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May 8, 2000
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Oracle: Why It's Cool Again
COVER IMAGE: Oracle Is Cool Again
TABLE: Squeezing Savings out of an E-Business
TABLE: Assembling an E-Business Powerhouse
Putting His Money Where His Passion Is
TABLE: Ellison Dabbles in Startups
How Long Will Microsoft Play Second Fiddle?
ONLINE ORIGINAL: Larry Ellison's Brush with Death aboard Sayonara
ONLINE ORIGINAL: Oracle vs. Microsoft: They Could Both Be Right
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY
China's Wealth Gap (int'l edition)
ASIAN COVER IMAGE: China's Wealth Gap
MAP: China's Poorest Provinces
TABLE: Why China Must Develop the West
Where the Future Is Made of Wood (int'l edition)
Uncle Sam Has a Bull by the Horns
A Picture Is Worth...
TABLE: Where They Love Their Cars
High and Dry at the Philly Fed
Who Wants to Be a Trader?
TABLE: A Sample ''Trading IQ'' Test
Another Battle for Captain America
Making Emissions Impossible
CHART: Coming to America
Tiger Growls Back
At Least Biotech Foods Haven't Been Sprayed
Please, No Special Rules for Tech Patents
Gazing into the NBA's Future
Cash Flow Is the Most Telling Indicator
The Real Microsoft Issue Is Windows' Dominance
Even with School Vouchers, Rich Kids Would Have the Edge
Ticketmaster Hasn't Mastered Online Sales
One Way to Spark More Utility Competition
How a New Law Would Foster Income Equity
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
''Minding your money with the Web's help'' (Hers, May 1, 2000)
LETTER FROM SPAIN
A Cry of ''Moors Out!'' in Andalusia
MAP: Andalusia, Spain
A Sour Account of the Coors Clan
PHOTO: Cover, ''Citizen Coors''
Did NAFTA Backers Bamboozle America?
PHOTO: Cover, ''The Selling of 'Free Trade'''
The Business Week Best-Seller List
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
Laptops: Do You Need That Speed?
With Friends Like OPEC, Who Needs...
TABLE: Oil Production and Capacity
To Save or Not to Save
CHART: It Pays to Save
A Cap on Bank Deposit Rates?
Longer Hours for Seniors
CHART: A Burst of Elder Work
U.S.: A Second-Quarter Pause That May Not Refresh
CHART: Confidence Is off Its Record High
CHART: Labor Markets Remain Very Tight
CHART: Factory Orders Are Piling Up
France: The Economy Takes No Breaks
CHART: Industrial Activity Continues to Pick Up
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
Gates's Splitting Headache
Commentary: Fighting for Market Share Is One Thing...
The Return of Pricing Power
TABLE: Who Has Pricing Muscle?
Commentary: China Trade: Did Gephardt Shortchange Business?
For the Class of 2000, the Sellers' Market Intensifies
TABLE: Salaries Keep Climbing
Commentary: How to Bridge America's Digital Divide
CHART: Left Behind
E-Video Stores: Cut!
Score One for Gene Therapy
Rude Shock for Margin Traders
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
Rod Eddington: Course Correction?
A Dispatch to Reuters?
A Rescue Mission to Saturn
The Paper Company Chase
Clinton vs. the Drugmakers, Part 2
Boeing's CFO Flies to Lucent
CHART: Procter & Gamble Stock Price
Who's Got the Clout to Win an Air Route to China?
AOL's Merger Gets Heat
Young, Male, Antigun
Vivendi's Global Grab
TABLE: Look Who's Talking to Vivendi
Japan, a Nation of Risk-Takers?
TABLE: A Tough Sell to Cautious Seniors?
Korean Labor Isn't Playing Dead Anymore
TABLE: Labor Pains
Iran: Don't Write Off the Reformers Yet
Thinking Big in Spain
Set to Roll in Sweden
Compuware's Y2K Bug
CHART: Compuware's Comedown
The New American Car Design
TABLE: Car Design Takes a Front Seat
PHOTO: Buick LaCrosse
PHOTO: Jaguar F-Type
PHOTO: Dodge MAXXcab
PHOTO: Chevy SSR
PHOTO: Hummer H2
PHOTO: Chrysler 300 Hemi C
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
A Clean Technology Powers Up
TABLE: A Surge of Players
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
Rewinding the Biological Clock
Biological Hot Spots Threatened by Human Activity
A Sucker for a Pretty Pool
THE BEST OF BUSINESS WEEK ONLINE
A Revolutionary in Disguise
Anti-Globalists Just Don't Get It
Are They Selling Your Face?
The Tech Meltdown's Other Victims
TABLE: Disappearing Investment Returns
CHART: Smart Money?
Incubators Are Feeling the Chill
Commentary: Fixing the Phone-Tax Mess before It Gets Worse
TABLE: A Gaggle of Levies
Invasion of Europe's Cartel Cops
TABLE: Bucking a History of Collusion
Treasuries: From Anchor to Pogo Stick
CHART: Treasuries Are Getting Scarcer...And out of Line with Other Bonds...As Foreigners Buy Other Assets
Xerox Is Still Looking for Wall Street's Respect
TABLE: How Investors See Xerox
Commentary: Now We'll Never Get the Truth about Bear Stearns
Come See My Movie--Please!
TABLE: Desperately Seeking Moviegoers
Personal Trainers: ''Gimme Four More!''
TABLE: Equipment You Need
Whip Your Game into Shape--at a Tennis Camp
TABLE: Working on Your Backhand
TABLE: Tennis Camp Tips
Lose Weight by Listening to Your Body
TABLE: Where to Learn More
Dangerous Cocktail: Herbals and Drugs
TABLE: Herbal Resources
TABLE: Drug Interactions That May Occur with Herbal Supplements
An ''Epidemic'' of Sleeplessness
TABLE: For a Better Night's Sleep...And Don't
TABLE: WWWs for Better ZZZs
Commentary: Variable Annuities: ''The Fifth-Best Option''
TABLE: Online Resources
TABLE: Low-Cost Variable Annuities
BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO
The Wisdom of the Bear
CHART: Contrary Winner
BW INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET
Tops in Techdom
TABLE: Apodaca's Choices
The Hidden Allure of Allou
CHART: Ripe for a Makeover
An Easier Path for Colonoscopy
CHART: Looking Peaked
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
Reality Time for Dot-Coms--and the Fed
The World Is Gaining on America
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON EL SALVADOR
Where Guerrillas Turn Hoteliers...And Street Gangs Are a Threat (int'l edition)
MAP: Central America
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
Don't Be Too Hard on China (int'l edition)
Computer Associates: Hoist by an Accounting Anomaly (int'l edition)
A Leg Up for Rural India (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
Southeast Asia's Motor City (int'l edition)
CHART: On the Road Again
Attack of the Indonesian Hypermarkets (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
Commentary: En Garde, French Shareholders (int'l edition)
Is Vimpelcom Racing to the Bottom? (int'l edition)
RESUME: Dmitry B. Zimin (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICA
Clicking for Groceries in Brazil (int'l edition)
TABLE: The Pão de Açúcar Edge
INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE
Japan, a Nation of Risk-Takers? (int'l edition)
TABLE: A Tough Sell to Cautious Seniors
Merging the London and Frankfurt Exchanges: If at First You Fail... (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 Inflation
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS
Giving the Other China a Boost (int'l edition)
ARTICLES PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS
MAY 1, 2000
Thailand's Recovery Is Only Skin Deep
Poland: When Strong Money Hurts