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Bertelsmann: A New Net Powerhouse? Its deal with Napster could kick-start a bold plan for the media and entertainment giant
COVER IMAGE: A New Net Powerhouse?
TABLE: The Deal
TABLE: The Building Blocks of Bertelsmann
TABLE: Dueling Net Strategies
The Man behind Project Thunderball
Commentary: Napster: Tune In, Turn On, Pay Up
ONLINE EXTRA: Middelhoff: ''Somebody Has to Take the Lead''
TECH BUYING GUIDE
The New Wireless Wonders
PCs: What If It Breaks?
TABLE: Desktops: Best of Breed
TABLE: How the Warranties Stack Up
Cool Tools: iFeel MouseMan
Help Is Just an E-Mail Away
TABLE: How to Hook Up with a Nerd
If Web Surfing Is All You're Into...
Notebooks: Take It with You
TABLE: The Lowdown on the Latest Laptops
Cool Tools: Computer Safe
Test Drive: Cutting the Cord at Last
ONLINE EXTRA: Staying Connected on the Road
Handhelds: Pocket Rockets
TABLE: Wireless Acts
Cool Tools: Slimpoint Stylus
ONLINE EXTRA: Modo's Mojo Falling
Web Phones: A Long Way to Go
TABLE: Getting on the Wireless Web
Cool Tools: M130 Headset
Test Drive: ''Turn Off That Coat!''
ONLINE EXTRA: Part PDA, Part Phone, and Pretty Tricky
Net Services: It's Not Just News
TABLE: Who Offers What
Cool Tools: Palm Portable Keyboard
E-Mail with No Wires Attached
Vortal Combat: The Early Years
TABLE: Let Your Voice Do the Browsing
Who Is the Fairest Guru of Them All?
Chrysler: Not Quite So Equal
Steve Case Wants Your Vote
TABLE: But the Money Doesn't Hurt
When Aisle Seat Eyes Are Prying
PHOTO: inViso eShades
Bush Leads Gore in the Doodad Vote
Nobody's Watching Your Every Move
CHART: Day-Care Squeeze
Reviewing the Case against KPMG
Hizzoner Says: ''Life Is Good in Chicago''
You Can't Wait for the Final Numbers to Protect Drivers
''Priceline.com Is Making the Right Decisions''
Fixing Corporate America's Service Problem
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
''Financial services: No ordinary downturn'' (News: Analysis & Commentary, Oct. 30, 2000)
''Do CEOs vote? Not always--and not often'' (Government, Nov. 6, 2000)
Why the World's Poor Stay That Way
PHOTO: Cover, ''The Mystery of Capital''
Pushing the Web to the Speed of Light
PHOTO: Cover, ''Telecosm''
TECHNOLOGY & YOU
Audrey: Cute, but No Raving Beauty
TABLE: Hello, Audrey Katherine Lambert
PHOTO: 3Com Ergo Audrey
As Business Goes Global, Antitrust Should, Too
The Economy's Achilles' Heel?
CHART: Scant Growth in America's Engineering Ranks
Yes, Workers Are Grumpier
The U.S. Loses a Trading Edge
CHART: Shifting Labor Costs
An Iron-Enriched Sea of Slime to Cool the Planet?
Why Blue-Collar Workers Still Have the Jitters
The Not-So-Shocking News about Power: It's Cheaper
CHART: Is This a Crisis?
''The Old Economy Is the New Economy''
TABLE: Hidden Gold
PHOTO: Automated Manufacturing
U.S.: Taking the Pulse of the Slowdown
CHART: Demand Is Cooling Off from Its Red-Hot Pace
CHART: Oil and Stock Prices Roil Households
CHART: Benefits Continue to Push Up Labor Costs
Canada: How a Fiscal Boost Could Play Out Next Year
CHART: Inflation Is under Control
NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
Is Productivity Still Pumped Up?
CHART: A Cloud over Productivity Growth?
The Little Guys Take a Breather
CHART: Small-Business Worries?
GM Wants to Reinvent the Small Car
Commentary: It's Getting Lonely at the Top. Too Lonely
CHART: Help Wanted
Commentary: The New Feature Microsoft Needs Most: Safeguards
The Bushdaq vs. the Goredex
TABLE: How Investors Could Fare...
IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK
William P. Sovey: A Three-Year Coffee Break
Viacom Views Another Target
DoCoMo Is Calling On AT&T
The Yeast in First Union's Numbers
Dot-Coms' Loss, Biotech's Gain
Can Aetna Cure Its HMO?
One Fell Swoop
CHART: WorldCom Stock Price
High Tech's Honeymoon on the Hill May Be about to End
Art Does Pay
No Bars to Voting
Painkillers vs. a Tax Cut
Japanese High Tech Roars Again
CHART: Earnings Up, Stock Prices Down
What's That Knocking under Mercedes' Hood?
Is NATO about to Make a Bad Move in the Baltics?
Hyundai's Latest Woes
Mideast Hacker Wars
Ford's Rouge Redesign
PHOTO: Ford's Rouge Plant, 1930
PHOTO: Computer Rendering of Rouge Assembly Plant with Skylights, 2000
Stealing a March on the Networks
TABLE: Players in the Digital Derby
What Really Happened to the Class of GE
TABLE: Grading the GE Alumni Club
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Cell Pathways: Blockbuster or Bust
TABLE: Breaching Cancer's Defense
DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH
Robot Planes Will Scout Storms in the Lonely Pacific
PHOTO: Aerosonde Robot Plane
Have a (Virtual Reality) Ball
These Mice Hardly Ever Ask to Be Excused
Who's Giving All That Soft Money
TABLE: Voting with Their Checkbooks
TABLE: Vested Interests
The Domain Name Biz: www.dud.com
TABLE: Gloomy Picture
Will United's Woes Spread?
CHART: While Service Woes Slam United's Customers...
CHART: ...And Slow the Airline's Growth...Wall Street Punishes Its Missteps
TABLE: How United's Labor Woes Are Spreading
The DC Air Deal: More Likely to Stall Than Fly
ONLINE EXTRA: United's James Goodwin: ''We Didn't Cave''
An Accounting Compromise from Crusader Levitt
TABLE: Auditing Deal
A Talk with a Father of the Euro
CHART: The Euro's Long Slide
In Chicago, the Euro Is Magnifico
CHART: A Sudden Slowdown in a Hot Market
Diesels Are the New Thing--Again
CHART: Powering Up
Testing, Testing...Systems Are Go
TABLE: Testing 1, 2, 3
Hold On--What Make of Alternator Is That?
TABLE: Car Parts: From No Name to Brand Name
Making the Best of Your Clunkers
TABLE: Trading for Tax Losses
Keep Your Eyes on Consumers
CHART: Two Views of Inflation
TABLE: Tracking Consumers' Income and Outgo
Picking a Health Plan: Inertia Can Be Costly
TABLE: Help in Reviewing Your Options
A Street Legend Sets Up Shop on the Net
RESUME: Muriel (Mickie) Siebert
BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO
'Tis Better to Give--Really
TABLE: Smart Charity: More and More Choices
BW INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET
Smithfield: Fat City
CHART: Bringing Home the Bacon
Midas Is Muffled--and May Draw Bids
CHART: The Engine Sputters
''A Creeping Takeover'' of Midway Games?
CHART: Hardly on a Roll
FIGURES OF THE WEEK
Figures of the Week (.pdf)
Production Index Components
Why CEO Churn Is Healthy
The Wisdom of Alan Greenspan
INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON MALAYSIA
This Race Is a Coup for Mahathir...But Cyberjaya Isn't Up to Speed (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- LETTER FROM FRANCE
A Vineyard's Bitter Fruit (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT
Consumers Need a Bigger Slice of the Pie (int'l edition)
With Employment High, Italy Doesn't Need Immigrant Labor (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS
Japanese Racetracks Are Fading in the Stretch (int'l edition)
CHART: Race to the Bottom
Don't Write Off This Billionaires' Boys Club (int'l edition)
TABLE: Dial P for Profit
Another Casualty of Jakarta's Crony Capitalism (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS
Daimler and VW: Changing Fortunes (int'l edition)
CHART: VW's Rise
Daewoo Giveth, and Daewoo Taketh Away (int'l edition)
TABLE: Tremors on the Assembly Line
INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS
Saving the Forest for the Trees (int'l edition)
TABLE: The Forestry Stewardship Council
INTERNATIONAL -- THE MIDDLE EAST
Violence May Also Leave Scars on Israeli High Tech (int'l edition)
CHART: Israel Loses Its Luster
INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE
A Virtual Home Run in Japan? (int'l edition)
TABLE: A Better Banking Deal
INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK
International Figures of the Week (.pdf) (int'l edition)
INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS
Taking Hong Kong to Task (int'l edition)
ARTICLES PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS
November 6, 2000
Ericsson Still Has a Dial Tone
Sweden's Dot-Com Deep Freeze
from page 12 of this issue Online Highlights
Cover Photograph by Graham Trott
articles in the November 13 domestic edition previously published in international editions
November 6, 2000
October 30, 2000
Microsoft's Big Bet
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