ISSUE DATE: October 4, 2004 =Subscribers Only

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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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International Business News %26 Technology Articles
COVER STORY

Fuzzy Numbers
Despite the reforms, corporate profits can be as distorted and confusing as ever. Here's how the game is played
COVER IMAGE:  Fuzzy Numbers
GRAPHIC:  Pumping Up The Cash
GRAPHIC:  Spinning The Earnings
CHART:  The High-Risk Earnings Game
CHART:  Big Estimates, Small Returns
GRAPHIC:  Lifting The Fog
A Market Scholar Strikes Gold



INTERNATIONAL COVER STORY

Nissan's Boss
Carlos Ghosn saved Japan's No. 2 carmaker. Now he's taking on the world
COVER IMAGE:  Nissan's Boss
CHART:  Back From The Brink
TABLE:  The Way Of Carlos Ghosn
GRAPHIC:  Potholes
GRAPHIC:  Ghosn's Report Card
Smoothest Combo On The Road
GRAPHIC:  Two Heads Of A Global Giant
ONLINE EXTRA:  A Spin with Carlos Ghosn


UP FRONT

Talk Show

Tell 'Em How To Vote The Shares

One Uniform Tech Network?

Chipping Away At Microsoft

What Goes Up...

On Top Of The World At Universal

Clark Guns For Home Security

Tim Finchem: A View From The Fairway


THE GREAT INNOVATORS

Intel: Supercharging Silicon Valley


READERS REPORT

For The Unions, An Opportunity -- And A Crisis

America Needs Good Roads, To Keep On Truckin'

More Light On The Future Of Solar Power

The Self-Employed Are Not Scamming Insurers


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"What's Scaring Bush In These Swing States" (News: Analysis & Commentary, Sept. 13, 2004)


BOOKS

The GOP Betrayed?

A Lion In Winter

Online Extra: The BusinessWeek Best-Seller List (.pdf)


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

Those Superfast Chips: Too Darn Hot


ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT

Why Are the Dems Griping About Jobs?


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: What's Everyone So Rattled About?

Britain: Rate Hikes May Take A Breather


NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

Can Chuck Prince Clean Up Citi?

Commentary: Falling Bond Yields: Not To Worry

A Thorn In Halliburton's Side

Commentary: The Care And Feeding Of Jaguar

Welcome To Broadband City

Commentary: Is Outsourcing On The Outs?

Can Arnie Pump Up Business?


IN BIZ THIS WEEK

Steve Heyer: Two's A Crowd

Settling The Score At CA

Kodak's Brighter Day

Flummery From Fannie?

Nonstop Video Action

Et Cetera...

Closing Bell: Wendy's International


WASHINGTON OUTLOOK

The Debates: Why Kerry Is The Underdog
Debate Hot Spots


ASIAN BUSINESS

Give Us Your Soy, Your Iron, Your Grain...

Commentary: How Hu May Rule China

Mobile Telecoms Find Nirvana


EUROPEAN BUSINESS

Germany: A Brighter Sun In The East

Off The Dole -- And On The Assembly Line

Why Glaxo Can't Shake The Flu
ONLINE EXTRA:  "It's a Perfect Storm" for Drugmakers


ENTERTAINMENT

Can Televisa Conquer The U.S.?
ONLINE EXTRA:  Emilio Azcárraga on "Televisa's Advantage"


THE CORPORATION

P&G Has Rivals In A Wringer


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Keeping Out The Wrong People

Can Cisco Shift Into Higher Gear?


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

A Breakthrough For MIT -- And Science
MIT's Chief On America's Slide And How To Fix It


SPORTS BIZ

The Muddle In The BCS Huddle


MARKETING

Sir Martin's Shopping Spree


PEOPLE

Keeping Out Of A Jam
ONLINE EXTRA:  How the Smuckers Stick Together


PERSONAL BUSINESS

What's Lurking In Your PC?

Scotch At Supper

If Rates Are Up, Why Are Bonds?

Why Value Still Beats Growth


FOOTNOTES

Private Guidance

Gloves For Every Purpose Under Heaven

ABA Exhibit On Lawyer-Presidents

Still Time To Vote


THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

Dresser: The Halliburton Cast-Off That Could


INSIDE WALL STREET

A New Owner For Aspect?

TriPath Imaging: The Prognosis Is Good

Alliance Could Be "The Comeback Kid In Vegas"


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

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


EDITORIALS

The New Earnings Game

A Smarter Policy For Immigration


INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

Broadband: Why The U.S. Is Likely To Fall Further Behind

How To Manage An Industry On Steroids

Just What Is The Executive Life?


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L OUTLOOK

A Treacherous Test For Afghan Democracy

Strike Threat In Brazil

Total Makes A Move In Russia's Oil Patch


INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE

More Russians Are Saying "Charge It"

Indonesia: A Second Shot At Reform?


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

International Figures Of The Week (.pdf)
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