ISSUE DATE: October 9, 2006 =Subscribers Only

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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

Controlling The Damage At HP
Since he replaced Carly Fiorina, Mark Hurd has led an amazing turnaround. But can he keep HP humming in the face of a bruising scandal?
COVER IMAGE:  HP: Controlling The Damage
GRAPHIC:  HP: The Carly Years, Recovery, And Scandal
GRAPHIC:  Four Keys To A Turnaround
Mark Hurd: "I Should Have Figured It Out"

Corporate Snoops
As the HP scandal shows, some gumshoes will do what most executives either can't or won't
GRAPHIC:  Dogged Digging
ONLINE EXTRA:  The Bigger, Better, Less Secure Company
ONLINE EXTRA:  What Garbage: His PI Caught Their PI's on Video


SPECIAL REPORT

Top Innovation & Design Programs
BusinessWeek's first-ever survey of the D-Schools around the world that are producing the most creative talent


UP FRONT

Talk Show

A Web Fraud Squad For Advertisers

Failing On The Fundamentals

Cars That Know When To Say When

Searching For Spies

Innovation Hub

Where CEOs Are Coming Up Short

Prostate Cancer's Higher Profile

Counting Cash, Not Votes

When The Boss Won't Share

Question Of The Week


READERS REPORT

Launching A Career: Insights And Indignation

Options Fraud: Who Didn't See It Coming?

Tech Executives Should Stand On Their Own Two Feet

In The East Or The West, Big Brother Requires Hardware

Credit For A Green Building Where Credit Is Due

The New Safeway, For Better Or For Worse


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"A Shot In The Arm For Cleveland BioLabs" (Inside Wall Street, Oct. 2, 2006)


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

A Smarter Math Machine


MEDIA CENTRIC

No Slick Way Out For Tribune


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

U.S.: Consumers Aren't Sweating The Housing Slump Yet

A Job Growth Indicator Gets Iffy


THE BUSINESS WEEK

Running Bulls

Oops, More Smoke

The HP Way Out

A $4 Rx

Hoosegow Watch

Angry J&J

Does GM Want A Dowry?

The Mother Of All IPOs

A Spiffier System At The SEC

Kobi Cornered

Good Deed Of The Week


NEWS & INSIGHTS

The Downside Of Cheaper Oil

UnitedHealth vs. HCA: It's Ugly

Hot Asian Cars, Designed In Detroit


GLOBAL BUSINESS

Fed Up With Fakes
Take That, You Pirates

Potations From Chairman Mao

The Russian Towers Are Coming
ONLINE EXTRA:  Slide Show: Moscow's Rising Skyline


INFO TECH

How Yahoo! Gave Itself A Face-Lift


FINANCE

Amaranth's Loss, Wall Street's Gain


CORPORATION

Beyond The "Strip And Flip"


MARKETING

Wal-Mart, Please Don't Leave Me
Creativity Supercharged


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Boston Scientific's Double Bypass

"No One Wanted To Hear"


DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

A Cleaner Way To Make Steel

The Vexing Success Of Avandia

Now, That's A Power Plant

Of Einstein's Accuracy And Carbon Monoxide Cures


ENTERTAINMENT

Free Downloads—After This Message


EXECUTIVE LIFE

Working Out With...
Slide Show: Meyer's Training Menu

Slide Show: Hybrid Goes High Class

Lassie, Come To Houston
Doggie Show


EXECUTIVE LIFE -- PARKER ON WINE

From Northern Spain, Seafood's Soulmate
ONLINE EXTRA:  Slide Show: Elegant Albariņos


PERSONAL FINANCE

An ETF For Every Nest

Battle For The Index Investor


INSIDE WALL STREET

Goodyear: Ready To Roll?

Reinforced With Cash At Steel Dynamics

Calm Those Fears About NeuroMetrix


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)

Online Extra: Production Index Components


IDEAS -- BOOKS

One World, Two Blueprints

Online Extra: Slide Show: The BusinessWeek Best-Seller List

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


IDEAS -- FACE TIME WITH MARIA BARTIROMO

Inside The HP Case


IDEAS -- THE WELCH WAY

Whose Company Is It Anyway? 
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