ISSUE DATE: DECEMBER 18, 2000
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COVER STORY

  The Tech Slump
Slowing growth in tech spending, not shrinkage, is in store. But that will be painful enough -- for the industry and the economy as a whole
      COVER IMAGE: The Tech Slump
      CHART: Tech Spending Slowdown
      TABLE: Angst in the Air
      Who May Prosper Despite the Fall
         TABLE: Recession-Resistant
      Commentary: Tech Leads--Both Up and Down
         TABLE: Technology Booms and Busts
      Commentary: Greenspan: This Is Your Captain Speaking...
      More Bad News for the Naz
         CHART: Valuations Remain Sky-High
      Asian Electronics: Who Pulled the Plug? (int'l edition)
         CHART: Cooling Down
 

UP FRONT

  Talk Show
  A Korean Accent for Neon?
  A Self-Inflicted Bonus Cut
  United May Horn in on FedEx
  TABLE: No Scrooges Here
  Credit-Card Numbers to Go
  Maybe the Euro Isn't a Stumblebum
  A Tracker to Help Hunt Headhunters
  CHART: Movie Mania
  Footnotes
 

READERS REPORT

  Taking the Guesswork Out of Presidential Elections
  The Electoral College Is an Anachronism
  Protecting the Heartland
  The SEC's Victory Is a Hollow One
  This Bunny Is Hardly Winding Down
  Starwood's Star Isn't Rising That Fast
  What Gun Magazines Don't Reveal About Gun Ownership
 

CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

  ''Can Liberty Media get its groove back?'' (Media, Nov. 27, 2000)
 

BOOKS

  Atrocities in the Amazon?
      PHOTO: Cover, ''Darkness in El Dorado''
  Present Dangers
      PHOTO: Cover, ''6 Nightmares''
  Parallel Webs
      PHOTO: Cover, ''The Talmud and the Internet''
 

TECHNOLOGY & YOU

  A Browser for Nothing-but-Net Folk
 

ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT

  The War for Better Quality Is Far from Won
 

ECONOMIC TRENDS

  Bad-News Bears Get Vocal
      CHART: What Are the Leading Indicators Saying?
  When Directors Have a Big Stake
  Changing Jobs During a Boom
      CHART: A Decline in Job Seekers
 

BUSINESS OUTLOOK

  U.S.: Greenspan to the Markets: Stop Worrying So Much
      CHART: Manufacturing Enters the Soft Landing Zone
      CHART: Where Consumers Are Pulling Back
      CHART: Housing Demand Remains Healthy
  Australia: Tightening Begins to Bite
      CHART: The Reserve Bank Stays on Hold
 

NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

  How Bush Would Lead
      TABLE: Slim Mandate, Big Headaches: What W Would Have to Do
      The Stewards of a Bush Economy?
         TABLE: The Cabinet: How Bush Might Reach Out
      Commentary: The Search Begins for a Democratic Savior
      Pockets of Power in the Senate
         TABLE: Centers of Influence
      Commentary: What a Bush Foreign Policy Would Look Like
 

IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK

  Steven Reinemund: Pepsi's New Generation
  The EPA May Send GE Up the River
  A Sea of Pink at Dun & Bradstreet
  FASB Makes a Goodwill Gesture
  Life Support for Oxygen Media
  Knocking at the Smokehouse Door
  Et Cetera...
  Mended Net
      CHART: Inktomi Stock Price
 

THE BEST OF BUSINESS WEEK ONLINE

  Sculpting Life's Building Blocks
  ...And All the Price Trimmings
 

THE CORPORATION

  GM's Aztek: Born to Be a Little Too Wild
      TABLE: Anatomy of a Compromise
  Gap's Widening Gap at the Top
      TABLE: Executive Exodus
      CHART: Same-Store Sales Sag at Gap...
      CHART: ...And Profits Tumble...
      CHART: ...While Investors Head for the Exits
 

SPECIAL REPORT -- THE BEST PRODUCTS OF 2000

  The Best Products of 2000
  Our Favorite Clicks
      Products to Watch
 

THE WORKPLACE

  Commentary: Will the UAW Be Chrysler's Friend in Need?
 

MARKETING

  Talbots Heats Up by Cooling Down
      TABLE: Everything Talbots
      CHART: Ahead of the Pack
 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  Getting Tangled in Health Care's Web
      TABLE: Is HIPAA's Cure Worse Than the Disease?
 

DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

  All the Better to Hear You with, My Dear
  Boosting the Case for Beta-Blockers
  A Simpler, Faster Way to Test for Mad Cow
  Innovations
 

LEGAL AFFAIRS

  Is the FTC Defending Goliath?
      TABLE: Food Fight
 

SOCIAL ISSUES

  Corporate Charity: Why It's Slowing
      CHART: Corporate Giving Has Grown...But It Hasn't Kept Pace with Profits
      ONLINE EXTRA: TABLE: Companies and Causes: The Latest View of "Cause Marketing"
 

MEDIA

  Ad Spending: How Sweet It Was
      CHART: U.S. Ad Spending: Headed for a Big Drop
      What's a Dot-Com to Do after the Advertisers Bolt?
 

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

  Commentary: MSCI Indexes: It's Time to Redo the Math
      TABLE: Rejiggering EAFE
 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

  Microsoft Misfires in China
      TABLE: Regrouping in China
  A Pileup in Europe for Japan's Carmakers
      CHART: Japan's Carmakers Skid in Europe
  Just the Yank for Reuters
      TABLE: Reuters' Next Boss
 

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

  Can China Tame the Corruption Beast?
  Endgame for Milosevic?
 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  Federated's Fingerhut Fiasco
      TABLE: Fingerhut's Avalanche of Errors
  Sega vs. Sony: Pow! Biff! Whack!
      TABLE: Games People Play
  Meet the ''Completely Different EDS''
      TABLE: Troubled Times at EDS: Dick Brown's Turnaround Plan
  Walmart.com vs. Amazon: This Race Isn't Even Close
      GRAPHIC: Click or Miss: Amazon vs. WalMart
 

PEOPLE

  Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
      TABLE: 3M: GE Junior
      TABLE: As Growth Slows...Profits Are Taking a Hit
      Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Headhunter
 

INDUSTRIES

  Detroit Hits a Speed Bump
      CHART: The Big Three Fall Back
 

ENTERTAINMENT

  How Universal Stole Xmas
      CHART: Universal Studios' Brighter Picture
 

PHOTO ESSAY

  Maya Lin's World
 

BUSINESSWEEK LIFESTYLE

  Making Mincemeat out of Unwanted E-mail
      TABLE: How to Avoid Getting Spammed
  The Dark Side of Soy
      TABLE: Best of the Bean
  France and Austria: Where to Schuss
      TABLE: The Basics
 

BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR

  Where Did My Mutual Fund Go?
      TABLE: Traits of Vanishing Funds
      TABLE: Warning Signs
  Turning Value into a Gold Mine
      TABLE: John Schneider: Value Seeker
 

BW INVESTOR -- THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

  Just Who Are the Piggies Here?
      CHART: Valuing IBP
 

BW INVESTOR -- INSIDE WALL STREET

  Pummeled Novellus
      CHART: When Investors Got Rattled
  Constellation's Star May Be Rising
      CHART: Mixed Spirits
  Intertan Is Firmly Plugged In
      CHART: The Stock Is Down--for Now
 

FIGURES OF THE WEEK

  Figures of the Week (.pdf)
      Production Index Components
 

EDITORIALS

  How to Deal with the Tech Slump
 

INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON VENEZUELA

  A Great Lake Fills with Filth...As Salt Seeps in from the Sea (int'l edition)
      MAP: Venezuela
 

INTERNATIONAL -- LETTER FROM PYONGYANG

  A Nation of Famine--and Adulation (int'l edition)
      MAP: North Korea
 

INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

  The Blame for Italy's Slave Trade Is Misplaced (int'l edition)
  A Word of Warning from a Trailblazing Manager (int'l edition)
  Barro Needs to Look at the Big Picture (int'l edition)
 

INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS

  Commentary: Why Korea's Crony Capitalists Are Still in Charge (int'l edition)
      CHART: Perils of State Control
 

INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS

  The Battle for Russia's Electricity Giant (int'l edition)
      TABLE: The Chubais-Fyodorov Face-off
      ONLINE EXTRA: Chubais: "My Position on This Is Very Pragmatic"
  Why They're Cool to Kirch (int'l edition)
      TABLE: Kirch's Still-Growing Media Empire
  The Euro's Godfather Weighs the Continent's Future (int'l edition)
 

INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS

  Commentary: Chile's ''Model Economy'' Needs Some Sprucing Up (int'l edition)
      CHART: Chile Slows Down
  Pumping Up Petrobras (int'l edition)
      CHART: Petrobras Outperforms the Market
 

INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE

  UniCredito: An Appetite as Big as Europe (int'l edition)
      CHART: Picture of Profitability
      RESUME: Alessandro Profumo (int'l edition)
  Commentary: Turkey's Meltdown Started at the Top (int'l edition)
  This Exchange Lists You, Ready or Not (int'l edition)
      TABLE: Shares from the East
 

INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

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

INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS

  A Decisive Moment for EU Reform (int'l edition)
 

ARTICLES PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS

December 11, 2000
  The Great Migration
  Letter From New Jersey: Sometimes It Takes More Than a Village
  The Rothschilds Are on a Roll


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