Chicago Blues It's a great, livable city, but it's fading as a business and financial capital
COVER IMAGE: Chicago Blues
CHART: Chicago Loses Ground in Financial-Services Jobs...
TABLE: Chicago-Based Companies Lose Out in the Merger Frenzy
TABLE: What They're Saying about Their Kind of Town
A Talk with Hizzoner
Telecom Tremors Oops! Something is going very wrong with Europe's plan for the wireless Web. Who will pay?
COVER IMAGE: Europe: Telecom Tremors
TABLE: The Squeeze on the Mobile Net in Europe
TABLE: Keywords for the Wireless Net
CHART: Wireless Asia
Is Sony Spying on the Greens?
Business Bought Itself a China Deal
A Giant at Compaq Goes Softly
TABLE: Dots All, Folks
Not So Secure at Social Security
Art Appreciation in Chicago
CHART: Grabbing the Ad Dollar
Accountants and Accountability
En Pointe Is on a Solid Footing
Part-Time Work: Good for Moms, Good for Employers
So Who's Afraid of Lesbian Parents?
Schools' Needs Don't Stop at High Tech
The Lure of Socially Responsible Investing
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
''Why B2B is a scary place to be'' (News: Analysis & Commentary, Sept. 11, 2000)
You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Cubicle
PHOTO: Cover, ''Leading the Revolution''
Shattering the Myth of Hirohito
PHOTO: Cover, ''Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan''
PHOTO: Cover, ''The Gentleman from New York''
PHOTO: Cover, ''Is Our Children Learning?''
LETTER FROM BELARUS
Seeking Roots in Chernobyl's Shadow
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
The Cube: Looks Aren't Everything
PHOTO: Mac G4 Cube
Adding Software--and Not Headaches
Debt Relief: The U.S. Is Badly in Arrears
Does Money Buy Happiness?
CHART: American Women Grow Less Content
Lowballing the Budget Surplus
A Yen for Homes away from Home
CHART: Surging Second Homes
U.S.: The Economy's Big Disconnect
CHART: Supply and Demand Go Their Separate Ways
CHART: Consumers Get a Second Wind
CHART: The Ups and Downs of the Factory Sector
Italy: Clouds Thicken over the Economy
CHART: The Cooling Trend Will Continue
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
Detroit Is Losing at the Leasing Game
TABLE: Sticker Shock for Leasing Companies
TABLE: Some Lessors Have Been Hit Hard
The Coming Flood of Asian Sport-Utilities
CHART: Making Inroads
PHOTO: Toyota Sequoia
PHOTO: Hyundai Santa Fe
PHOTO: Honda Acura MDX
Commentary: Making Safer SUVs: It's Not Rocket Science
TABLE: Reducing Rollovers
The Furious Waltzing of Women Voters
TABLE: Gender Gap
Commentary: It Will Take Three Debates to Pick the Winner
No Mercy in This Market
CHART: Investors Are Running Scared
Commentary: Emerald iMacs Are Nice, but...
Commentary: Why AT&T Needs to Bulk Down
Boeing Gets Blown Sideways
CHART: Battle in the Sky
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
Steven Reinemund: Thirsty for Growth at Pepsi
And Now, Dell Takes a Dive
Brothers in the Bank
One More Chorus for Napster
The Welcome Mat Is out for Nerds
A Wal-Mart Store Even Nearer You
Down the Tubes?
CHART: Guidant Stock Price
How Soft-Money Ploys May Trigger Real Campaign Reform
Staying in the Pool
Bush to McCain: No Thanks
State AGs on the Runway
Commentary: What Germany Can Teach the Rest of Europe
Can the Mondeo Get Ford Back into the Race?
CHART: Decade of Doldrums
Israel: A Partial Deal May Be the Last, Best Hope
Just a Little Relief for Iraq
Crackdown or Victory?
Russia's Middle Class
CHART: Russia's Rebound
TABLE: Snapshots of the Russian Middle Class
So Far, the Mobility Is All Upward
Grace Forged in Steel
High-Tech Hustle Sweeps the Nation
CHART: The Productivity Gap Narrows
Can Gillette Regain Its Voltage?
CHART: Gillette Bet Big on Batteries...
CEO Pay: The More Things Change...
TABLE: Who Needs Friends in High Places?
Commentary: The Olympics: Still Poised on a Pedestal
The Yin and Yang of the Tiger Effect
When E-Mail Ads Aren't Spam
CHART: Bursting Mailboxes
Federal Regulators: By Whose Authority?
TABLE: What's at Stake
Tough Love for Labor
Bensinger Talks Shop
Zen and the Art of Net Startups
TABLE: The ZoZa Plan for E-Tailing Success
Commentary: The Tire Flap: Behind the Feeding Frenzy
TABLE: Why This Scandal Has Legs
Return of the LBO
CHART: Largest Buyout Firms
CHART: Privileged Investors...
TABLE: A Pipeline to Losses?
A Buyout Fund for the Internet Age
Storming Fortress Europe
TABLE: The American Invasion of Europe
Biotechs Are Cloning Money
CHART: Biotech Shines Even in a Weak Market
TABLE: Mutual Funds Invest in Private Biotech Ventures
Commentary: Stocks: What You Can and Can't Say in Chat Rooms
Commentary: They're Investment Banks, Not Lenders
Who's Afraid of Petrodollars?
CHART: The New Oil Wealth
Gary Winnick: If You've Got It, Spend It
RESUME: Gary Winnick
Playing to Win in Washington
TABLE: Passing Out Big Bucks
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
Coming Soon: Robots with a Light Touch
You've Got Braille!
An Alarm System for Spoiled Meat
Commentary: AOL Time Warner: The Thrill Is Gone
CHART: Investors Are in a Holding Pattern
TABLE: What a Difference 10 Months Make
Are You Taking the Right Pill?
TABLE: Pressure-Lowering Drugs
New Hope for Sick Hearts
Patient, Heal Thyself
TABLE: Biofeedback Online
TABLE: How It Works
The Skinny on Diet Dot-Coms
TABLE: Slim-and-Trim Sites
Kung Fu Meets Jazzercise
TABLE: Just for Kicks
Art Treasures out of Carolina Clay
TABLE: A Piedmont Potters' Guide
What the Earnings Reports Don't Tell You
TABLE: Games Companies Play
TABLE: Keeping Up with, and Getting Behind, Corporate Earnings
If You Can't Beat the Oil Barons, Join 'em
TABLE: Playing the Oil Patch
How to Boost Your Bargaining Powers
TABLE: Getting What You're Worth
BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO
Hijacking Hertz Shareholders
CHART: Hertz Shares Go Nowhere
BW INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET
Out to Snare Delta?
CHART: A Sharp Descent
It's Heads-Up at Informix
CHART: A Terrific Tumble
From Gilat: Net Access by Satellite
CHART: Getting More Down-to-Earth
FIGURES OF THE WEEK
Figures of the Week (.pdf)
Production Index Components
HISTORICAL DATA: BW Index Back to 1992
A Sleeper Case at the Supreme Court
Chicago: Time for Innovation
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON MALAYSIA
As a Dam Forces Villagers Out...They Worry about Their New Lives (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
Financial Accounting Doesn't Know the Score (int'l edition)
Don't Forget the Chaebol and the Communists (int'l edition)
Football Clubs Don't Always Get What They Bargain For (int'l edition)
No One Is Asking Papuans What West Papua Wants (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
Thailand's Stocks: What's Going On Here? (int'l edition)
CHART: The Baht Is in Free Fall...And So's the Market
Commentary: India: Techies Wanted (int'l edition)
TABLE: The Roots of India's Tech Worker Crisis
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
eBay Steams into Europe (int'l edition)
TABLE: Three-Pronged Drive
INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE
Hong Kong Bankers Are Sweating in Their Pinstripes (int'l edition)
CHART: Borrowers Wanted
Indonesia's Hasty Survival Strategy (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK
International Figures of the Week (.pdf) (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS
Time for Germany to Look Outward (int'l edition)
ARTICLES PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS
OCTOBER 2, 2000
Letter From New Jersey: The Boss Grew Up Here--But Mum's the Word
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Cover Illustration by Jean Francois Podevin.
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