ISSUE DATE: October 3, 2005 =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, Business News, Technology Industry News
COVER STORY

The Real Reasons You're Working So Hard...
...and what you can do about it
COVER IMAGE:  The Real Reasons Americans Work So Hard
GRAPHIC:  Five Ways To Work Smarter
CHART:  Stuck In The Office
CHART:  Hours Drop More Elsewhere
CHART:  Why Mom And Dad Aren't Around
GRAPHIC:  Tips For Avoiding Burnout
ONLINE EXTRA:  "How to Take a Vacation"
ONLINE EXTRA:  Beating the Entrepreneur's Curse
ONLINE EXTRA:  Free Time? What's That?
ONLINE EXTRA:  How Baird Keeps Its Balance
ONLINE EXTRA:  Poll: How Many Hours Do You Work?
ONLINE EXTRA:  Blog: Economics Unbound

A Long March For Workers
And you thought we had it bad. At least you get paid for those 60-hour weeks

The Overworked, Networked Family
How the 21st-century household is using new technology to balance jobs and leisure


FALL SUPPLEMENT

FashionWeek
In this edition: Brad Pitt, the man with a plan takes on scripts. Plus: Vintage watches, fall fashion, golfing links in Ireland, and one man's quest to break wind-powered speed records


UP FRONT

Talk Show

The iPod Nano Under A Microscope

Virgin In The Oil Patch

Forget-Me-Nots Our Specialty

Too Tainted To Handle Relief Funds?

Heading Off Storms

Richard Shoemaker: The UAW's Thorny Path At GM

From IBM To Science And Math Classes

Is Someone Listening To Your Typing?


READERS REPORT

Harsh Lessons From A Hurricane

A Dispassionate Argument About Green Energy

The Shrinking Value Of That Sheepskin

The Best Way To Grade Students -- And Job Candidates


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"It's A Whole New Web" (Special Report, Sept. 26, 2005)

"Is IPG Worth The Sum Of Its Parts?" (News: Analysis and Commentary, Sept. 19, 2005)

"Power From The Sunbaked Desert" (Science & Technology, Sept. 12, 2005)

"Cradle Of Civilization" (Books, Sept. 5, 2005)


VOICES OF INNOVATION

Stephen Wolfram: Simple Solutions
ONLINE EXTRA:  Video View: Digital Reality


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

Look Who's Powering Palm


MEDIA CENTRIC

Inquiring Minds Want Results


THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

Bargains Among Busted IPOs


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: America's Trade Deficit: Expect Some Storm Damage

Land Of The Rising Hopes


NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

AOL Goes From Dog To Diamond

Calming The Crowd After Eisner's Thrill Ride

Who's Afraid Of Steve Jobs Now?

Making A Play For All Those Non-Players

Less Could Be More At Microsoft

Workers May Be Slowing To A Trot

A Conservative New Deal For The Gulf Coast


IN BIZ THIS WEEK

Pamela Thomas-Graham: A Change Of Wardrobe

Golden Days At Goldman

Kozlowski's Comeuppance

A Return For Implants?

Lilly's Man Of Science

Et Cetera...

Closing Bell: Avon Products


WASHINGTON OUTLOOK

Energy: Congress May Be Jolted Into Action

Tort Reform's New Foe On The Right

The Pentagon Deal That Won't Die


ASIAN BUSINESS

Reactors? We'll Take Thirty, Please

The Second Coming Of Richard Li

Yamaha: At The Back Of The Pack No More


EUROPEAN BUSINESS

Impasse In Berlin

A New Wireless Order

Russia: Spreading The Oil Wealth


MIDDLE EAST

A Bourse Is Born In Dubai


LATIN AMERICA

Chile: A Lopsided Miracle

Chile: An Innovative Incubator


INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

The "Wrong Signal" On Containing Nukes?

China And Japan: A Quarrel Over Energy

Bank Of Italy's Fazio Is Feeling The Heat


THE CORPORATION

BW 50: A New Blueprint At Pulte Homes


ENTREPRENEURS

They've Got You Covered


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Managing Google's Idea Factory
ONLINE EXTRA:  Google's Search for Simplicity


DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

Iris Scans That Work In The Blink Of An Eye

Reading Brain Waves To Get The Prescription Right

Noise Alone May Quench The Flames

The Gender Divide, And Fighting Stroke


SOCIAL ISSUES

Can Wal-Mart Fit Into A White Hat?
ONLINE EXTRA:  Lee Scott On Why Wal-Mart Is Playing Nicer


PEOPLE

Blow After Blow For Midwest Farmers


FINANCE

What's Bigger Than Cisco, Coke, Or McDonald's?
They're Not Telling Quayle Jokes At Cerberus
ONLINE EXTRA:  Commentary: Bring Fund Managers on Board

GE: Globetrotting For Real Estate

Vanguard Gets Personal


PERSONAL BUSINESS

Medicare: Decisions, Decisions

Passing On Your Home -- Painlessly

Shelter After The Storm

The Call Of The Queen Mary


PLUS

Lower-Class Shares

Calling All Railroad Buffs -- To Scranton

College Funds: A Safe Harbor

Bionic Wrench


INSIDE WALL STREET

Bud Taps New Markets

Giant Strides At Symmetry

Building Back With Headwaters


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)

Online Extra: Production Index Components


IDEAS -- BOOKS

Too Lean A Machine?

Up From Caste


IDEAS -- VIEWPOINT

What Price Catastrophe Risk?


IDEAS -- EDITORIALS

Peering Into The Hedge Funds

Germany's Elites Failed The Public


INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

Just How Innovative Is Google?

A Closer Look At China And India

iRobot: Venture Capital Was Just Doing Its Job

The Uphill Battle Against Sugar Overload


INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE

Asia's Shopping Mall Maestro


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

International Figures Of The Week (.pdf) 
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