ISSUE DATE: November 26, 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 Consumer Crunch
Recession or not, American families will be forced to tighten their belts
COVER IMAGE:  Coming Soon! The Consumer Crunch
CHART:  Is a 25-Year Shopping Spree Over?


THE BUSINESS WEEK -- NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Shocker on the Street

The Great Communicator

Goldman to the Rescue

Strapped Consumers

Not So Sweet at Hershey's

Big Blue Gets Bigger

Desert Dealmaking

Samsung Scandal

Out from Under Vioxx

Riding the Bull in China

Silicon Al Gore

Yahoo! Settles

Come to Work—Win a Car

BHP Goes After Rio Tinto

Euro-Regulators

Peltz's Cheaper Meal

Mobile Spam Plague

A Modest Proposal

Coup for a Bourse

Guidelines from Beijing

Oil on the Waters

Risk Officers Under Fire

Morning in Bentonville?

New Blood for the SEC?

Cap That Carbon!

A Gift from Rupert

Animation Nation


THE BUSINESS WEEK -- BUSINESS OUTLOOK

Stagflation Lite?


THE BUSINESS WEEK -- NUMBERS

Slide Show: Earnings, on Balance, Still Look Solid

Online Extra: Figures of the Week (.pdf)


THE BUSINESS WEEK -- THE NEXT BUSINESS WEEK

BusinessWeek.com

BusinessWeek TV

Calendar


THE BUSINESS WEEK -- BTW

Time Is Money—Now See How Much

From Olympic-Size to Little League

Tom Perkins on—Who Else?—Tom Perkins

Cold Call, Hot Water

A Donation in Nobody's Name

Mapping the World's Best Managers


THE BUSINESS WEEK -- FACETIME

John Thain on His New Job as CEO of Merrill Lynch


NEWS

He Fixed the NYSE. Can He Fix Merrill?

Why Not Larry Fink

Easy Does It, Mr. Niederauer

A Chain Reaction in Shaky Debt?

Soft Landings for CEOs
ONLINE EXTRA:  Slide Show: CEOs Can Take It with Them

Extra Innings in the Digital Game

A Hot Hand in Oil Speculation
What Options Are Telling Us

Bend It Like…Blanco

Spammers Have Your Number


IN DEPTH

China Inc. Is Out on a Limb

If You Want to Play China…

Philanthropy Special Report

IN: Inside Innovation Special Report


WHAT'S NEXT -- TELECOM

The Paperless Map Is the Killer App


WHAT'S NEXT -- INFO TECH

Facebook Is Losing Face on the Web

Building a 3D World One Snapshot at a Time

The Thorn in TI's Side


WHAT'S NEXT -- MARKETING

How Danone Turns Bacteria into Bucks


WHAT'S NEXT -- SCANDALS

Siemens Braces for a Slap from Uncle Sam


WHAT'S NEXT -- FINANCE

Where Buffett Wannabes Trade Tips


WHAT'S NEXT -- ENTREPRENEURS

Threadless: From Clicks to Bricks


WHAT'S NEXT -- ASIAN HOT GROWTH

Warmed by China's Glow
ONLINE EXTRA:  Interactive Table: Asia's Hot Growth Companies--2007


WHAT'S NEXT -- ENTERTAINMENT

Break Out Those 3D Glasses

A Creative Outlet for TV Writers

The Big Ten Battles Big Cable

Disney Takes the Show on the Road


PERSONAL BUSINESS -- BENEFITS

You've Got Dependents? Prove It


PERSONAL BUSINESS -- MUTUAL FUNDS

Money-Market Funds: A Safety Check


PERSONAL BUSINESS -- PLUS

And Baby Makes…Big Bills

A Rollover Reprieve for Your 401(k) Heirs

Mutual Funds: Fat and Getting Fatter


PERSONAL BUSINESS -- PARKER ON WINE

Rivaling the Bordeaux Aristocrats


OPINION -- TECH & YOU

The Connected Home—Disconnected


OPINION -- MEDIA CENTRIC

Data Geeks Make Good


OPINION -- INSIDE WALL STREET

Staples: No. 1 in the World's Offices

Owens-Illinois Is Streaking Ahead

A Key Patent for Biodel


OPINION -- FEEDBACK

Who Built the Debtors' Prisons?

Time to Evaluate Citi's Ethical Standards

Can the U.S. Draw the Line on Medical Costs?

Why the War on Hooky Is Counterproductive

Don't Let the Telecoms Meddle with Our Content


OPINION -- CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS

"Shoplifters Get Smarter" (News, Nov. 19. 2007)

"Ma Bell, the Web's New Gatekeeper?" (News, Nov. 19, 2007)

"The Best Spare-Time B-Schools" (In Depth, Nov. 12, 2007)

"Cadbury Shifts Gears" (The Business Week , Oct. 22, 2007)


OPINION -- OUTSIDE SHOT

Sir Howard Stringer On Recharging Sony


OPINION -- BOOKS

Oh, for the Good Old Days


OPINION -- THE WELCH WAY

Scrambling to Find a Successor
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