Hot Growth 50: Best Small Companies 2008

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Hot Growth Companies 2008

BusinessWeek chief economist Michael Mandel explains the new criteria used to select this year’s hot growth companies and reveals the top 10.

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Hot Growth, Against the Odds

Here is BusinessWeek's list of fastest-growing small companies. Can they sustain their stratospheric growth?

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Morningstar Goes for the Big Money

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Lululemon's Next Workout

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Cal-Maine: Pricier by the Dozen

Higher egg prices mean Fat City

American Ecology Is Cleaning Up

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The Class of '06 Is Doing Quite Well

Hot Growth alumni thrived most if they served markets in Europe and Asia

How We Found 2007's Hot Growth Winners

The criteria BusinessWeek used to select the 50 companies on our list

Interactive Table: Highflying Small Companies

The companies on this list are among the most innovative and nimble players around. Our interactive table lets you dive into the numbers to explore the financial performance of the Hot Growth 50

Small Companies, Big Gains

The reasons companies rose to the head of the Hot Growth pack are as diverse as the list itself

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The online travel site's shares have soared. It's moving overseas and streaking ahead of rivals, which still tack on a booking fee