ISSUE DATE: April 23, 2001
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COVER STORY

The Bloomberg Machine
If he runs for mayor of New York, what happens to his empire?
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TABLE:  What Makes Mike Run
TABLE:  Data Wars
TABLE:  Bloomberg: The Empire
Hizzoner, Mayor Bloomberg?


INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY

Telecom Meltdown
Profits are vanishing. Companies are going belly-up. And this industry's troubles just might flatten the economy


INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN COVER STORY

The Super Banks of Spain
Two battle-hardened powerhouses are poised to take a run at Europe


INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICAN COVER STORY

Betting on Free Trade
George Bush wants to turn North and South America into the world's biggest single market. Is it for real--or just a dream?
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UP FRONT

Talk Show

A New Woe: Co-Op Boards

E-File: Easy, Except on the Wallet

A Chill Wind at Aspen

Stop, Thief! That's My Camry!

The People's Economist

Dieting: More Fun with a Buddy?

Infidelity Italian-Style

Footnotes


READERS REPORT

How to Get the Economy Back on the Fast Track

Don't Forget to Take Tech Stocks into Account

Making the Case for 3G Technology

More Fixes for America's Schools

They've Been Working on the Railroads

Brand Loyalty Starts in the Executive Suite

An Overlooked Option for Part-Time MBAs

This Jazz Club Really Jumps. The Food's Good, Too

Why Chart House Failed to Dish Up Profits


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"Machete Time" (International Business, Apr. 9, 2001)

"Speak bluntly, and carry a big bat" (Sports Business, Apr. 16, 2001)


BOOKS

From Radical to Robber Baron

Used Body Parts

The Delft Sphinx


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

Sony's New Vaio Laptop: One for the Road


ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT

How to Get AIDS Drugs to Africa


ECONOMIC TRENDS

A White-Collar Job Squeeze?

Web Trading and Speculation

Why Consumers Are Still Buying


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: Has the Job Engine Blown a Gasket?

Britain: Time May Become Blair's Worst Enemy


NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

A Comeback for Nukes?
The Pressure Is Building on Natural Gas

Is Nuclear Power Safe Enough for Your Backyard?

Lower-Rung Workers: Back on the Edge

Commentary: Was Turbocharged Productivity a Fluke?

Q&A with California Governor Gray Davis

Attention Shoppers: Enjoy the High-Tech Price War

Commentary: Your Right to Privacy: Going...Going...


IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK

Patricia Russo: Will She Click at Kodak?

Crunch Time for the VCs

Lou Dobbs Is Back. Is CNNfn?

Even EMC Can't Dodge the Bullet

Aetna Isn't Feeling So Hot

Motorola Keeps Losing Juice

Et Cetera...

Amazon Muscle


WASHINGTON OUTLOOK

Angry about Junk E-Mail? Congress Is Listening

Presidential Footsie

Smith Goes Green


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Commentary: Lessons of a Crisis

Young, Funky, Hip...Toyota?


INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

Germany: Schröder's Green Pals Are Crossing Him Up

Italy: A New Berlusconi Inquiry


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Commentary: Global Warming: Look Who Disagrees with Bush


DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

Tracing the Cause of Schizophrenia

For Radioactive Metals, a Way to Keep Cool

Who's to Blame for Warmer Oceans

A Fat Source of Brand-New Tissue


MANAGEMENT

For Female CEOs, It's Stingy at the Top


PEOPLE

EchoStar's Charlie Ergen: Odd Man Out in the Satellite Game?
RESUME:  Charles W. Ergen


SOCIAL ISSUES

Spending Your Kids into College


LEGAL AFFAIRS

New Order in the Court


FINANCE

We'll Have You Back on Nasdaq in No Time!

Can Jamie Dimon Win at Cards?

How the Dow Hides the Bear


BUSINESSWEEK LIFESTYLE

Take a Bike Ride on the Comfy Side

Serious Jumping with the "Rope Wizard"

New Balm for Those Aching Joints

Building Strength Fast by Going Slow


BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR

Keep Your Eye on the Factory Floor

Can You Cut Loose This PMI Burden?


THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

"Value" Investors: Pity Them No Longer


INSIDE WALL STREET

Too Rich at Krispy?

A Bigger Field for Churchill Downs

How Autodesk Weathers the Crash


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)


EDITORIALS

Lessons from the U.S.-China Standoff

Don't Let Telecom Competition Vanish

The Poorest Are Again Losing Ground


INTERNATIONAL -- LETTER FROM AMSTERDAM

A Flower Crusade That's Going Nowhere


INTERNATIONAL -- SPOTLIGHT ON AUSTRALIA

A Scary Jump in Shark Attacks...Could Threaten the Sharks


INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

Making the Case for 3G Mobile Technology

How to Get Japanese Consumers to Spend Again

Argentina Needs a Freely Floating Exchange Rate

Mahathir Was No Disaster

An Out-Of-Date Picture of Swissair

American CEOs Are a Lot Like German Bosses

The Best Technology Wins in the End

Peacemakers for Intellectual Property Fights


INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS

Young, Funky, Hip...Toyota?

Stalled in Singapore

Q&A: "It's Not a Good Market in Which to Sell" (extended)


INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS

The Fine Art of Raiding

Waiting for the Plus in Canal+
ONLINE EXTRA:  Q&A with Vivendi Universal's Pierre Lescure

Continental: From Tires to High-Tech Titan?


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

International Figures of the Week (.pdf)


INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS

The ECB Must Take Action on Rates
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