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THE INS AND OUTS OF A GLOOMY YEAR

It's the year of living seriously. War is in the air--the real kind, not the cold variety. Recession is definitely on our minds. It's time to hunker down. BUSINESS WEEK's annual roundup of fads and fashions shows a distinct drift back to home, hearth, and hash brown potatoes. We're into saving and V-mail to our GIs in the gulf. Wall Street is nowhere. Old-fashioned job experience outweighs MBAs. More surprises below.MANAGEMENT

What's In What's Out

Bankruptcy lawyers Investment bankers

Job experience MBAs

Severance packages Bonuses

Cash Debt

Retrenchment Growth

Lateral transfers Fast track

Outplacement counselors Executive headhunters

"Decruited" Recruited

Right-sizing Downsizing

Speed Strategy

Northwestern's B-school Yale's School of Management

Manufacturing jobs Wall Street

RIFs (reductions in force) Paternalism

FINANCE

Workouts LBOs

Bankruptcies Banks

House auctions Antique auctions

Deflation Inflation

Mexican stocks Japanese stocks

Cash Gold

Bonds Real estate

POLITICS & ECONOMICS

War games Peace dividend

Term limitation Incumbency

James Baker and Bob Teeter John Sununu and Dick Darman

United Germany Soviet empire

The Civil War The cold war

Trading blocs GATT

Wal-Mart Sears

Norma Major Denis Thatcher

Public-service cuts Infrastructure spending

Hosni Mubarak King Hussein

SOCIAL TRENDS

Basics Glitz

Saving Spending

Sitting tight Job-hopping

Pink slips Bonuses

Gloom Optimism

Warehouse shopping Malls

Values Greed

V-mail to GIs Flag-burning

Home cookin' Fancy dining

Babysitting co-ops Quality time

Julia Roberts Michelle Pfeiffer


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