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May 8, 2000




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COVER STORY
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)
 
UP FRONT
Talk Show
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
Footnotes
 
READERS REPORT
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
 
BOOKS
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?
 
ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT
With Friends Like OPEC, Who Needs...
   TABLE: Oil Production and Capacity
 
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
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
Et Cetera...
Untidy
   CHART: Procter & Gamble Stock Price
 
WASHINGTON OUTLOOK
Who's Got the Clout to Win an Air Route to China?
AOL's Merger Gets Heat
Young, Male, Antigun
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
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
 
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
Iran: Don't Write Off the Reformers Yet
Thinking Big in Spain
Set to Roll in Sweden
 
THE CORPORATION
Compuware's Y2K Bug
   CHART: Compuware's Comedown
 
DESIGN
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
Innovations
 
THE BEST OF BUSINESS WEEK ONLINE
A Revolutionary in Disguise
Anti-Globalists Just Don't Get It
Are They Selling Your Face?
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The Tech Meltdown's Other Victims
   TABLE: Disappearing Investment Returns
   CHART: Smart Money?
Incubators Are Feeling the Chill
   CHART: Downdraft
 
GOVERNMENT
Commentary: Fixing the Phone-Tax Mess before It Gets Worse
   TABLE: A Gaggle of Levies
 
LEGAL AFFAIRS
Invasion of Europe's Cartel Cops
   TABLE: Bucking a History of Collusion
 
FINANCE
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
 
MARKETING
Come See My Movie--Please!
   TABLE: Desperately Seeking Moviegoers
 
BUSINESSWEEK LIFESTYLE
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
 
BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR
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
 
EDITORIALS
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



 
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