ISSUE DATE: JULY 3, 2000
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COVER STORY
Vivendi: Going Hollywood
A French tycoon casts himself in the role of Hollywood gate crasher

     COVER IMAGE: Vivendi: Going Hollywood
     PHOTO: Vivendi Chairman Jean-Marie Messier
     TABLE: Messier's Master Plan
     TABLE: Jean-Marie's Universe
     TABLE: Messier's Metamorphosis
     Has Barry Diller Found a Soul Mate?
     ONLINE ORIGINAL: How Vivendi Could Become USA Networks' Rich Uncle
 

INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY
The Stars of Asia (int'l edition)
As the region rapidly constructs a New Economy, here are 50 pioneers who are working to ensure that it's built on a solid foundation

     ASIAN COVER IMAGE: The Stars of Asia


INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN COVER STORY

Mexico: Will It Vote for Change? (int'l edition)
Changes in the electorate -- and new voting regulations -- could finally spell defeat for the PRI

     LATIN AMERICAN COVER IMAGE: Mexico: Will It Vote for Change?
     CHART: The PRI's Shrinking Share of the Vote
     TABLE: The Presidential Contest Could Yield a Different Result This Time
     Vicente Fox: ''A Revolution of Hope Is Going On'' (extended) (int'l edition)
     Francisco Labastida: ''Who Is More Capable of Carrying Out the Changes?'' (extended) (int'l edition)
     ONLINE ORIGINAL: Not a Fair Fight Quite Yet
 

UP FRONT

  Talk Show
  Offshore Buyers Are Diving In
     TABLE: Shopping Spree
  Is Xerox Prime Prey?
  GM Sees the Future, and It Is Trucks
  TABLE: Have Tech, Will Travel
  Can I Sell You Some 2005 Merlot?
  The Carrot-and-Rolex Approach
  Florsheim Shoes' Magnetic Appeal
  CHART: Cough It Up
  Footnotes
 

EDITOR'S MEMO

  You Read It Here First
 

READERS REPORT

China Is Getting Better at Busting Counterfeiters
Don't Apply a Different Antitrust Standard to Cisco
Let Doctors Help Diagnose Sick Buildings
The Small Beauties of the New Economy
Privacy and Secure Data Are VerticalOne's Priorities
Burning Waste Is a Better Solution Than Landfills
 

LETTER FROM ARGENTINA

A Town So Poor in a Land So Blessed
     MAP: Argentina
 

BOOKS

This Summer, Tuck into Some Good Books
Reinventing R&D
     PHOTO: Cover , ''Engines of Tomorrow''
Fish Story
     PHOTO: Cover, ''Mattanza''
The Business Week Best-Seller List
 

TECHNOLOGY & YOU

Speech Recognition: Dialing Up Data the Easy Way
 

ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT

  Privatizing Social Security: Where Both Sides Go Wrong
 

ECONOMIC TRENDS

  The Trade Gap May Be Inflated
     CHART: Why Have These Deficits Diverged?
  Insider Selling? No Problem
Execs Ride a High-Tech Tide
     CHART: More Room at the Top
 

BUSINESS OUTLOOK

  U.S.: Recovery Abroad Could Mean Trouble Stateside
     CHART: The Rebound in Export Growth
     CHART: Foreign Obligations Are Piling Up
     CHART: Industrial Activity Is Still Accelerating
France: The Economy Muscles Up
     CHART: A Record Quarterly Gain in New Jobs
 

NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

  Who's to Blame for Gas Prices?
     CHART: Why So High?
     CHART: Can't Keep Crude Down
     Commentary: Don't Blame Surging Pump Prices on OPEC
        CHART: Crude Supplies Again Outpace Demand
     Petroleum Minister Naimi: ''It Is Unfair to Call Us a Cartel'' (int'l edition)

  Is Wachovia's Plight a Warning?
     TABLE: Vulnerable?

Commentary: Why the Economy May Be Safe at Higher Speeds
     TABLE: Running Room

  Can WorldCom Sprint to the Finish?
     TABLE: Why the WorldCom-Sprint Deal Is on the Ropes

Commentary: Is AOL's Instant Messaging an Unfair Advantage?

Can Microsoft's Nemesis Save Napster?
     TABLE: Napster vs. the Record Industry

  Commentary: Lots of Drugs Should Stay behind the Counter
 

IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK

  Pozen vs. Reynolds: Duking It Out at Fidelity
  Handspring Vaults into the Limelight
  Toys Are Tanking at Mickey D's
  A Trash Hauler Appeases the Feds
  Honeywell Stirs Up a Beehive
  Saatchi Finds Un Ami in Paree
  Et Cetera...
  Heel?
     CHART: Steve Madden Stock Price
 

WASHINGTON OUTLOOK

  Gore vs. Bush on Social Security: A Choice Not an Echo
  Silicon Valley Stall
 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Commentary: Let's Face It: Putin Is a Threat to Democracy
 

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

  The Euro Could Cost Tony Blair Dearly
  Battle for Russia's Wealth
  Cardoso Cracks Down
 

LEGAL AFFAIRS

  Wal-Mart: Why an Apology Made Sense
     TABLE: Wal-Mart's Cartful of Legal Woes
 

DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

  3-D Images That You Can Step Into
  Are Those Teeth Growing in That Petri Dish?
  A ''Bridge'' Chip Gives Intel a Black Eye
  Innovations
 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Coming to a Cell Phone Near You...
     TABLE: A Snapshot of PacketVideo
 

MARKETING

  Still Seeking Synergy at Saks Fifth Avenue
     CHART: Share-Price Slide
     RESUME: R. Brad Martin
     RESUME: Christina Johnson
     TABLE: Not Your Mother's Saks
  For Coke, Local Is It
     TABLE: Going Native
 

FINANCE

  FASB Grows New Fangs
     TABLE: FASB 133: Not for Bean Counters Only
Commentary: Dot-Coms: Buy Ratings vs. Burn Rates
     TABLE: The Strong Buy Brigade Hangs In
 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Windows of Opportunity
     TABLE: How the .Net System Works
     TABLE: Fishing for Dollars: Casting a Wide .Net
     HP's E-Speak: Good Products, Botched Marketing

 

THE CORPORATION

  Paccar Is Built for the Long Haul
     TABLE: Paccar: Swerving to Avoid a Downturn
 

BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR

Low-Fliers May Be Poised to Take Off
     CHART: Recovery?
     TABLE: Gaining Altitude
Did You Get that Utrillo on the Web?
     PHOTO: Double Poke in the Eye II
     TABLE: Collecting via the Web
     TABLE: Good Works Online
E-tail Shares: Shop with Caution
     CHART: E-Tailers Slump
     TABLE: How Cybershops Stack Up
A Global Value Investor on an American Shopping Spree
     TABLE: Templeton Growth Fund
     TABLE: Templeton Growth Fund's Biggest Holdings
 

BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

Visteon: What's That Funny Noise?
     TABLE: Visteon vs. Delphi
 

INSIDE WALL STREET

Nextel's Clear Signal
     CHART: More and More Subscribers
A New Deal for New Century?
     CHART: Suitors May Be Waiting
Charging Up with Electric Fuel
     CHART: Rolling Out ''Instant Power''
 

FIGURES OF THE WEEK

  Figures of the Week (.pdf)
     Production Index Components

     HISTORICAL DATA: BW Index Back to 1992


EDITORIALS

  Globalization, French Style
  Social Security: Safer Than You Think
 

INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON NEW ZEALAND

As the Kiwi Economy Limps Along...Australia Licks Its Chops (int'l edition)
     MAP: New Zealand
 

INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

In Defense of Putin's Efforts to Build a True Nation State (int'l edition)
Make Room for Nokia's Jorma Ollila
Microsoft's Success Has Little to Do with Innovation (int'l edition)
A History Lesson in Mobile-Phone Licenses (int'l edition)
 

INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS

The Koreas: Ready to Do Business? (int'l edition)
     CHART: Trade between the Koreas
Taiwan: Hitching a Ride on the Wireless Web (int'l edition)
     TABLE: The Cloners Take On Cell Phones
Air India's Excess Baggage (int'l edition)
 

INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE

ING Hits a Speed Bump (int'l edition)
     TABLE: ING's Shopping Spree
Commentary: Europe's Bankers Need One Set of Rules (int'l edition)
 

INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

International Figures of the Week (.pdf) (int'l edition)
 

INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS

  The Stars Building a Better Asia (int'l edition)
 

ARTICLES PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS
JUNE 12, 2000
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Cover Photo by Thierry Ledoux


Asian Cover
Cover Photo Illustration
by Joe Calviello/BW; photo of Christine Loh by Paul Hu/Assignment Asia


Latin American Cover
Cover by Keith Dannemiller/Saba (Ballot Box); Sergio Dorantes (Candidates)


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