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Apr. 3, 2000




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COVER STORY
Wall Street's Hype Machine
   COVER IMAGE: The Hype Machine
   TABLE: Pushing Stocks
   TABLE: Wall Street Media Stars
   TABLE: A World of Hype
   So You Want to Be a Talking Head
   Branding a Bull, Kemper-Style
   SURVEY: Hype or Help?
   ONLINE ORIGINAL:Wall Street Obsession (video)
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: Why E*Trade Isn't Just Another Online Hawker of Stocks
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY
Taiwan: The Reformer in Charge (int'l edition)
   ASIAN COVER IMAGE: A Reformer Takes Charge
   TABLE: Chen Shui-bian's Tough Challenges
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN COVER STORY
Russia: President Putin Cracks Down (int'l edition)
   EUROPEAN COVER IMAGE: Russia: How Far Will the Crackdown Go?
   CHART: Russia's Crime Wave
   TABLE: His Vision of a Stronger State
 
BUSINESS WEEK E.BIZ
Business Week e.biz
 
UP FRONT
Talk Show
A Website for Minority Suppliers
Net Stocks: Your Guess or Mine
Will the E-Mag Bubble Burst?
TABLE: No Tie? Suits Me
Coming Soon: More Bull on TV!
Savings for Big Oil, Why Not for Us?
''A Trojan Horse for Advertisers''
CHART: Online and On Target
Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
America's ''Disastrous'' Drug Policy
What's behind the Exodus at AT&T
The California Primary Isn't What It Seems
Some Ads Could Put Lives at Risk
Why Citizens Feel They Can't Relate to Washington
Immigrants' Contribution to America
Ohio University Plugs in All Its Students
Who's Worrying About People with Allergies?
 
BOOKS
He's Not Just a Bear--He's a Grizzly
   PHOTO: Cover, ''Irrational Exuberance''
The Business Week Best-Seller List
 
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
How to Shop for a Laptop
   TABLE: Where to Begin
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
Global Markets: More Info May Only Feed the Herd Instinct
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Rock-and-Roll Stock Markets
   CHART: In Some Markets, Stocks Stick Together More
Oil: Greenspan's ''Safety Valve''?
Less Coming In, More Going Out
   CHART: Less Left for a Rainy Day
 
INDUSTRY MONITOR
A Drill That Can Think As It Makes a Hole
Listening for Trouble
Fields Full of Chemical Factories
Innovations
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
U.S.: A Key Pressure Gauge Is in the Red Zone
   CHART: A Record Widening in a Key Deficit
   CHART: Oil Is Not Boosting Real Imports
   CHART: Service Inflation Is Drifting Higher
Argentina: Is That a Recovery on the Horizon?
   CHART: A Growth Surprise at the End of 1999
 
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
Greenspan's Dilemma
   CHART: Inflation Remains Mild...But Higher Costs Hurt Profits...And Growth Is Soaring
   Why Rates Are Acting So Funny
      CHART: Fighting the Fed?
Commentary: The Gun Deal Is Half-Cocked
Commentary: Earth to Dot-Com Accountants
   TABLE: SEC Clampdown
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: MicroStrategy's Saylor: "We Have Been Caught in That Gray Zone"
Peapod Is in a Pickle
   TABLE: Short of Cash and Short of Time
As Long As You're Up, Get Me a Restricted-Stock Grant
   TABLE: Restricted-Stock Bonanzas
Commentary: Turning Our Toddlers into Guinea Pigs
Why Psion Is Still in the Game
   CHART: Psion Stays Aloft
Unnatural Demand for Natural Gas
   CHART: Prices Heat Up
 
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
Jack Welch: We Bring Good Things to Investors
Things Get Bumpier at US Air
A Match Made in Auto Heaven?
Andersen Sweetens the Pot
Bank One Holds a Yard Sale
Wielding the Ax at 3Com
Et Cetera...
Happy Ending
   CHART: AOL Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
The Patients' Bill of Rights Is off the Critical List
Japan Flouts Trade Deals
Postal Rate War
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
At Ford, the More Brands, the Merrier
   TABLE: Ford's Growing Family
BMW: Unloading Rover May Not Win the Race
   TABLE: A New Course
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
Why Jospin Is Squandering France's Chance for Reform
A German Choice
Europe's New Exchange
 
THE CORPORATION
Omnicom: An Empire of Happy Fiefdoms
   CHART: Omnicom's Eclectic Mix...Generates Big Growth...And Hefty Returns for Shareholders
Can Borders Turn the Page?
   CHART: Borders Stock Is No Best-Seller
 
LEGAL AFFAIRS
For Sale: Great Ideas, Barely Used
   TABLE: Milking That Portfolio
 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Making Strides against Strokes
   TABLE: Brainstorming
   Fighting Strokes with Cancer Cells
Commentary: Gene Researchers, Hold Your Hype
 
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
Building a Better ''Eyelid'' for Cameras
A Nuclear Attack on Arthritic Pain
A New Way to Bring Color to LEDs?
Hurricane Floyd Is Still Dangerous
 
MARKETING
Selling Sofas Online Is No Snap
   TABLE: Building the Virtual Showroom
 
SOCIAL ISSUES
Go to the Head of the Class
   RESUME: Harold Levy
PetroChina: Pouring Oil on the Flames
   TABLE: Furious Campaign
 
PEOPLE
Six Parties a Night? It's a Living
   RESUME: Courtney Jane Pulitzer
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: An Evening with Courtney Pulitzer
 
FINANCE
What's Really Driving Banks' Profits
   TABLE: Juiced on Venture-Capital Profits
This Hybrid Is Looking Plenty Tough
   TABLE: Nikko Salomon's Trophy Deals
KKR Is Seeking Greener Pastures
   TABLE: Making Its Mark: KKR's Recent European Deals
 
INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT
That Steel Bailout? The Bucket Leaks
   TABLE: In Trouble
   Bethlehem's Chief on How Steel Got Back into Shape
 
GOVERNMENT
Suddenly, Bush Is Mr. Social Security
   TABLE: A Touch of McCain?
   Bush's Man with a Plan (Details Later)
 
ENTERTAINMENT
The Talented Ms. Redstone
   RESUME: Shari Ellin Redstone
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: Shari Redstone: A Coach with the New England Patriots?
 
BUSINESSWEEK LIFESTYLE
Teaching New Executives Some Old Tricks
   TABLE: Back to School
The B-School on Your Desk
   TABLE: Grading Virtual Classrooms
 
BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR
Want to Buy a Piece of History?
   TABLE: Getting Help
   TABLE: Handicapping the Market
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: A Collection of Savvy Collecting Tips
   ONLINE ORIGINAL: True Tales from the Collecting Front
Dollars for Dialing
   TABLE: Warburg Pincus Global Telecom
Playing It Too Safe Has Its Own Risks
   How Much Risk Can You Take?
 
BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO
Low Tech, High Potential
   CHART: Chart House Stock Has Sunk...But Earnings Are Rebounding
 
BW INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET
Ibis Is Soaring
   CHART: The Stock Has Taken Wing
Schwab: Firing on All Cylinders'
   CHART: A Steady Advance
Home Shopping for Women's Wear
   CHART: Inching Back After a Tumble
 
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 Wall Street Hype Machine
The Economy Is No Runaway Train
 
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH AFRICA
A Crackdown on Rattletrap Taxis...Has Drivers Up in Arms (int'l edition)
   MAP: South Africa
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LETTER FROM CHICAGO
Where a School Day Is Also a Workday (int'l edition)
   MAP: Chicago
 
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
Net Builders Will Be a Boon to Japan (int'l edition)
A Thumbprint I.D. Could Cost Some Thumbs (int'l edition)
The Many Ways CompUSA Stumbles (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
The Latest Chaebol Game Plan: Stalking Cyber Startups (int'l edition)
   CHART: Korea's Diverging Companies
Brunei's Battle Royal (int'l edition)
   TABLE: The Sultanate's Saga of Woes
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
A Blip--or a Bad Omen? (int'l edition)
   TABLE: Europe's Wave of Web IPOs
That's Some Corner Pirelli Is Turning (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS
Things Could Get Nasty on the Net (int'l edition)
   CHART: Losing Altitude
   Going, Going, Going...Out of Business? (int'l edition)
 
INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK
International Figures of the Week (int'l edition)
   Country Focus/Germany (int'l edition)
      CHART: German Optimism
 
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS
The Rising Voice of Nationalism (int'l edition)
Danger Signals in Russia (int'l edition)
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