ISSUE DATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2000
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COVER STORY

  Accounting Wars
SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt is on a mission to wrest power from the Big Five accounting firms
      COVER IMAGE: The Investor's Champion
      TABLE: The SEC vs. the CPAs: Battleground Issues
      TABLE: Top Bean Counters
      TABLE: When Audits Fail, Investors Lose
      TABLE: Arthur Levitt: Career Highlights
      TABLE: Political Green from the Green-Eyeshade Crowd
      "I Want It Crystal-Clear Who's to Blame" (extended)
     Did the Auditors Cross the Line at MicroStrategy?
      TABLE: MicroStrategy: Key Dates
      CHART: The Rise and Fall of MicroStrategy
     ONLINE ORIGINAL: Q&A with Michael J. Saylor
      Commentary: Where Levitt's Plan Falls Short
 

INTERNATIONAL -- COVER STORY

  Korea's Digital Quest
The country has become a cyberleader, but will the Old Economy culture hold it back?
      COVER IMAGE: Korea: Its Digital Quest
      CHART: Digital Korea
      TABLE: An Economy at War with Itself
      Slammed into the Pavement (int'l edition)
         CHART: The Unraveling of Kosdaq
      Breaking Away: Success outside the Chaebol (int'l edition)
 

UP FRONT

  Talk Show
  Did Hancock Go a Mom Too Far?
  The Sweat of Small Brows
  Will Grade-A Beef Get Left Behind?
  TABLE: Home Sweet Home
  Honest Sumo? Fat Chance
  Go Online. Then Go on Trial
  All Stirred Up about Taxes
  CHART: Why Work?
  Footnotes
 

READERS REPORT

  There Is More Than One Way out of Airport Hell
  ''Green'' and ''Growth'' Are Not Mutually Exclusive
  The Wrong Way to Wipe Out Poverty
  Bashing Business Just Doesn't Wash Anymore
  Internet Success Is Driven by Demand
  ''Attention, Kmart Managers''
 

CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

  ''Riding high on little wheels'' (Marketing, Sept. 4, 2000)
 

LETTER FROM ARIZONA

  If You Can't Stop Wildfires, Tame Them
      MAP: Arizona
 

BOOKS

  Pulp Nonfiction at Archer Daniels
      PHOTO: Cover, ''The Informant''
  Ringmasters of the Financial Circus
      PHOTO: Cover, ''The Fortune Tellers''
 

TECHNOLOGY & YOU

  ...But What I Really Want to Do Is Direct
 

ECONOMIC TRENDS

  Productivity: All Signs Are Go
      CHART: How Information Technology Is Boosting Growth
  More European Men Opt Out of the Workforce
      CHART: Earlier to Pasture
  Women in the Boardroom
 

BUSINESS OUTLOOK

  U.S.: Sure, the New Economy Gospel Is Winning More Converts
      GRAPHIC: How Business Economists See 2001
      CHART: U.S. Foreign Debts Continue to Swell
      CHART: The Fire under Heating Oil Prices
  France: High Rates Put a Big Dent in the Economy
      CHART: Growth Takes a Small Spring Break
 

NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

  Revenge of the Old Economy
      CHART: Energy Prices Have Soared...But Traders Expect Them to Fall
      TABLE: How Bad a Hit? Three Price Scenarios
      Commentary: Big Oil's Priority: Pump Up the Stock Price
         TABLE: Drilling Is Down
  The Chase to Become a Financial Supermarket
      TABLE: Are Mergers Good for Bank Customers?
  Commentary: Hollywood Won't Lobby Its Way out of the FTC Report on Violence
  Would You Buy an Explorer?
      A New Blowup over Bridgestones
  Bush: Is the Problem the Message--or the Messenger?
      Bush's California Conundrum
         TABLE: What Hangs in the Balance
  Commentary: HP's Consulting Bet: Why Investors Are Anxious
      CHART: Depressed Stock
  Cable vs. DSL: Which One Is the Tortoise?
      CHART: DSL: Gaining On Cable?
 

IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK

  Sears' Alan Lacy: From the Storeroom to the Store
  The FCC Gets Tough on AOL's Messaging
  A Blow to Microsoft's .Net
  Tech Investing Has Vroom to Go
  American Tackles On-Time Woes
  It's FastForward for Inktomi
  Et Cetera...
  PC Misbehavior
      CHART: SCI Stock Price
 

WASHINGTON OUTLOOK

  Ford/Firestone: An Election-Year Double Whammy
  Farmers for Free Trade
  The Cybertaxman
  Boost for Deutsche Telekom
 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

  Fasten Your Seat Belt--It's Going to Be a Bumpy Quarter for Europe's Economy
      CHART: The Euro's Steady Slide
  Mitsubishi: Conquest or Quicksand for Daimler?
      TABLE: Mitsubishi Motors: Needs Work
      Here a Truck, There a Truck (int'l edition)
         TABLE: Daimler Dominates
  ''The Kremlin Is Making a Profound Mistake''
      TABLE: How the Kremlin Is Trying to Control Russian TV
 

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

  Why NATO Is Bracing for Another War in Yugoslavia
  China Spotlights Corruption
  Riding Herd on Telmex
 

GOVERNMENT

  Nader and Buchanan: What You Won't Hear in the Debates
      On the Left: What Makes Ralph Run (extended)
      On the Right: Buchanan's Last Stand? (extended)
 

MEDIA

  What Burst Pop.com's Bubble?
      TABLE: Net Losses
 

LEGAL AFFAIRS

  Big Brother Calling
      TABLE: Location Is Everything
      Now Anybody Can Be a Paparazzo
 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  Millennium: A Pharma Star Is Born?
      CHART: King of Biotech Deals
      TABLE: How to Make a Genomic Drug for Obesity
 

DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

  Slivers of Carbon That Could Break a Chip's Fever
  Teaching Rocket Scientists a New Trick
  Needle-free Injections: This Won't Hurt a Bit
  Innovations
 

SPECIAL REPORT

  Wired Schools
      CHART: Schools Have Rushed to Install Computers...And Plug into the Net...But Most Students Don't Use the Web Much...And Most Teachers Don't Either
      TABLE: Schools of the Future
      TABLE: The Explosion in e-Learning
      ONLINE ORIGINAL: Intel's Craig Barrett: "Let's Get the Teacher Comfortable"
      ONLINE ORIGINAL: AOL's Steve Case: "It's Critical That No Kids Get Left Behind"
      ONLINE ORIGINAL: IBM's Lou Gerstner: "Lots of People Seem to Be Looking for Panaceas"
      ONLINE ORIGINAL: Al Gore: "Without Teacher Training...Technology Isn't Much Use"
      ONLINE ORIGINAL: Apple's Steve Jobs: "Our Vision Is That We Have Just Begun"
 

THE CORPORATION

  Wish Everyone Used Dial? The Soapmaker Does
      CHART: Dial's Stock Slides on Management Slip-Ups
      TABLE: Soap Opera
  The Business Week 50: Finance Muscles Its Way to the Top
      CHART: The Business Week 50--Six Months Later
      TABLE: The 10 Best Performers
      TABLE: How the Rest Stacked Up
  Can CMGI Stop the Bleeding?
      TABLE: The New CMGI
 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  Telecom's Wake-Up Call
      CHART: Why Telecom Companies May Disappoint Investors
      TABLE: How Telecom Companies Will Fare
  Global Crossing's Harrowing Trek
      TABLE: A Global Upstart
 

FINANCE

  It's a Mid, Mid, Mid Market
      CHART: Small Breakthrough
      ONLINE ORIGINAL: Q&A with Aaron Harris
  Speaking the Customer's Language--Literally
 

THE BEST OF BUSINESS WEEK ONLINE

  Is That a Virus in Your Hand?
  Mitsubishi: Failed Vision
  This Studio Is a Sequel Itself
  ''You Called Our Widget a What?''
 

BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR

  No Kidding! Teens Are Trading Big-Time
      TABLE: Tuning in on Teen Investing
      Who Wants to Be a Teen Millionaire?
  Explaining Money's Mysteries to Your Children
      TABLE: Family Reading Matter
      Teach Wisdom with $20 a Week
         TABLE: How to Manage an Allowance
  Majoring in Debt
      TABLE: Hey Kids! Before You Charge, Surf
  Mom, Can I Have a Cell Phone?
      TABLE: How Family Plans Stack Up
  Hey, Kids, Investing Is Cool!
      TABLE: Kid-Friendly Funds: A Sampler
  You Might Prefer These Preferreds
      TABLE: Want a Tax Break?
 

BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

  How Good Is Your 401(k) Plan?
      TABLE: Assessing the Providers
 

BW INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET

  A Buyout at Xerox?
      CHART: In a Jam on Many Fronts
  Coming in Clearer at Qualcomm
      CHART: Last Year's Gain Evaporates
  Dressing Up the Gap
      CHART: That Bedraggled Feeling
 

FIGURES OF THE WEEK

  Figures of the Week (.pdf)
     Production Index Components
      HISTORICAL DATA: BW Index Back to 1992
 

EDITORIALS

  Levitt vs. the Bean Counters
  Schools Need a Lot More Than Computers
 

INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON FINLAND

  A Haven for Tax-Free Shopping...Searches for an Economic Spark (int'l edition)
      MAP: Finland
 

INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

  Let's Not Whitewash the Indonesian Cabinet (int'l edition)
  The Wrong Way to Wipe Out Poverty (int'l edition)
  Natural Dietary Supplements: Purified Poison? (int'l edition)
 

INTERNATIONAL -- CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

  ''Stand up and fight'' (Asian Business, Sept. 11, 2000) (int'l edition)
 

INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS

  Traditional Advertisers Burst onto the Net (int'l edition)
      CHART: Online Ads Are Booming
  Commentary: Hong Kong: The High Price of Ignoring Democracy (int'l edition)
 

INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS

  It's Going to Be a Bumpy Quarter for the European Economy (int'l edition)
  Oil Prices: Putting the Fire to Politicians' Feet (int'l edition)
      CHART: Europe's Sky-High Gasoline Prices
  Football's Rich Clubs May Run the Rest off the Field (int'l edition)
      TABLE: The Game's Woes
 

INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS

  Argentine Telecom IMPSAT Goes Toe-to-Toe with AT&T (int'l edition)
      CHART: Wired for Growth
 

INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE

  Deutsche Börse on the Prowl (int'l edition)
      TABLE: Seifert's Options
  Trade Online? Not Me, Guv (int'l edition)
      TABLE: Why the British Don't Pick 'n' Click
 

INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

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

INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS

  Don't Buy Off Fuel Protesters (int'l edition)
  Germany: Stop Bullying Wal-Mart (int'l edition)
  Chaebol Still Drag Down Korea (int'l edition)
 

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