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Dec. 6, 1999




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COVER STORY
The Wild New Workforce
   COVER IMAGE: The Wild New Workforce
   TABLE: Tactics for the Tight Labor Market
   CHART: The Jobless Rate Has Fallen...But Raises Remain Modest...As Incentive Pay Rises
   TABLE: Wage Growth Is Slowing for Most Industries
   The Hidden Costs of Stock Options
      TABLE: They Do Have a Price
      CHART: Stock Certificates in Your Pay Envelope
   The Labor Pool: Why Greenspan Is Worried
      CHART: The Fed's Favorite Labor Market Statistic
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY
Goldman's Big Bet on China (int'l edition)
   ASIAN COVER IMAGE: Goldman's Big Bet on China
   TABLE: A Torrent of Deals
   TABLE: Goldman's Three Keys to Unlocking Asia
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN COVER STORY
Software Hell (int'l edition)
   EUROPEAN COVER IMAGE: Software Hell
   TABLE: Bad Bug Bites
   TABLE: The Bug of the Century
   PHOTO: Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Spacecraft
   Will Bugs Eat Up the U.S. Lead in Software? (int'l edition)
 
FRONTIER
Frontier--The Resource for Entrepreneurs
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UP FRONT
Talk Show
Now, the Close-to-the-Bus Mortgage
A Sudden Change of Heart at Piper
Mr. Yen Joins Mr. Dollar at Citi
TABLE: Small Pleasures at Work
Belgium's Prenuptial Glow
We Sell No Fish after Its Time
Suite Deals for the Millennium?
CHART: Internet Companies: Merging Young
Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
In Defense of Raytheon
Newt Gingrich Is Right on the Money
Herbalife Sets Things Straight
Rubin's Record of Selfless Service
''E-Xmas'' Is Commerce Dehumanized
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
''Don't need faster chips? You will'' (Technology & You, Nov. 15, 1999)
''Early steps to ease the taxman's bite'' (Business Week Investor, Nov. 29, 1999)
 
LETTER FROM SAN FRANCISCO
Where the Teddy Bear Is Still Top Dog
   MAP: San Francisco
 
LETTER FROM GREENLAND
Does Seal Hunting Have a Future?
   MAP: Greenland
 
BOOKS
Making Money from War--and Peace, Too
   PHOTO: Cover, ''The House of Rothschild''
Back in Time
   PHOTO: Cover, ''Timeline''
Techopolis
   PHOTO: Cover, ''e-topia''
The Business Week Best-Seller List
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
Should Windows Be Wide Open?
   TABLE: Operating Systems: A Glossary
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
How to Build Your Own Fed Crystal Ball
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
A Skewed Holiday Picture
   CHART: 'Tis the Season of Big Seasonal Adjustments
Incentive for Welfare Moms
Health Coverage: Some Good News
   TABLE: The 1990s Health-Care Gap
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
U.S.: At Last, Some Relief from the Gaping Trade Gap
   CHART: Is the Trade Gap Leveling Off?
   CHART: Who's Buying More U.S. Goods
   CHART: Import Prices Are Turning Around
Korea: A Supersonic Recovery
   CHART: The Recovery Is Taking Off
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
Got Those OPEC Blues Again
   CHART: Crude Bubbles...
   TABLE: ...As Worldwide Demand Rises
Commentary: A Microsoft Settlement? Don't Bet on It
Dot.Coms Ditch the Flying Gerbils
Commentary: OSHA's Ergo-Rules: Business, Hold Your Fire
How the Grinch Stole MP3
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
Thomas Jermoluk: Excite@Home's Second Residence
Who Reliance Is Relying On
Novell: Now the Hard Part
This Oil Merger Is Stuck in Neutral
AOL Finds a Playmate Online
SBC Casts a Giant Net
Et Cetera...
Still Hungry
   CHART: China.com Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
On Capitol Hill, the Internet Wars Are Just Beginning
Teamsters Money Chase
Humphrey-Hawkins Lives
Oil Prices Rile Top Brass
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Telecoms Are Running Scared
   TABLE: The Pressure Mounts on Europe's Former Telecom Monopolies
   Commentary: Germany Should Get Over Its Takeover Phobia
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
Can Pakistan's New Ruler Control the Winds He's Unleashing?
A Tough Sell in Mexico
Israeli Holocaust Accounts
 
THE WORKPLACE
Welch's March to the South
   CHART: Job Migration
 
THE CORPORATION
Toyota: Chasing Boomers' Babies
   TABLE: Aging Appeal
   PHOTO: Toyota MR2 Spyder
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
Crunching the Numbers on Guns and Suicide
Two Slam-Dunks to Look for Water on Mars
AI in the Air Conditioning
Innovations
Developments to Watch Contacts
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Addicted to Mergers?
   CHART: Research: Costs Are High and Rising
   CHART: Marketing: A Growing Salesforce
   CHART: Existing Drugs: Going Off Patent
   CHART: Companies Are Pushing Prices Up
   CHART: Mergers Increase Industry Concentration
   CHART: There's Little Sign That Mergers Work
   TABLE: R&D by the Numbers
   CHART: Slicing Up the Pharmaceutical Pie
   Filling the Pipeline by Opening the Checkbook
      TABLE: Forging Biotech Alliances
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
There's No Escaping AOL
   TABLE: AOL Is Partnering Everywhere
   TABLE: The Race to Ubiquity
Qualcomm: From Wireless to Phoneless
   TABLE: Qualcomm: By the Numbers
 
SPORTS BUSINESS
The Jets: Worth a Gazillion?
   TABLE: Who Wants the New York Jets
 
FINANCE
Research Firm Off the Record Is On the Mark
   TABLE: From Off the Record Research Reports...
Commentary: Hold Cyberbrokers to the Same Standards
 
SOCIAL ISSUES
Commentary: Will Today's Welfare Success Be Tomorrow's Crisis?
   TABLE: The U.S. Is Spending More to Help the Working Poor
 
GOVERNMENT
Who's Afraid of Y2K?
 
BUSINESSWEEK LIFESTYLE
You Can Survive Online Shopping
   TABLE: The Virtual Mall
   TABLE: Electronic Gift Certificates
Coffee-Table Books Are Rife with Millennial Musings
   Bon Appetit
The Millennium Meal by Mail
   TABLE: Hello, Yum-Yum
The Kindest Cut
   TABLE: Know Your Knives
The Pampered Pet
   TABLE: For Animals Who Have Everything
High-Tech Cheer
   TABLE: Web Greetings
Gifts without Gaffes for Global Clients
   TABLE: When to Give--And What
 
BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR
Charities: 'Tis Better to Give Smart
   TABLE: Online Giving Guidance
   ONLINE ORIGINAL VIDEO: Bill Glasgall on Charitable Giving
 
BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO
At This Price, Does Waste Smell Good?
   TABLE: Plenty Left to Clean Up
 
BW INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET
A Bet on Japan's Web
   CHART: Recovering from a Post-IPO Drop
Drugmaker KV Perks Up
   CHART: Looking More Robust
Netcentives for Frequent Shoppers
   CHART: Going Public--and Upward
 
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
Pay Policies to Suit the New Economy
A Hard Line against Soft Money
Software That Doesn't Work
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON GERMANY
Eco-Merchants Head for the Mall...But Some Say It's the Wrong Move (int'l edition)
   MAP: Germany
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
A Vote of Confidence in Nissan's Ghosn (int'l edition)
East Is East, Central Is Central (int'l edition)
There Will Be Plenty of Markdowns after E-Xmas (int'l edition)
London's Cellular Service Is Nothing to Write Home About (int'l edition)
In This Case, to Forgive Is Unfair (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
China: Will WTO Help? (int'l edition)
   TABLE: WTO: A Cautionary Tale
Is Aceh the Next East Timor? (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Aceh: An Economic Primer
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: Commander Syafiie: America Isn't Playing with Aceh (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
Languedoc's Vintners Get Their Day in the Sun (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICA
Cocaine Crusade or Dirty War? (int'l edition)
   CHART: Despite Rising U.S. Antidrug Aid to Columbia...The Coca Crop Is Still Increasing
 
INTERNATIONAL -- INTERNATIONAL FIGURES OF THE WEEK
International Figures of the Week (int'l edition)
   Country Focus/Mexico (int'l edition)
      CHART: Mexico's GDP
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS
Schroder Aims at the Wrong Target (int'l edition)



 
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