ISSUE DATE: August 16, 2004 =Subscribers Only

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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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International Business News %26 Technology Articles
COVER STORY

Global Warming
Consensus is growing among scientists, governments, and business that they must act fast to combat climate change. This has already sparked efforts to limit CO2 emissions. Many companies are now preparing for a carbon-constrained world
COVER IMAGE:  Global Warming
CHART:  Many Scientists Agree On The Basics Of Global Warming...
GRAPHIC:  ...And The Effects On The Planet Could Be Dire
GRAPHIC:  Some Companies Are Already Making Changes...
GRAPHIC:  ..But Governments Must Show Leadership
GRAPHIC:  How To Trade Carbon Credits
GRAPHIC:  The Earth's Conveyor Belt
GRAPHIC:  Mighty Glaciers...Receding Into Mist


UP FRONT

Talk Show

Taking A Firm Swipe At CalPERS

Please Don't Eat The Analyst

Wal-Mart's Discovery Dispute

Still Reeling 'Em In

The NYSE Muscles In On ETF Turf

William Nuti: Symbol Moves On, At Last

Who Wears The Wallet In The Family?

Microsoft Updates Its Watch List


THE GREAT INNOVATORS

Jane Jacobs: Sticking Up For Cities


READERS REPORT

Clearly, Sun's McNealy Knows How To Adapt -- Or Maybe Not

Don't Get Your Heart Set On Retiring At 65

Do The Math: The Quality Of New Jobs Is Deteriorating


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"Kerry's Battle Plan" (News: Analysis & Commentary, Aug. 2, 2004)

"Getting Animated" (Up Front, Aug. 9, 2004)


BOOKS

Birth Of An Info Tech Miracle


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

MP3 Plus Video: Great Idea, Needs Work


ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT

Kerry's Health Plan: Coverage For (Almost) All


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: Corporate America Picks Up The Baton

France: Consumers To The Rescue


NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

Terror Threats: What Companies Need To Do

Doing The Swing-State Shuffle

Behind The Numbers: A Hidden Bounce For Kerry

"This Is Not The Intel We All Know"

Commentary: What Cheney Should Have Known At Halliburton

Chrysler: A Smoother Ride, But Bumps Ahead

Can Gap Do It Again?

Commentary: Things Aren't Going Better At Coke


IN BIZ THIS WEEK

Andrew Liveris: Chemical Agent

Bristol's Bitter Pill

The Souffles Keep Falling

Have TiVo, Will Travel

A Mentor On The Mend

Et Cetera...

Closing Bell: Coach


WASHINGTON OUTLOOK

Is There Life After November for 527s?

Phishing For Kerry Donors

Millionaire Equalizer


ASIAN BUSINESS

Outsourcing: Fortress India?


EUROPEAN BUSINESS

Michelin: New Rubber Hits The Road


LATIN AMERICA

Made In The Maquilas Again


INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

The Kinks In Russia's Oil Pipeline

A Comeback For Mexico's PRI?

Italy Bites The Bullet


PEOPLE

Can Woody Johnson Make It In New York?


SPORTS BIZ

The Coached Are Cashing In


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

For Every Gizmo, A TI Chip
ONLINE EXTRA:  A Talk with TI's Rich Templeton

Commentary: "Please God, Just One More Bubble"


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The Race To Stop An Eyesight Stealer


ENTERTAINMENT

Commentary: A War That Hollywood Can't Afford


FINANCE

The Brokers Strike Back

What's Really Inside Krispy Kreme?

Commentary: The Big Board's Big Compromise


CORPORATE SCOREBOARD

Streaking Past Expectations

A Foreign Engine For U.S. Profits

Online Extra: Second Quarter 2004 Interactive Corporate Scoreboard

Second Quarter 2004 Corporate Scoreboard (.pdf)


PERSONAL BUSINESS

The 529 Ate My Tax Break

Swinging In Style

Poker That Needs No Poker Face

Nail That Fungus


FOOTNOTES

Directors Wanted

E-Writers Rule

Lemon, Italian Style


THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

Day Trading: It's Not Always A Fool's Game


INSIDE WALL STREET

Patterson: Really Drilling

Are Rivals Giving Dover The Once-Over?

Profits Loom For Æterna Zentaris


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures Of The Week (.pdf)
ONLINE EXTRA:  Production Index Components


EDITORIALS

How To Combat Global Warming

Mowing Down Farm Subsidies
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