ISSUE DATE: November 15, 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

More Special Reports

International Business News %26 Technology Articles
COVER STORY

Triumph!
It was a brutal contest that has left the U.S. perhaps even more divided than in 2000. Here's what Bush needs to do
COVER IMAGE:  Triumph!


SPECIAL REPORT

Golf & The Business Life
Our fall/winter golf supplement, prepared with the editors of Golf Digest


UP FRONT

Talk Show

GuideStar Has What The IRS Wants

A Tell-All Chip

PayPal Looks Like eBay's Best Bud

Black Gold

No Beer For You, Boychik

Jan Baan: New Day For A Former High-Flier

The TV-PC Mind Meld Speeds Up


THE GREAT INNOVATORS

Bill Gates: The Seer From Seattle


READERS REPORT

The Woes Of U.S. Drugmakers

A Silver Lining In The Outsourcing Cloud

How Microsoft Came Out On Top

Will Broadband Interfere With Emergency Communications?

Defining What's Fair In Broadcasting

What Kind Of Concentration Camps?


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"The Job Market, Unvarnished" (Editorials, Oct. 25, 2004)

"Santa's Feeling Strapped This Year" (Marketing, Nov. 8, 2004)


BOOKS

A Geek's Walk On Wall Street


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

The Music Mess: Advantage, Microsoft


ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT

Uniting, Not Dividing: A Blueprint For Bush


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: Corporate Profits: The Squeeze Is Already On

Britain: Pop Goes The Housing Bubble


IN BIZ THIS WEEK

Tom Freston: Mogul-In-Training

Time Warner Dollar Daze

Stem Cells' Golden State

Enron: The Feds Win One

CIGNA: What A Quarter

Et Cetera...

Closing Bell: USF


ASIAN BUSINESS

Asia's Great Oil Hunt

How A Thirst For Energy Led To A Thaw

Japan: A Nuclear Powerhouse Dims

Online Extra: Oil: The View from "a Long-Term Bull"

China Plays For Keeps Online

Japan: Making 3G Look As Slow As Smoke Signals

The Leak In China's Banking System


EUROPEAN BUSINESS

Germany: Revved-Up Dynamo

An All-Out Drive For Defense Deals

The Basket Case Called Kosovo

Commentary: And Europe Thinks The U.S. Is A Mess?


MEDIA

For Your Eyes Only, Wal-Mart Woman


PEOPLE

Toughest Job Yet For This Mr. Fixit


THE CORPORATION

Carnival: Plenty Of Ports In A Storm

Online Extra: Carnival's Ships: Photo Essay


MANAGEMENT

Lighting A Fire Under Polaris


FINANCE

The Long Arm Of Failure

Big Stick At The Big Board


INDUSTRIES

Crude Lessons About Oil


DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

Keeping Tomatoes From Killing Themselves

This Wheelchair Runs On Brainwaves

A Pill That Spurs Red Blood Cells

Happy Talk And The Power Of Veggies


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Accenture's New High-Wire Act
ONLINE EXTRA:  A Long, Strange Trip For Accenture's CEO


SOCIAL ISSUES

Commentary: Should Public Universities Behave Like Private Colleges?


THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

Callaway Golf: It May Look Like A Hazard...


INSIDE WALL STREET

Set To Move On Midway?

Raising The Toner At Xerox

Why DoubleClick Is Getting Second Looks


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

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


EDITORIALS

A Second-Term Agenda For President Bush -- And America


INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

Doves On The Defensive In The Land Of The Rising Sun

Required Reading For World Bankers

To Jump-Start Growth, Europe Needs Startups

When Economics Becomes Political

How America Has Rolled Up The Welcome Mat


INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE

What Should European Companies Do With All That Cash?

Commentary: Cut Labor's Clout On German Boards


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

International Figures Of The Week (.pdf)
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