ISSUE DATE: DECEMBER 4, 2000
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COVER STORY

  Toy Story
Old stores, new rivals, and changing trends have hammered Toys "R" Us. Can CEO John Eyler fix the chain?
      COVER IMAGE: Toy Story
      CHART: No Fun in the Toy Aisles
      TABLE: 52 Years of Toys 'R' Us
      RESUME: John Hamilton Eyler Jr.
      TABLE: Fixing the Store
      Clubby Boardrooms 'R' Us
      ONLINE EXTRA: CEO Eyler: ''You Really Have to Have a Service Mentality''
 

EUROPEAN COVER STORY

  Deutsche Telekom's Embattled Boss
Ron Sommer runs the AT&T of Europe. Break it up? He says no way
      COVER IMAGE: Deutsche Telekom's Embattled Boss
      CHART: Deutsche Telekom's Hard Year
      TABLE: The $80 Billion Spree
      ONLINE EXTRA: CEO Sommer: ''We Are Very Much Misunderstood''
      ONLINE EXTRA: CFO Eick: ''A Huge and Incomparable Transition Period''
      ONLINE EXTRA: Global Business Chief Hedberg: ''It's Not Just Winning the Deal''
 

FRONTIER

  Frontier
In our latest supplement for small business: Forecast 2001: What's ahead for your company. The business of predictions. Wireless: The next tech boom
 

UP FRONT

  Talk Show
  Sign of the Dot-Com Times?
  The Aztec Fails to Conquer
  Vote of Confidence
  TABLE: The New Demographics of Black Americans
  Everything's Just Ducky
  Making Hay While They Tally Ballots
  Now the Blind Can Enjoy Movies, Too
  CHART: Christmas on the Web
  Footnotes
 

READERS REPORT

  Greenspan and the Productivity Slowdown
  Don't Blame R&D for Xerox' Shortcomings
  CEOs Let Their Wallets Do the Voting
  How Can Economists Put a Price Tag on the Environment?
  Pilots' Pay Hikes Pale Beside Execs' ''Parachutes''
  Don't Exclude the Baltics from a ''New Europe''
 

CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

  ''What if it breaks?'' (Technology Buying Guide, Nov. 13, 2000)
 

TECHNOLOGY & YOU

  Why Most of Us Can't Have Broadband
      TABLE: The Barriers to Broadband
 

BOOKS

  Why Cyberspace Is Great for City Space
      PHOTO: Cover, ''The New Geography''
  Greenspan Revealed
      PHOTO: Cover, ''Maestro''
      PHOTO: Cover, ''Greenspan''
  The Business Week Best-Seller List
 

ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT

  The Message from Asia: Trade Locally, Think Globally
 

ECONOMIC TRENDS

  Emerging Asia's Shaky Recovery
      CHART: Why Have Asian Equities Swooned Again?
  Team Trust and a Winning Game
  A Louder Boom in the Big Apple
      CHART: Outpacing the Nation
 

BUSINESS OUTLOOK

  U.S.: Be Patient, Investors. The Fed Certainly Is
      CHART: Builders' Optimism Is on the Rise
      CHART: Banks Tighten Their Grip on Credit
      CHART: Inflation: Still Tame, but Drifting Up
  Mexico: New Leader, Old Problem: Slow Growth
      CHART: Growth Remains Strong but a Bit Slower
 

NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

  'Tis the Season to Be Gloomy
      CHART: Anxious Consumers...
      CHART: ...And a Weaker Outlook...
      CHART: ...Have Retailers Hurting
      It'll Be a Cold Christmas for Web Retailers
         CHART: Online Sales Growth Slows
  Commentary: The Candidate as a Campaign Spectator
  Who Will Help Ellison Run Oracle? Ask Again Later
      CHART: Oracle's Big Problem
  Commentary: Can Schrempp Stop the Careening at Chrysler?
      CHART: Rough Road
  Commentary: Broadband's Pioneers May Get Beaten, Then Eaten
      TABLE: Crunch Time for DSL Companies
  Playboy's Not-so-Energized Bunny
      CHART: Aging Playboy
  What's Bottling Up Natural Gas
      CHART: Yet Another Pricey Fuel
  Let's Keep This Exchange to Ourselves
      TABLE: Why Suppliers Are Shunning B2B Exchanges
 

IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK

  Kenneth Chenault: No Recount Needed Here
  A Windfall for AT&T Wireless?
  Flying the Pricier Skies
  To China in a Brown Airplane
  La Resistance on the Web
  Nary a Glimmer at Lucent
  Et Cetera...
  Telecom Disease
      CHART: Juniper Networks Stock Price
 

WASHINGTON OUTLOOK

  A Slowdown Could Hit GOP Governors Where They Live
  Insurers Team Up?
  Pricey Pentagon Parts
  Hillary the Bogeyman
 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

  Vivendi: Welcome to the Real World
      TABLE: Messier's Next Hurdles
  The Friends of Vladimir
      TABLE: Buddies in Business and Government
  Commentary: Vicente Fox May Be Setting Himself Up for a Fall
      TABLE: To-Do List
 

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

  Canada Feels a Hard Wind Blowing from the Right
  After Fujimori
 

MARKETING

  The Toy-Train Company That Thinks It Can
      TABLE: Lionel Back on Track: A 100-Year History
 

PHOTO ESSAY

  Track Star
 

GOVERNMENT

  Commentary: The Mideast: Win the Media, Win the War
 

THE WORKPLACE

  A Union for Amazon?
      TABLE: Why Some Workers Want a Union
  Commentary: OSHA's New Regs Will Ease the Pain--for Everybody
      TABLE: Redefining Risk
 

THE CORPORATION

  Hazy Picture at Polaroid
      TABLE: A Focus on New Products
 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  Commentary: Ebola Could Soon Be the West's Problem, Too
  A Blood Booster for Amgen?
      TABLE: Amgen's 2001 Pipeline
 

DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

  From Bats to Boats--Wings Take to the Water
  Keeping a Check on Foot-and-Mouth Disease
  How to Tell When You're Done in the Sun
  Chip Technology: Quantum Leaps and Tiny Steps
 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  Intel Inside Out
      TABLE: Intel's Missteps
      TABLE: Barrett's Fix-It Plan
  Trouble in Store for Data-Storage King?
      TABLE: How the Storage Market Stacks Up: EMC and Its Rivals
 

THE BEST OF BUSINESS WEEK ONLINE

  The Electoral College: Consider the Alternatives
  Great Story, but Who Owns It?
  A Faustian Deal for Napster?
  How Steve Jobs Failed at School
 

ECONOMICS

  Commentary: Free Trade in Asia: Bogged Down Again
      TABLE: The Roadblocks
 

FINANCE

  Feeling a Credit Squeeze
      CHART: The Loan Window Slams Shut
  The Rabbi of Day Trading
      TABLE: Mayer's Tips for Traders
  Barings May Be Headed for the History Books
      TABLE: ING Barings in the U.S.
  Commentary: Business Won't Hedge the Euro Away
      TABLE: The Euro Takes Its Toll
  Brokers Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
      TABLE: Fishing for Women Investors
 

BUSINESSWEEK LIFESTYLE

  Digital Cameras Are Coming into Focus
      TABLE: For Digital Pictures with a Difference
  ''Slow Food'' for the Fast Lane
      TABLE: Edibles by Mail
  Make My Oil a Vintage 1999
      TABLE: An Olive Oil Sampler
  Vinegar? Let's Have a Toast
      TABLE: Vinegar Vendors
  You Can Take the Port out of Portugal
      TABLE: Tantalizing Tastes
  Wake Up and Open the Coffee-Table Books
  The New Shape of Fitness
      TABLE: Working Up a Sweat
 

BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR

  Capitalizing On the Yearend Dash
      TABLE: Bargain Hunting
 

BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

  Amazon: Cheaper--but Cheap Enough?
      CHART: An E-Tailer's Slide
 

BW INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET

  A Newpark Gusher?
      CHART: In a Slough of Despond
  Stop the Wilting at Garden Fresh
      CHART: The Bloom Is Off
  Wilsons: Set to Go Hell for Leather
      CHART: It Took Quite a Tanning
 

FIGURES OF THE WEEK

  Figures of the Week (.pdf)
      Production Index Components
 

EDITORIALS

  The Clenching of U.S. Credit Markets
  Broadband's Slow March Can't Drag On
 

INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON ENGLAND

  As Houses Drown on Floodplains...Sandbags Turn into Gold Dust (int'l edition)
      MAP: England
 

INTERNATIONAL -- LETTER FROM COLORADO

  Whose Forest Is It, Anyway? (int'l edition)
      MAP: Colorado
 

INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

  Israeli High Tech Is Not Just a Few Startups (int'l edition)
  Why Filipinos Are Behind President Estrada (int'l edition)
  What Uganda Needs Now Is Electric Power (int'l edition)
 

INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS

  The Dangers of Cracking Down in Korea (int'l edition)
      TABLE: Crisis within a Crisis
  Commentary: Asia's Crop of Damaged Leaders
  Can Lever Get the Lather Back? (int'l edition)
      CHART: Hindustan Lever Takes a Hit
 

INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS

  Setting Himself Up for a Fall? (int'l edition)
      TABLE: Fox's To-Do List
 

INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE

  Barings May Be Headed for the History Books (int'l edition)
      TABLE: Why ING Barings Had to Go
  Japanese Online Brokers Are Committing Hara-Kiri (int'l edition)
      TABLE: It's Crowded at the Top
 

INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

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

INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS

  Japan's Old Guard Survives--for Now (int'l edition)
 

ARTICLES PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS

November 20, 2000
  Letter From Buffalo: Can Teamwork Rescue a Rust-Belt City?
  Gazprom on the Grill

November 27, 2000
  From World-Class to World-Class Disaster
  The Internet Party Didn't Last Long


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