All I Want for Christmas Is Carp (int'l edition)
   MAP: Czech Republic
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
A Change for the Better in Pakistan (int'l edition)
Celebrate the Creation, Not the Division, of Wealth (int'l edition)
Blindness Does Not Cripple Leadership Ability (int'l edition)
Keeping Capitalism's Excesses in Check (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
Russia: Clawing Its Way Back to Life (int'l edition)
   MAP: Russia
 
INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE
Spanish Banks Are Scaling the Pyrenees (int'l edition)
   TABLE: The Spanish Duelists
 
INTERNATIONAL -- MIDDLE EAST
Iran: A Turning Point? (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Iran's Flailing Economy
   TABLE: Iran Shows Signs of Change...But There Is Plenty of Resistance
   Commentary: Why Washington Should Loosen the Screws on Iran (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK
International Figures of the Week (int'l edition)
   Country Focus/Japan (int'l edition)
      CHART: Japanese Stimulus
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS
Europe: The Net's New World (int'l edition)



 
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