ISSUE DATE: November 19, 2001
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COVER STORY

Sun's Defiant Face-Off
Scott McNealy sees himself as the last challenger to Microsoft's bid for Web domination. Is his plan realistic? Or grandiose bluster?
COVER IMAGE:  Defiant Sun
Graphic: How Sun Software Works
TABLE:  Sun vs. Microsoft
TABLE:  Fighting Words
ONLINE EXTRA:  Q&A with Scott McNealy
COMMENTARY:  Settlement or Sellout?
TABLE:  Dissecting the Microsoft Deal
TABLE:  The Road Ahead
Q&A: Charles James Defends the Deal


INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN COVER STORY

Germany's Challenge
Special Report: Can Europe's top economy lead the Continent to reform?
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BONUS SUPPLEMENT

Finding Your Golf Home: A Financial Guide
In golf-friendly communities across the country, the good life has never been so good


UP FRONT

Talk Show

Return of the Payroll Scrooge

How Cheap Is My Valley?

How Bob Lutz Is Redesigning GM

Paid to Be in Harm's Way

Where All Those Traders Went

A Boffo Season for Video Games?


READERS REPORT

Kicking the Oil Habit

Turning Gap Around Is a Team Effort

Don't Lose Sight of the Real Qwest

The Odds Aren't in This Traveler's Favor

A Novel Approach to Terrorism Insurance

September 11: The Soul-Searching Continues


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

Figures of the Week (Oct. 29, Nov. 5, and Nov. 12, 2001)


BOOKS

Street Fight for a Skyscraper


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

A Light Laptop That's Fully Loaded


ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT

Energy Conservation: An Idea Whose Time Has Come Again


ECONOMIC TRENDS

A Gossamer-Thin Safety Net

The Bad Rap on IPOs

Europe's Scant Info-Tech Payoff


INDUSTRY INSIDER

Q&A: The Repairman in Charge of Fixing Maytag
RESUME:  Maytag Chairman and CEO Ralph F. Hake


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: The Bad News on Unemployment Will Only Get Worse

Mexico: Congress Faces a Taxing Time


NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

Guarding America
Tom Ridge Talks: A Dispatch from the Home Front

When the Office Is the War Zone

What Kind of Downtown Does New York Want?

A Hit to the Mail Is a Hit to the Economy

A Stunning Reversal for HP's Marriage Plans

Commentary: Greenspan & Co. Have More Cutting to Do

In This Game, Microsoft Is More David Than Goliath

The Olympics: Downhill Run?


IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK

Evan Greenberg: It's Better in Bermuda

Davos Decamps for Manhattan

Philip Morris Execs Hop the Pond

A Merger Ahead for Enron?

Now Playing at Disney: Twofers

Baxter Takes the Blame

Et Cetera...

Pep Pill


WASHINGTON OUTLOOK

An Election Lesson: To the Moderates Go the Spoils

Top Numbers

Armey Retreats

Al Who?


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Koizumi: Twilight of a Reformer?

Can Two Chinas Live Together in the WTO?
ONLINE EXTRA:  Q&A with Taiwanese Prime Minister Chang

Thinking the Unthinkable in Argentina

Commentary: Why Germany's Economy Is Stalling Out


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Can This New Surgery Actually Revive a Dying Heart?


DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

Snaring Light in a Crystal Trap

Speedier Ways to Spot Bio Scares

To Catch Water in a Desert, Watch the Beetles

Innovations


SOCIAL ISSUES

Do-It-Yourself Labor Standards


MEDIA

At GE, New Pride in the Peacock
Let the Extreme Sell Begin


CORPORATE SCOREBOARD

Profits: There's Bad News, and There's...Bad News
Can Uncle Sam Move the Bottom Line?
Third Quarter 2001 Interactive Corporate Scoreboard


MANAGEMENT

The CEO Gravy Train Just Got Derailed


ENVIRONMENT

Pollution: Dumping on the Poor?


FINANCE

Insurance: The Coverage Crunch

Trump Rolls the Dice with His Creditors

Commentary: Why Tech's Bounce Will Fall Flat


INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT

Oshkosh Is Really Truckin'


BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR

How to Keep Prying Eyes off Your Medical Records

Don't Let Crooks Steal Your Identity

The Pause That Refreshes


THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

Let Shareholders Decide This One


INSIDE WALL STREET

Univision and Viacom?

From Cubic: The I.D. Cards of Tomorrow

Multimedia Games Has Got Bingo


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)


EDITORIALS

Slapping Microsoft's Wrist

The Stimulus Package, Pro and Con


INTERNATIONAL -- LETTER FROM ROMANIA

The New Curse of Dracula?


INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

Turning Gap Around Is a Team Effort

How to Improve U.S.-Saudi Relations

Kicking the Oil Habit

September 11: The Soul-Searching Continues

Don't Open the Door to Remote Hijacking


INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS

Singapore Sting

Opportunity Knocks for Knock-Off Drugs

Why Jakarta Is Keeping Foreign Buyers at Bay


INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS

Air France Isn't out of the Weather Yet

So Much for "Reinventing Italy"


INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE

Thinking the Unthinkable in Argentina

Slugfest over Europe's Stock Exchanges

Banking: Raising the Bar Can Hurt


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

International Figures of the Week (.pdf)


INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS

A Radical Global Realignment
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