ISSUE DATE: November 7, 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

Honey, They Shrunk The Fed
Ben Bernanke is unlikely to wield the same clout as Alan Greenspan, partly because the Fed's powers will be lessened in an increasingly global economy. And while Bernanke will keep up the inflation fight, his vision of the Fed is less ambitious
COVER IMAGE:  Honey, They Shrunk The Fed


SPECIAL REPORT

The Digital Home
Name any gizmo: Chances are it's gotten more sophisticated since you last looked


UP FRONT

Talk Show

MySpace Keeps Getting Bigger

Mini-Microsoft's Blogjam

Land Of The Dimming Sunset Years

Woolanthropists

Face Time: Henry Silverman

When You Can't Be Who You Are

SCOTUSBlog


READERS REPORT

The Scouting Report On A Sports Behemoth

Chasing The American Dream Past The Suburbs

Vitamin E Supplements: The Jury Is Still Out

Google's G-Mail Has Plenty Of Potential


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"Finding Fertile Ground Overseas" (Personal Business, Oct. 17, 2005)

"A Hard Ride For eDonkey" (Information Technology, Oct. 24, 2005)

"An Ugly Split Over Business Taxes" (News: Analysis & Commentary, Oct. 31, 2005)


VOICES OF INNOVATION

Gaming's Grand Master
ONLINE EXTRA:  Meet Mario's Papa


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

Video iPod, I Love You


MEDIA CENTRIC

Where The Boys Aren't


THE BARKER PORTFOLIO

Lend An Ear To Plantronics


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: Can Bernanke Please Two Masters?

Canada: The Forecast: Low Visibility On Rates


NEWS: ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY

Boeing Roars Ahead

Dell May Have To Reboot In China

Commentary: What My Dad Taught Me About GM And The Auto Workers

Dear Santa: Skip The Batteries


IN BIZ THIS WEEK

Jim Balsillie: A Black Day For Blackberry

This May Hurt A Little

CBS News Looks Within

Big Banks Must Pay Up

Cablevision Backs Off

Et Cetera...

Closing Bell: Amazon.com


ASIAN BUSINESS

India: Desperately Seeking Talent

A High-Tech Capital Runs Dry On Engineers

Japan: A Downside Of Downsizing

GE Money Heads East


EUROPEAN BUSINESS

Cell Phones For The People
When New Callers Opt For Old Handsets

Ahold Is Looking Fresh Again

3i: A Major Player In Midsize Deals


GLOBAL OUTLOOK

The Japan-China Oil Slick


RETAILING

BW 50: Coach's Split Personality


ENTERTAINMENT

The Lion, The Witch, And The Franchise


THE CORPORATION

"Mosh Pits" Of Creativity


PEOPLE

Lights, Action, And Bleeding Hearts
ONLINE EXTRA:  Catching the Conscience of Hollywood


LEGAL AFFAIRS

A Break For The Defense


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Rewired And Ready For Combat
ONLINE EXTRA:  At SBC, It's All About "Scale and Scope"
ONLINE EXTRA:  Verizon: Stumbling But Unbowed
ONLINE EXTRA:  Getting Cingular Up to Speed


FINANCE

Commentary: Refco: The Reckoning

Take Your Best Shot, Punk

Treading Warily In The Junkyard


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

How Likely Are You To Get Sick?


DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

Climate Change: A Sharper Picture

Preserving Organs With "Antifreeze" From A Flea

Scanning The Brain -- For Lies

Teensy Trucks And Steroid Spotters


GOVERNMENT

Unlikely Rebel On The Right


MARKETING

In Hot Pursuit Of Yoga Mama
ONLINE EXTRA:  What Kind of Mother Are You?


INSIDE WALL STREET

Writing On USG's Wall?

Hungry Banks Are Eyeing Advanta

Southwest Airlines Wings North


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)

Online Extra: Production Index Components


IDEAS -- BOOKS

What's So Good About Growth


IDEAS -- VIEWPOINT

The Right Choice For The Fed


IDEAS -- EDITORIALS

The Perils Of Unskilled Labor

What Business Owes Rosa Parks


INTERNATIONAL -- READERS REPORT

Chasing The American Dream Past The Suburbs

Don't Blame DEC's Demise On Holiday Turkeys

Is DaimlerChrysler Missing The Optimal Solution?


INTERNATIONAL -- CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"Please Call Housekeeping" (European Business, Oct. 31, 2005)


INTERNATIONAL -- FINANCE

South Korea: A Great Place To Be A Bank


INTERNATIONAL -- GLOBAL FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Global Figures Of The Week (.pdf)
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