ISSUE DATE: November 18, 2002
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COVER STORY

A New Cable Giant
AT&T Comcast will be unprecedented in size and influence--but must win over skeptical investors and sell unproven services
COVER IMAGE:  The Cable Guy
CHART:  Bad Reception
GRAPHIC:  The Cable Industry by the Numbers
GRAPHIC:  AT&T Comcast: Not Just Broadband
GRAPHIC:  Trouble Signals
GRAPHIC:  Your Digital Future: It Won't Be Cheap
GRAPHIC:  Brian Roberts


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L COVER STORY

Mega Europe
25 states, 450 million citizens. The EU expansion will challenge both East and West. Is bigger better?
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UP FRONT

Talk Show

What Does "May" Mean, Anyway?

The UAW Answers a Cry for Help

Slow Boat to California

The NJSE? Fuhgedaboutit

Have We Got a Deal for You: Office Space


EDITOR'S MEMO

Making Your Life Even Richer


READERS REPORT

So Long, Silicon Valley?

Instant Runoff Voting: An Idea Whose Time Has Come


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"My favorite mutual fund" (BusinessWeek Investor, Nov. 4, 2002)

"Why Veridian hasn't bombed" (Inside Wall Street, Nov. 11, 2002)


BOOKS

Coming on the Net: People Power


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

The Microsoft Pen Is a Mite Clunky


ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT

So Much for Cracking Down on the Accountants


ECONOMIC TRENDS

Less Chance to Rise in Life

Money-Market Meltdown?

Chipping Away at Paper Checks


INDUSTRY INSIDER

Q&A: Why Atomic Energy Burns Brighter Than Ever
ONLINE EXTRA:  Renewed?


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: After a Soft Fourth Quarter, the New Year Should Be Happier

Japan: Widespread Weakness Spells More Job Cuts


NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

Bush's Big Sweep

Online Extra: "Less Government and Less Taxes"

State Initiatives: Mostly Saying No to Change

Commentary: How Bush Outwitted the Dems

The Democrats' Deepening Dilemma

Online Extra: Republicans Win. "Break Out the Aspirin"

Commentary: What the Next SEC Chief Needs: A Passion for Reform

What's a Microsoft Rival to Do Now?
COMMENTARY:  Uncle Sam's Trustbusters: Outgunned--and Outmoded


IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK

Jeffrey Barbakow: The Auditor Is in

One Cingular Sensation?

The Fog Lifts for United

WorldCom: The Rot Keeps Spreading

Now, FASB May Get Tough on Options

Isn't It Funny, How an Heir Likes Money?

Et Cetera...

Short Circuit


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Japan's Quick Studies in Survival

Commentary: Is the Sun Setting on Hong Kong's Freedom?

Mexico's Farmers Are Getting Plowed Under


INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

Israel: A Newcomer with a Bold Peace Platform
ONLINE EXTRA:  Q&A: "A Palestinian State Is in Israel's Interest"

A New Reform Era in Turkey?


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

A Direct Hit to Parkinson's?


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Lou Gerstner Takes the Gloves Off
A No-Nonsense Book--with a Few Gaps


THE CORPORATION

Mattel's New Toy Story


DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

Highway Cameras That Can Direct Traffic

Putting a Gloss on the Right Stuff

Multiple Sclerosis: A New Line of Attack

Innovations


CORPORATE SCOREBOARD

Can Earnings Stay on the Recovery Track?
Why We Regrouped
What's Ailing Companies: Medical Bills
Third-Quarter 2002 Interactive Corporate Scoreboard
Third-Quarter 2002 Corporate Scoreboard (.pdf)


GOVERNMENT

Labor Chieftans' Secret Stock Deal


FINANCE

LBOs: Embracing Barbarians at the Gate

The Gensler Twins: Identical? Don't You Believe It

Commentary: J.P. Morgan: Pierpont Would Not Approve


WORKING LIFE

Revenge of the Retirees


BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR

The Suit Is Back in Business

Maxing Out for Mini Efficiency

Add a House to Your IRA

Don't Toss Those Analyst Reports

Q&A: Why T-Bonds Are Risky

Throw Me in, Coach


DIVIDENDS

Clever Camera

That Wasn't Me!

Trains Get Their Day

Hedge Heaven


THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

So You Think Stock Picking Is a Fool's Game


INSIDE WALL STREET

A New Millennium

H&R Block Is Getting Sued--So the Shares Are a Buy

Bursting with Energy at Suncor


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)


EDITORIALS

What Victory Means for the GOP


INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

China: Cheap Labor and Foreign Investment Aren't Enough

The View from the Top of Citigroup's Board

The Urge to Merge Isn't Always Misguided

Setting the Record Straight on Megawati


INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS

A Global Shopping Spree for the Chinese

Commentary: Could It Happen in Singapore?


INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE

Mediobanca: A Titan Trembles

Vivendi: The Stakes Go Up


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

International Figures of the Week (.pdf)


INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS

Will Mega Europe Move Forward?
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