ISSUE DATE: August 6, 2007 =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 Pet Economy
Americans spend an astonishing $41 billion a year on their furry friends
COVER IMAGE:  The Pet Economy
CHART:  Reigning Cats And Dogs: Where The Money Goes
Why We Spoil Spot So
When To Let Go
ONLINE EXTRA:  Narrated Slide Show: Reporter's Journal
ONLINE EXTRA:  The Battle to Be Top Dog
ONLINE EXTRA:  Slide Show: Americans Love To Spoil Their Pets
ONLINE EXTRA:  Video: Pet Economy
ONLINE EXTRA:  A Short Leash on Pet Luxuries?


SPECIAL REPORT

The Best Global Brands
Companies that demonstrate the right way to stage a comeback: Nintendo, Audi, Hewlett-Packard, Burberry, and Citibank


UP FRONT

Talk Show

Harry Potter And The Logistical Nightmare

Google's Eastern Exposure

From Batter Up To Fill 'Er Up

Going Short On Long Island

Stanford, German-Style

Alien Planets, Princesses, And PSATs

Approaching An Unhappy Milestone


UP FRONT -- ANALYZE THIS

Nobody Loves A Tattletale


READERS REPORT

North Carolina's Google Gambit: The Rest Of The Story

Prepaid Phone Cards Don't Care Where You're From

If You Import From China, You Pay The Price

BP's True Operating Problem

A Tale Of Two Beetles


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"The High Cost Of Wooing Google" (Government, July 23, 2007)


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

TiVo, Minus The Tangle


MEDIA CENTRIC

Guarding The Gray Lady


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

Credit Is Tightening—And That's Fine

Come Fall, Relief At The Pump


THE BUSINESS WEEK

Housing Woes Broaden

Barclays Sweetens A Bid

A New Hat For Cerberus

A Minimum Raise

Siemens Shift Gears

Bookselling Wizardry

Black Gold Merger

The Mighty Amazon

Radio la Carte

Two-Hit Wonder

Wal-Mart Refashions

Mobile Phone Of The Week


NEWS & INSIGHTS

Redstone: "Legacies Are For Dead People"

Let The Blame Begin

Where Have All The Checkbooks Gone?

In-House Attorneys, Watch Your Step

When Medical Studies Collide


GLOBAL BUSINESS

Luxury's Rising Son

Fad Marketing's Balancing Act


ECONOMICS

Rise Of The Rupee

Iran: The Buck Stops Here

A Lot Of Drama, Just A Little Danger
ONLINE EXTRA:  Slide Show: Vacations Get the Dollar Doldrums


FEEDBACK

A Slipping Dragon?


WORKPLACE

Dispatches From The War On Stress
Playbook: Chilling Out The Performance Culture
ONLINE EXTRA:  Video: Workplace Angst


DESIGN

Better Living At 30,000 Feet
ONLINE EXTRA:  Slide Show: A Dreamline Come True


INFO TECH

The Back Roads To IT Growth


EXECUTIVE LIFE

The Wrist Watchers
ONLINE EXTRA:  Slide Show: Watches for "Weenies"

Putting A Translator Through Its Paces


EXECUTIVE LIFE -- PARKER ON WINE

White Delights From Spain


PERSONAL FINANCE

Stockpicking: Follow That Guru

Time To Swap Piggybanks?


INSIDE WALL STREET

Starbucks: Set To Perk?

Why Elekta May Be A Stockholm Standout

Banco Bilbao Looks Like Buyout Bait


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)

Online Extra: Production Index Components


IDEAS -- BOOKS

Space: The Private Frontier

Online Extra: The BusinessWeek Best-Seller List

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

Online Extra: Slide Show: Business Best-Sellers


IDEAS -- THE WELCH WAY

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