ISSUE DATE: October 15, 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

Housing: That Sinking Feeling
Homeowners are getting slammed as builders slash prices. The big question: Will this shock treatment help hasten the end of the painful downturn?
COVER IMAGE:  That Sinking Feeling
CHART:  The Discount Formula
ONLINE EXTRA:  Commentary: Bullish Analysts and the Housing Market
ONLINE EXTRA:  Slide Show: America's Most Hammered Homebuilders


UP FRONT

Talk Show

Marketing Plastic: The New College Try

Bittersweet Memories At Hershey

Slide Show: How Much Is That In Krone?

Program Trading

Protected Parking For Pedalers

10-K Decoder

Research Finally Gets Its Due

A Coal-Fired IPO

Where Have All The Tightwads Gone?


READERS REPORT

The Downside Of Embracing Ethanol

Colleges And Credit Cards: How Cozy?

What Big Accounting Firms Don't Teach You

Tech Support: Coddling Bosses Can Hurt Business


CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"Wage Wars" (Cover Story, Oct. 1, 2007)

"Subprime Hits The Subcontinent" (Up Front, Sept. 24, 2007)

"John Galloway" (The Power 100, Oct. 8, 2007)


TECHNOLOGY & YOU

Fine. But Where's The Wow?


MEDIA CENTRIC

Music, Critics, And Crowds


BUSINESS OUTLOOK

Don't Count Out The Consumer Just Yet

Housing Speculators Are Ready To Bail


THE BUSINESS WEEK

Bad News? What Bad News?

The Fate Of GM's Plants

Nokia's New Direction

Canadian Onslaught?

A Cloud Over EADS

O.K., We Bid Too High

Putin's Ambition

Wal-Mart Gets The Nod

P&G: More Housecleaning

Alcatel Wants Action

He's Sour On Hershey

Verdict Of The Week


NEWS & INSIGHTS

Subprime Woes At Cerberus

Join The FON Club, Be A Hotspot

Microsoft Wants Your Health Records


GLOBAL BUSINESS

Firing Up India's Factories

Bottlenecks In Toyland


DESIGN

The Talent Hunt
With innovation and globalization top priorities, corporations are designing programs for the next generation of creative managers


SPECIAL REPORT

Solar's Day In The Sun
The big hurdle has been finding a technology that can match the low cost of fossil fuel. John O'Donnell thinks he has that licked
Interactive Graphic: Field Of Mirrors
ONLINE EXTRA:  Video: How Solar Panels Can Cut Your Electric Bills


INFO TECH

That's One Way To Reinvent A Company


ENTREPRENEURS

The Rise Of The Affinity Cell Phone


FEEDBACK

The Clock And The Paycheck


DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

Red-Handed Terrorists

A Different Tune For CD Players

Lessons From Roach Night School

Of Economic Choices—Human And Otherwise


EXECUTIVE LIFE

Bright Lights, Big Game

A Classier C-Class


EXECUTIVE LIFE -- PARKER ON WINE

Delights From Promising Palmina


PERSONAL FINANCE

The New Exchange-Traded Funds
There are now many more options for expanding your portfolio's global reach


INSIDE WALL STREET

Strong Bids At Sotheby's

Polycom: A Chance To Dial In?

Safer Surgery With Stereotaxis


FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Figures of the Week (.pdf)

Online Extra: Production Index Components


IDEAS -- BOOKS

Fill 'Er Up—But With What?


IDEAS -- OUTSIDE SHOT

Bad Medicine For Health Care


IDEAS -- THE WELCH WAY

Breaking Through The Bias
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