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Dec. 27, 1999




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COVER STORY
Where to Invest
Click here for a special presentation about smart money moves for the Internet Age
 
EDITOR'S MEMO
It Was One Helluva Year
 
UP FRONT
Talk Show
Kids Buy the Darnedest Things
Restless at AT&T Wireless
Over a Barrel in Indonesia
   MAP: Indonesia
A Not-So-Golden Year for an Author
He Really Blew It at the SEC
Look, Mom! The Ten Commandments!
Take That, Mr. Portfolio Star
CHART: The Rich Are Socking It Away
Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
Taking a Hard Look at Software
What's Right About the Super Hornet
Why Philip Morris' PR Will Win Few Converts
The Correct Stance on Ergonomics
 
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
''Vying for the fast track'' (Economic Trends, Dec. 20, 1999)
''IBM: The biggest dot.com of them all'' (Cover Story, Dec. 13, 1999)
''Fuji: Beyond film'' (Special Report, Nov. 22, 1999)
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
What Wonders Y2K Will Bring
 
LETTER FROM CONNECTICUT
Down and Out in the 'Burbs
   MAP: Fairfield County, Conn.
   PHOTO: Homeless at a Westport Shelter
 
BOOKS
Are Centrist Leaders Bad for America?
   PHOTO: Cover, ''Dead Center''
Slobodan Saga
   PHOTO: Cover, ''Milosevic''
Market Rebels
   PHOTO: Cover, ''The Day Traders''
The Business Week Best-Seller List
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
How the Web Is Revolutionizing Learning
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Hiring Woes for States and Cities
   CHART: America's Aging Government Workforce
Saving Benefits for a Rainy Day
Big Spenders on U.S. Campuses
   CHART: Foreigners Are Welcome
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
U.S.: Happy New Year, but for How Long?
   CHART: A Strong and Steady Climb in Retail Sales
   CHART: Blame Oil for Inflation's Rise
   CHART: Skimpy Inventories Will Spur Output
Australia: Good Times Signal Higher Interest Rates
   CHART: The Aussie Economy Is Flying High
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
Economic Growth: Hey, What About Us?
   TABLE: Business Week/Harris Poll: A Survey of Discontent
GM: Why Strong Profits Aren't Good Enough
   TABLE: GM's Market Share
   Any Hope for Detroit's Wallflowers?
      CHART: Detroit Is Losing Ground to Overseas Rivals
Commentary: Boards Share the Blame When the Boss Fails
Xerox: Investors Turn Up the Heat on Rick Thoman
   CHART: The Shredder
Can Dreamcast Make Sega's Dreams Come True?
   TABLE: They've Got Game
What's on Cable? The Net
Webheads, Lend Me Your Ears
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
Robert Bernard: Cool Reception for a Web Master
Coming in Y2K: Microsoft 2000
Monsanto Faces a Fierce Food Fight
Bumpy Ride for AutoNation
AMR Is Dropping Sabre
I Want My Monopoly TV?
Et Cetera...
Net Gain
   CHART: Wal-Mart Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
Privacy, Star Wars, and More: The Year Ahead in the Capital
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Europe's Missing Worker
   TABLE: Help Wanted--Really Wanted
That Van You're Driving May Be Part Porsche
   TABLE: Profitable Sideline
   PHOTO: Opel Zafira--Engineered by Porsche
Commentary: ''Fortress Russia'': Should the West Be Afraid?
Can Ishihara Teach Tokyo to Say ''No''?
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
Will Peace Push Syria into the Modern World?
The IMF Race
A Chinese Welcome
 
BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO
So I Said, ''I Can Beat Those Index Funds''
   TABLE: My Bet on Active Management
 
BW INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET
One-Stop GlobalNet
   CHART: Is This Runup Just the Start?
EarthWeb Gets Down to B2B
   CHART: So Far, Pretty Earthbound
Time to Gather Up Fallen Silverleaf?
   CHART: Ignored by Investors
 
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
Amid the Euphoria, a Note of Caution
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON SHANGHAI
A Town Loves Its American School...And Gets a Supermarket, Too (int'l edition)
   MAP: Eastern China
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
Taking a Hard Look at Software (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
Can This Man Save Tokyo? (int'l edition)
Why Phones Are Ringing for Sunil Mittal (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS
And Panama Goes Wild--Well, Sort of (int'l edition)
   TABLE: New Plans for the Canal Zone
The ''Miser'' Who's Cleaning Up Mexico's Bank Mess (int'l edition)
   Resume: Vicente Corta (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- INTERNATIONAL FIGURES OF THE WEEK
International Figures of the Week (int'l edition)
   Country Focus/Britain (int'l edition)
      CHART: British Inflation
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS
In Europe, the Welfare State Dies Hard (int'l edition)



 
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