ISSUE DATE: October 17, 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

In The Zone
As rivals circle, ESPN boss George Bodenheimer is trying to push his world-beating brand even deeper into the lives of sports fans
COVER IMAGE:  ESPN: The Empire
GRAPHIC:  ESPN: The Empire
GRAPHIC:  Branding, By George
GRAPHIC:  Youth Rules
Bio: George Ward Bodenheimer

ESPN.COM: Guys And Dollars
With plenty of sports on the Net, espn.com lures more male viewers 18 to 34 than any of its competitors

Mr. Touchdown For NFL TV Deals

A Tough Game For Eurosport
The all-sports channel broadcasts it all, to 54 countries in 19 languages. But without access to the Premier League soccer games, it's a tough scrimmage
ONLINE EXTRA:  Slicing And Dicing In Asia
ONLINE EXTRA:  The Making of ESPN's Baseball Deal
ONLINE EXTRA:  Why Mark Shapiro Left ESPN
ONLINE EXTRA:  The Wisdom of ESPN's Solomon


UP FRONT

Talk Show

Just The Bright Side, Thanks

Online Extra: The Commerce Dept.'s Official Offshoring Report

Online Extra: Commerce Staffers' Original Offshoring Report

Hank The Elder Statesman

Roads To Revenue

Resetting Clocks May Upset PCs

Jeong Kim: In Search Of Buzz At Bell Labs

Miller's Big Changing Of The Guard

Teaching Kids About Dollars And Sense


READERS REPORT

Reading Between The Lines At Microsoft

A Miles-Per-Gallon Indicator Could Help Fuel Efficiency

Why Deregulation And Transportation Don't Mix

Forget Wired. How About A Soundproof Hotel Room?


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"A Vodka From The Land Of Its Birth" (Up Front, Sept. 26, 2005)

"Taking The Taint Out Of Giving" (Social Issues, Sept. 26, 2005)


VOICES OF INNOVATION

Nancy G. Brinker: Promise Keeper
ONLINE EXTRA:  Breast-Cancer Screening: How to Choose
ONLINE EXTRA:  The Laughter Cure
ONLINE EXTRA:  Better Odds Against Breast Cancer


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

Laptops: Now The Big Picture


MEDIA CENTRIC

Old Media's Lame-Duck Days


THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

A Beauty In The Bargain Bin


INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

Indonesian Reform: The Markets Vote Yes

Local Group Wins Turkish Steel Prize

More Power To Germany's States?


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: Rate Pressure Starts Leaving A Footprint

France: Consumers Lose Their Joie de Vivre


NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

Living Too Large In Exurbia

Detroit: Suddenly, Small Is Beautiful
ONLINE EXTRA:  Petite Wheels Slide Show

A Deal Pregnant With Possibility

Business May Get More Days In Court


IN BIZ THIS WEEK

Rick Wagoner: Pedal To The Metal

A Pick-Me-Up For Merck

Chip Off The Old Redstone

Is Microsoft Behaving?

P&G: Storm And Stress

Et Cetera...

Closing Bell: La-Z-Boy


WASHINGTON OUTLOOK

Why Treasury's Next Chief Won't Be A CEO

An Old China Hawk's New Mission

When Is A Budget Cut Not A Budget Cut?


ASIAN BUSINESS

China: Let A Thousand Brands Bloom

This Chairmaker Sure Isn't Sitting Back

March Of The Flash Chips


EUROPEAN BUSINESS

Fashion: Tighter Belts Are In Vogue

Mercedes' New Boss Rolls Up His Sleeves

Lights! Camera! Russian Movies!


DESIGN

It Sure Ain't Old Navy
ONLINE EXTRA:  Slide Show: Dresser's Oasis


SPORTS BIZ

And Now, The Chief Endurance Officer
ONLINE EXTRA:  BusinessWeek Online's Fittest CEOs


FINANCE

A Tense Kodak Moment

The Sweet Smell Of Chapter 11
Analyze This: A Vanishing Portfolio


ENTERTAINMENT

Daggers Drawn Over DVDs
ONLINE EXTRA:  A Warner Bros. Green Light for Blu-ray?

Definitive Answers On High-Def


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Hey, Advertisers, TiVo Is Your Friend


THE CORPORATION

Prescription For Upheaval


INDUSTRY INSIDER

Canadian National: The Making Of A Track Star


MANUFACTURING

Designing Dream Machines -- In India


PERSONAL BUSINESS

McMansions On Wheels
ONLINE EXTRA:  Your Star Coach Is Here
ONLINE EXTRA:  RVs: Homes That Hit The Road Slide Show

Numbers That Blow You Away
ONLINE EXTRA:  Searching for a Nice Surprise

A Pro Who's Mad For Munis

Finding Fertile Ground Overseas


PLUS

Why The Roth 401(k) Is A "Dud" So Far

Patience Pays Off

Design 'Em, Deal 'Em

A Tiffany Exhibit


INSIDE WALL STREET

Buoyant At Cheniere

Blue Nile: A Fit For Amazon

Encysive Is Breathing Easy


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)

Online Extra: Production Index Components


IDEAS -- BOOKS

It's Teacher Salaries, Stupid
ONLINE EXTRA:  Education: "A Train Wreck Is Coming"


IDEAS -- VIEWPOINT

An Economic Storm Surge


IDEAS -- OUTSIDE SHOT

The SAP School of Design


INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

Europe Has An Inequality Problem Of Its Own

A Rising Deficit Brings Higher Interest Payments, Too


INTERNATIONAL -- CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"Yamaha: At The Back Of The Pack No More" (Asian Business, Oct. 3, 2005)


INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE

Japan's Indian Love Affair

El Salvador's Greenback Bind


INTERNATIONAL -- INT'L FIGURES OF THE WEEK

International Figures Of The Week (.pdf)
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