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RING IN THE NEW REALITY

Madonna is back. Al Dunlap is yesterday's coffee. What's bad?

The undying optimism of the mid-1990s may be giving way to reality once again as the soaring bull market and political bipartisanship yield to stock market jitters and divided government. With nervousness on the ascendant, Corporate America, newly enamored of poetry and value, is looking for stability in sincerity. So who knows? Maybe the long knives in Washington can legislate, not mutilate. Nah.EDITEd by Toddi GutnerReturn to top

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What's In/What's Out

BUSINESS

Poetry Corporate Jargon

Chief Learning Officer Human Resources Chief

Synergy (again!) Mindless Acquisitions

Value Share Market Share

Stock-Market Jitters The Indestructible Bull

The Nifty 50 Small-Cap Stocks

At-Home Trading Stockbrokers

The Euro The German Mark

Industrial Espionage Industrial Policy

Stock Options COLAs

Debit Cards Credit Cards

John Walter Al Dunlap

SOCIAL TRENDS

New York Miami

The Code The Rules

Henry James Jane Austen

Rosie O'Donnell Rush Limbaugh

Soccer Moms Little League Dads

Internet Dating Blind Dating

Figure Skating Pro Football

Star Wars Star Trek

Zinfandel Chardonnay

Web TV Cable

Video Games Power Rangers

Joe Torre Dan Reeves

Homo Erectus Martians

Gay Marriage Divorce

Horsepower Air Bags

POLITICS

Divided Government Bipartisanship

Corporate Welfare Welfare Reform

Al Newt

NTSB FBI

Madonna Benazir Bhutto

MSAs IRAs

Janet Reno Janet Reno Return to top

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What's Out

BUSINESS

Corporate Jargon

Human Resources Chief

Mindless Acquisitions

Market Share

The Indestructible Bull

Small-Cap Stocks

Stockbrokers

The German Mark

Industrial Policy

COLAs

Credit Cards

Al Dunlap

SOCIAL TRENDS

Miami

The Rules

Jane Austen

Rush Limbaugh

Little League Dads

Blind Dating

Pro Football

Star Trek

Chardonnay

Cable

Power Rangers

Dan Reeves

Martians

Divorce

Air Bags

POLITICS

Bipartisanship

Welfare Reform

Newt

FBI

Benazir Bhutto

IRAs

Janet RenoReturn to top


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