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Dec. 13, 1999




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BW e.biz
Cover Story -- IBM: Internet Business Machines
Plus: The latest BW e.biz supplement
 
UP FRONT
Talk Show
Why Be Galley Slaves?
All the Tar and None of the Taxes
How to Handle a Hacker
My Mother the Cargill
Keying in on Welfare-To-Web
E-Coupons Take a Cut at Each Other
Strap on Your Skis, Trade Some Stocks
CHART: College Towns at Work
Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
What Should Be Done about Microsoft
The Net Makes Notaries More Necessary, Not Less
State Farm Plaintiffs Are Picking Their Own Pockets
Bombs Cannot Replace Soldiers
Community Values: What Took CEOs So Long?
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
''Wall Street's frenzy over fees'' (Finance, Nov. 22, 1999)
''Charities--'tis better to give smart'' (Investor, Dec. 6, 1999)
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
The PC Follows iMac's Lead
   TABLE: Soul of the New Machines
   PHOTO: Dell's $999 WebPC
 
BOOKS
The Top 10 Business Books of 1999
   TABLE: BW's Picks
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
What Could Go Wrong in the New Economy
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
A Safety Valve for Wages?
   CHART: Labor Costs Seem to Be Losing Steam
The Real Dope on Factory Jobs
Madison Ave.'s New Distinction
   CHART: Where Retailers Pay Top Dollar
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
U.S.: A Vise Is Tightening around Profits
   CHART: Overseas Earnings Boost the Bottom Line
   CHART: A Growing Squeeze on Margins
   CHART: High Spirits among Holiday Shoppers
France: Getting a Jump on the New Year
   CHART: Businesses Feel More Optimistic
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
Global Growing Pains
   CHART: Free Trade Marches On
   Commentary: Labor Standards: Try a Little Democracy
      TABLE: Democracies Pay Higher Wages
Bush's Politically Correct Tax Plan
   TABLE: Bushonomics
   Can This Hoosier Fix America? (extended)
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: The Brains Behind Bush's Tax Plan
Is AT&T Ready for Liftoff?
   TABLE: Four Fronts for AT&T
   Commentary: AT&T: To Track or Not to Track
Commentary: Bank Watchdogs Need to Use the Teeth They Have
   TABLE: Three Costly Failures...Are Boosting Losses
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
Vincent McMahon: Kinder, Gentler Sex and Violence
eMachines Makes a Match
An IPO in John Hancock's Future?
Implant Claims Near Settlement
Warner-Lambert: More Wrangling
Conditions on an Exxon-Mobil Deal
Et Cetera...
Top Hat
   CHART: Red Hat Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
The ''Frankenfood'' Monster Stalks Capitol Hill
White House for Sale
McCain: Ban E-Taxes
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Will the Yen's Surge Do Japan In?
   CHART: The Yen's Inexorable Rise
Why the Euro Is So Wimpy
Commentary: Dollar-Euro-Yen Parity? Maybe It's Not So Crazy
DaimlerChrysler: Desperately Seeking the Right Asian Ally
   TABLE: Why Stuttgart Is Looking
Cashing In on an Internet Bonanza
   TABLE: Who Could Be Next?
A ''Triple Play'' for Control of Europe's Net
   TABLE: A New Net Tycoon
Commentary: Germany Is Leading--in the Wrong Direction
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
Will a Verdict in Iran Put the Hardliners on Trial?
A Novel Trade Deal
 
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
Commentary: That Russian Company You Bought? Maybe You Didn't
   TABLE: How Russia May Reverse Privatizations
 
MARKETING
Deck the Malls with Kiosks
   TABLE: Stores without Doors
 
THE CORPORATION
Long Odds on a Short-Haul Jet
   TABLE: A Crowded Sky for Small Jets
Not Acting at All Like a Utility
   TABLE: As AES Pioneers New Energy Markets...
   CHART: ...Investors Applaud
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: AES's Dennis Bakke: A Reluctant Capitalist
 
PEOPLE
Sour Notes for Steve Wynn
   CHART: A Good Hand Goes Cold
 
LEGAL AFFAIRS
Commentary: Why Not Hit Microsoft in the Piggy Bank?
   TABLE: Open Season
Making Book on a Microsoft Appeal
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Why Johnny May Learn to Add
   TABLE: Education Shines in Chicago Suburbs
   TABLE: Ranking the World's Whiz Kids
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
How the Net Can Keep Tabs on the Blood Bank
Is the Soil Polluted? Steam-Clean It
Teaching the Body to Fight Cancer
Innovations
Developments to Watch Contacts
 
BOOK EXCERPT
What Brought Down Asia's Tigers?
   PHOTO: Cover, ''Meltdown''
 
GOVERNMENT
Clinton: Revenge of the Lame Duck?
   TABLE: A Clinton Scorecard
Commentary: Don't Just Extend the R&D Credit--Improve It
 
INDUSTRIES
The (Not So) Super Hornet
   TABLE: Words of Warning
   TABLE: New Hornet: Not Much More Sting
 
SPORTS BUSINESS
The Olympics: Not Exactly World-Class House Cleaning
 
MANAGEMENT
Jack in the Box Pops out of Its Shell
   CHART: Jack's Back
 
ENTERTAINMENT
For Disney, It's Woody to the Rescue
   TABLE: A Tale of Two Toy Stories
 
SOCIAL ISSUES
Commentary: One Death in 5,000 Shouldn't Doom Gene Therapy
 
FINANCE
The NYSE: Invading Nasdaq's Silicon Valley Turf
   TABLE: NYSE's Battle Plan...
   TABLE: ...Nasdaq's Battle Plan
   PHOTO: NYSE's 3-D Computer-Generated Trading Floor
Revlon's Fading Beauty
   CHART: Revlon's Rough Patch
Where the Returns Are
   TABLE: Beating the Pants off Wall Street
Korea: A Nation of Cybertraders
   TABLE: Korea's Internet Investing Heavyweights
Cracks in the Wall at Bank One
   TABLE: A Welter of Woes
 
PHOTO ESSAY
Robots
 
BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR
Women and Retirement: Time to Get Aggressive
   TABLE: Investor Guidance
   TABLE: Why You Don't Want to Stop Saving
   Making the Street Wise to Women
Ferreting Out Stealth Spin-Offs
   TABLE: Promising Plays
Keep Your Eye on that Pension
   TABLE: Do the Homework
   TABLE: Pension Help
Commentary: The Drawbacks of Stock-Option Fever
 
BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO
Should Your Broker Run Your Home Page?
   TABLE: MyPages: A Comparative View
 
BW INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET
Crumpled Papermaker
   CHART: Beaten Way, Way Down
Cash Technologies Eyes Your ATM Card
   CHART: On a Long, Steady Climb
SBA May Soar in Cell-Phone Towers
   CHART: Lots of Ups and Downs
 
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
The Lessons of Seattle
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON AUSTRIA
Oompah Isn't What It Used to Be...But ''Rum-Ta-Ta'' Is on Top of the World (int'l edition)
   MAP: Austria
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LETTER FROM JAPAN
A Big Stink over Tokyo's Fish Market (int'l edition)
   MAP: Tokyo
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
Drug Companies Should Go Back to What They Do Best (int'l edition)
The Downside of Putting "Mr. Yen" at the IMF (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
DaimlerChrysler: Desperately Seeking an Ally (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Why Stuttgart Is Looking
Splendor on the Web for Creative Technology? (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Creative Technology's Dot.com Network
Commentary: Inheritance Taxes Are Draining Japan's Lifeblood (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Japan's Heavy Burden
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
Cashing In on the Net (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Who Could Be Next?
So You Think You Own a Russian Company (int'l edition)
   TABLE: How Russia May Reverse Privatizations
Grabbing for the Net (int'l edition)
   TABLE: A New Net Tycoon
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS
Decision Time in Santiago (int'l edition)
   RESUME: Ricardo Lagos (int'l edition)
   RESUME: Joaquin Lavin (int'l edition)
Commentary: This Constitution Could Wreck Venezuela (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE
These Markets Are Really Emerging (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Beating the Pants off Wall Street
 
INTERNATIONAL -- INTERNATIONAL FIGURES OF THE WEEK
International Figures of the Week (int'l edition)
   Country Focus/Hong Kong (int'l edition)
      CHART: Hong Kong GDP



 
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