ISSUE DATE: May 26, 2003
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COVER STORY

The New Gender Gap
From kindergarten to grad school, boys are becoming the second sex
COVER IMAGE:  The New Gender Gap
GRAPHIC:  A Widening Gulf in School...
GRAPHIC:  ...Leads More and More to a Girls' Club in College
GRAPHIC:  The New Shape of the Workforce
GRAPHIC:  Boys' Story
COMMENTARY:  Why Can't We Let Boys Be Boys?
ONLINE EXTRA:  "It's a Bart Simpson Culture"
ONLINE EXTRA:  "This Is a World Made for Women"


INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN COVER STORY

Deflation Nation
How ordinary Japanese are living, suffering, and even thriving in an era of ever-falling prices
COVER IMAGE:  Japan -- Deflation Nation
CHART:  Deflation's Toll
GRAPHIC:  When the Bubble Bursts
GRAPHIC:  Uichi Kudo
GRAPHIC:  Hidemi Matsuhashi
GRAPHIC:  Sayo Ohuchi
GRAPHIC:  Tatsu Chisaki


INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN COVER STORY

Novartis
CEO Daniel Vasella has a hot cancer drug and billions in the bank. What's his next big move?
COVER IMAGE:  Novartis
CHART:  Novartis: The Right Prescription
GRAPHIC:  Novartis' Medicine Chest
GRAPHIC:  The Making of a Swiss Champion
Drug Development: A Whole New Tack
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UP FRONT

Talk Show

Looking for a Few Inattentive Men

Bad Bet on Asbestos?

Teaching the Post about Growth

Tasty Burger, Tepid Company

Predicting the Big One


READERS REPORT

Michael Dell on What Really Spurs Demand

Two Sides of Stan O'Neal

College Graduation Stats: Not So Dismal After All

AT&T Wireless' Controversial Bonus Plan


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"Just how independent are these `lead directors'?" (Management, May 12, 2003)

"This balancing act may get trickier" (International Business, May 5, 2003)

"Martha: Under a cloud long enough" (The Corporation, May 19, 2003)

"Are U.S. roads really so deadly?" (Readers Report, May 19, 2003)


BOOKS

How Ford Cruised Across the Years


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

Securing Your PC: You're On Your Own
Fixing Your Admin Password (Windows XP Home Edition)

Online Extra: Put Microsoft's Security Sleuth to Work


ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT

The States Should Find Their Own Way Out of This Hole


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: Finally, Corporate America Is Getting Some Help

France: Another Shot at Pension Reform


NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

Good News! The Dollar Is Down
COMMENTARY:  Not So Fast: A Weak Dollar Hurts Before It Helps

The Glitch in the Tech Turnaround

How the Fed's Deflation Phobia Buoyed the Markets

Commentary: From Good Tax Policy to Empty Gesture

Way to Go, Detroit--Now Go a Lot Farther

Executive Pay: Labor Strikes Back


IN BUSINESS THIS WEEK

Ann Fudge: Moving to Mad Ave

NASDAQ Nails the Big Board

Are the Feds Going After Gateway?

J&J: Subpoena and Subpoena

The New Shape of Sprint

Play Nice? Not Console Makers

Et Cetera...

New Luster


WASHINGTON OUTLOOK

High Noon at the High Court?

Main Street Loves Alan

Rove's Recruiting Woes

Red Flags at the Pentagon


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Heavy Damage in Riyadh


INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

Will Poland Turn Its Back On EU Membership?

A New Face-Off with Cuba


THE CORPORATION

Sara Lee: No Piece of Cake


FINANCE

The Hedge-Fund Confidence Game

Terminator 3: Lights! Camera! Investors!

Commentary: J.P. Morgan Should Cut the Merger Talk


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Chips Are Falling IBM's Way

For Mike Capellas' Next Trick...


MARKETING

Thinking Small at the Mall


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Electron Beams for Everyone


DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

Lights, Hologram, Action!

In the Genes: How Tough Is That Tumor?

Cool Armor for Pilots Downed in the Desert

Innovations


BUSINESSWEEK INVESTOR

Backseat Movies

Searching for a Finer Focus

TIPS for Your Portfolio

A Midsummer Night's Diversion

First on the Twister

Himalayas: Gems from Pritzker


DIVIDENDS

The Stat

Did I Say That?

Blow Up the Tent

Wi-Fi, Please


THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

How High Will Medco Fly On Its Own?


INSIDE WALL STREET

Anemic at Biogen

Rx for Longs Drug Stores: An Urgent Sale

How a Dutch Parent May Boost NetRatings


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)


EDITORIALS

Beware Media Consolidation

Time to Clean Up Mutual Funds

Tax Cut Folly in Washington


INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

China: SARS May Help Usher In More Openness--to Truth

Could Imported Goods Spread Disease?

Private Wealth Can Balance the Communist Party's Power

"Colleges in Crisis": How One Campus Has Coped


INTERNATIONAL -- ASIAN BUSINESS

Taiwan's SARS Luck Runs Out

The Rush Is On--for "The Biggest Market in Asia"


INTERNATIONAL -- THE MIDEAST

Commentary: How to Get Iraq's Economy On the Mend


INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS

Wanted: Jobs

Commentary: Schröder's Reforms: Less Than Meets the Eye

A Flat Tax Is Taking Root in, of All Places, Russia
The levy is taking root in the country, and while cheaper for the rich, at least people are paying

Will Enter the Matrix Save Infogrames' Skin?


INTERNATIONAL -- LATIN AMERICA

Argentina: The Dark Horse Who's About to Be President


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

International Figures of the Week (.pdf)


INTERNATIONAL -- EDITORIALS

Japan: A Sad Case Study in Deflation

Can This Man Fix France's Pensions?
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