ISSUE DATE: October 8, 2001
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COVER STORY

A New World
As the aftershocks of Sept. 11 spread, the contours of the tragedy are just becoming apparent. The operative word for the near future: Uncertainty
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UP FRONT

Talk Show

AT&T and BellSouth Talk Merger

Stocking Up

Pressure Is On to Share the Pain

Terror's Aftermath: Layoffs

Airports Are in a Holding Pattern

Student Defaults in Terror's Wake?


READERS REPORT

The Economic Fallout May Not Be So Heavy

Rethinking America's Place in the World

A Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Oil

Save Flying for the Long Haul

The Pritzker Empire Has Plenty of Focus

Broadband Will Drive the Internet's Evolution

Fannie Mae: Lenders Don't Get Stuck with Defaulted Loans


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

Note to Readers


BOOKS

Not Halberstam's Best or Brightest

The BusinessWeek Best-Seller List


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

Windows XP: Time to Buy a New PC?


ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT

China in the WTO: Let's Cut It Some Slack


ECONOMIC TRENDS

Early Inflation Sightings

Oil: Investors Have It Wrong

Nationalism Can Hurt Trade


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: Markets Measure Risk All the Time. This Is Much Worse

Britain: Will Consumers Keep the Economy Afloat?


FINANCE

Mutual Funds: The Worst May Not Be Over

The Suddenly Sexy...Government Bond


THE CORPORATION

Welcome to the Frying Pan, Jeff
ONLINE EXTRA:  Q&A with GE's Jeffrey Immelt


SPECIAL REPORT -- TELECOM

Broadband and Main


INDUSTRY INSIDER

Q&A: What Companies Can Do in Traumatic Times


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

New, Improved Blood?


DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

A Leap in Drug Research from Frogs

Nitric Oxide Helps Networks Think Like Your Brain

A Breathalyzer in Your Dashboard?

Innovations


BUSINESSWEEK LIFESTYLE

Two Boulevard Cruisers That Flip Their Lids


BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR

A Jet You Can Call Your Own
VIDEO:  Q&A with Lewis Braham

Talking Your Family through a Tough Time

Chicks' Picks Come Home to Roost


THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

An Insurance IPO That Looks Healthy


INSIDE WALL STREET

Insurance: Who Wins

Crossmann Just Keeps on Building

Staying at Home--with Karaoke?


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)


EDITORIALS

The World Could Come Out a Winner

How Best to Prime the Pump


INTERNATIONAL -- LETTER FROM PRAGUE

A Relic That Hasn't Gone Down the Tubes


INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

Rethinking America's Place in the World

Try Osama Bin Laden before a Muslim Court

The Bush Administration Needs to Examine Its Record

Fight Terrorism by Combatting Its Causes


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L BUSINESS

Malone Digs In

3G: Not a Bang, but a Whimper
ONLINE EXTRA:  Q&A with DoCoMo's Keiji Tachikawa

GM May Have Landed a Dandy Daewoo Deal


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

International Figures of the Week (.pdf)
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  SPECIAL REPORTS
Best Global Brands
These 100 brands are among the world's most recognized—and most valuable

Best Places to Launch a Career
We canvassed career-services directors, employers, and students to rank the best companies for recent graduates

BusinessWeek 50
Our picks of the top-performing companies from the S&P 500. Plus, regional rankings for Asia and Europe:
Asia's BusinessWeek 50
Europe's BusinessWeek 50

Customer Service Champs
Companies that excel at pleasing customers, based on J.D. Power & Associates customer satisfaction data and our own reader survey

Hot Growth 100
From young, upstart companies to those that have been around for centuries: Plus, regional rankings of top-performing small businesses in Asia and Europe:
Asia's Hot Growth 100
Europe's Hot Growth 100

Info Tech 100
Emerging-market cellular players, wireless phone and gear makers, and Web giants are this year's stars

World's Most Innovative Companies
Nurturing, creative cultures allow these companies to wow customers with innovative products and services

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