Avon's New Calling CEO Andrea Jung wants to sell more than makeup--and not just door-to-door. Will her people buy it?
COVER IMAGE: The New Avon Lady
TABLE: From Ding-Dong to Dot-Com: 114 Years of Avon Ladies
RESUME: Andrea Jung
CHART: Avon Profits Are Rebounding...But Sales Have Barely Climbed...Making Investors Wary
The Man behind Avon's Web Site
Panning for Global Gold in Local Markets (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN COVER STORY
Are You Web Smart? What you can learn from 50 players using the Net in the most innovative ways
EUROPEAN COVER IMAGE: Are You Web Smart?
BUSINESS WEEK E.BIZ
Business Week e.biz
In our latest bonus supplement on electronic business: A Special Report on the Web Smart 50; Full disclosure: Corporate info on the Web; Personalities; Upstarts; And much more
Media Melee, Junior Division
It's Cramer vs. the Peanut Gallery
TABLE: The New New Things
Shooting Legal Blanks
Ladies' Night Out--at the Garage
Everything's Coming Up Garlic
The Hit Parade Does Stonehenge
CHART: Who's Keeping the Beat? Boomers
A Creative Economy in the Service of What?
Where Eco-Cars Take a Wrong Turn
To Save Power, Give Consumers Smart Technology
Stanford on a Blacklist? They Don't Buy It
Brand-Building: Customers Will Always Come First
Another Point of View on AT&T
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
''AT&T can't buy its way out of this mess'' (News: Analysis & Commentary, Sept. 4, 2000)
Reading Books Only for the Bottom Line
PHOTO: Cover, ''The Business of Books''
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
The Secrets & Lies of Cyber-Security
How to Eliminate the Marriage Tax Penalty--Fairly and Simply
Where the U.S. Economy Lags
CHART: U.S. Compensation Hasn't Kept Pace
The Smoothing Effect of Taxes
CHART: E-Money Takes Hold Globally
Why the Country Is So Power-Mad
CHART: Higher Voltage
U.S.: Will the Economy Heat Up in the Winter?
CHART: The Job Machine Is Slowing Down
CHART: Where Construction Outlays Have Sagged
CHART: Factories Experience More Downtime
Mexico: Politics Isn't Derailing This Economy
CHART: Fox Inherits a Sizzling Economy
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
Ford: A Crisis of Confidence
TABLE: The Challenges Ahead
Commentary: The Hidden Culprit: The U.S. Legal System
''Bridgestone Just Doesn't Have a Clue How to Handle This''
Commentary: Carmakers: Churning Them Out--Along with Defects
CHART: Recalls on the Rise
An Early Case of Holiday Blues
TABLE: Why Shoppers May Be Tightfisted This Year
Commentary: Measuring the Merits of Bush's Drug Plan
TABLE: Reading the Prescription
Housing Numbers That Don't Add Up
CHART: Mixed Signals
The Industry Will Pay for United's Deal with Pilots
Cutting AOL Time Warner Down to Size
TABLE: Hurdles for AOL Time Warner
Commentary: Online Privacy: Congress Has No Time to Waste
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
Bernard Ebbers: Born to Shop
The Day the Free Music Died
A Difference of Opinion on the PC
Is Bristol-Myers Checkmated?
Lights! Camera! Bankruptcy!
Aetna: The New Doctor Is In
CHART: Clear Channel Stock Price
On the Hill, the Republicans Are a Team Divided
Taking Aim at Tinseltown
California Moves on E-Taxes
The Economy: Growing Like Gangbusters
CHART: Europe's Race with the U.S.
Commentary: A Weak Euro Isn't a Failed Euro
A Wireless Revolution Called Bluetooth
TABLE: The Ultimate Remote
Venezuela: ''Investors Are Arriving from Around the World'' (extended)
Israel: Can a ''Secular Revolution'' Save the Peace Process?
Cracks in the Coalition
Competing for Dollars
Can Office Depot Get Back on Track?
TABLE: Was Anyone Minding the Store?
To Reach the Unreachable Teen
TABLE: Get-a-Lifestyle Marketing
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Commentary: Cyber-Extortion Deserves No Quarter
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
This Baby-Infection Test Is Ready for Long Pants
Motherboards Get a Second Childhood
A Disorderly Plan for Nuclear Waste
The New Debate over Working Moms
TABLE: What Price Success?
Nannies on Speed Dial
TABLE: Mommy Inc.
Work at Home? First, Get Real
TABLE: Advice from the Front
Is Al Gore the Voice of the People?
TABLE: Help from ''The Powerful''
Commentary: How Compassionate Is Bush's Tax Plan?
Financial Stocks: Suddenly Sexy
CHART: The Index Hits a 52-Week High
TABLE: Sectors Are on a Tear
TABLE: The Priciest Deals of 2000
An eBay of Deadbeats
TABLE: Buying Bum Loans on the Net
Commentary: Associates: Will the Purchase Make Sense for Citi?
J.P. Morgan: Dressed for a Deal?
TABLE: CEO Warner Wants to Stay Independent...
TABLE: ...But J.P. Morgan's Strengths Could Make It a Target...
TABLE: ...Though at a Steep Price
TABLE: The Bank Is Chasing Growth and Improving Returns
CHART: Percent Return of Average Common Equity
Building the Anti-J.P. Morgan
ONLINE ORIGINAL: "We're Not Transforming Anymore -- We've Transformed"
Commentary: Could Hydropower Come Rushing Back?
''There Is Not Enough Gas Around''
CHART: Gassing Up
CHART: Volatile? You Bet
Diesel Is Fueling a New Kind of Road Rage
CHART: Truck-Stop Blues
TABLE: Braking Diesel Exhaust
Gas Station Owners May Be Pumping Red Ink
Raising the Chocolate Bar Higher
TABLE: Sweet Secrets
TABLE: Dark Raptures
How Lockups Can Leave You Out in the Cold
TABLE: Unlocking the Secrets of Lockups
Hedge-like Funds for Just Plain Folks
TABLE: Hedge-Fund Wannabes
Put Yourself in the Driver's Seat
TABLE: Negotiating Tips
BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO
E*Trade Left Him Twisting in the Wind
TABLE: Gripe Sites
BW INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET
Kemet: A Power Play
CHART: The Stock Has Yet to Wake Up
American States: Not Treading Water
CHART: The Pressure Is Mounting
Overseas Suitors for Ultramar?
CHART: Sliding Around
FIGURES OF THE WEEK
Figures of the Week (.pdf)
Production Index Components
HISTORICAL DATA: BW Index Back to 1992
Lessons from the Tire Fiasco
Don't Rush to Regulate Net Access
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON FRANCE
Europe's Struggling Travel Mecca...Heads Straight for Tomorrowland (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- LETTER FROM BHUTAN
Land of Ancient Ways and the Internet (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
''Gulliver's new travels: HSBC's investment banking chief is on a rescue mission'' (Finance, Aug. 14, 2000) (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
In Asia, the Dot-Coms Are Clicking on ''Exit'' (int'l edition)
CHART: Falling Stars
Zee TV: Looking for a Few Good ''Millionaires'' (int'l edition)
CHART: Zee Telefilms Cools Off
Cell Phones: Samsung Goes for the Frills (int'l edition)
CHART: Cell Phones: The World Leaders
PHOTO: Samsung's Uproar Phone/MP3 Player Hybrid
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
Is BMW Building a Hydrogen Bombshell? (int'l edition)
TABLE: Who's Putting Hydrogen in Your Tank
What Does a Knife Do When the Cutting's Done? (int'l edition)
PHOTO: Minifridge from Electrolux
TABLE: Turning Around Electrolux
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS
Firing Up Latin Consumers (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- AMERICAN NEWS
''Bridgestone Just Doesn't Have a Clue How to Handle This'' (int'l edition)
TABLE: Yoichiro Kaizaki
TABLE: Profits Plunge Globally...
TABLE: ...And Locally
INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE
Would You Lend Money to Argentina? (int'l edition)
CHART: Argentina's Growth Has Been Stop and Go...And Its Public Debt Has Only Increased
INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK
International Figures of the Week (.pdf) (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS
Higher Rates Are Hampering Europe (int'l edition)
ARTICLES PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS
SEPTEMBER 4, 2000
How to Spook Investors
from page 10 of this issue Online Highlights
Cover Photograph by Suzanne Opton.
Cover Photo by Tom White.
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